Edward A. "Eddie" Gillis, Jr.
Wrentham, Edward A. “Eddie” Gillis, Jr., age 61, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, June 22, 2017, with the comfort of his loving family.
Eddie was born in Quincy to the late Anne B. (Delforno) and Edward A. Gillis, Massachusetts State Police, Retired. He had lived at the Wrentham Developmental Center for many years.
Eddie enjoyed his many years of employment with the “Redemco” program at the Wrentham Developmental Center.
He participated in Special Olympics events, including track and bowling. Eddie loved music and dancing and enjoyed watching wrestling and cowboy movies with his late mother, Anne.
Eddie was proud of his strong Catholic faith and was a former longtime altar server.
Devoted brother of Cheryl A. Gillis-Smith and her husband Bill of Braintree, Shawn M. Gillis of Pacific Palisades, California, Debra L. O’Neil and her husband Darren of Hanover, Erin M. Gillis and her partner Edward T. Quinn of Scituate.
Loving uncle of Ryan Smith, Brittany Bigelow and her husband Cory and their daughter Haley, Shawna Foster and her husband Jason, D.J., Devin, and Dylan O’Neil, and Effie Quinn.
Eddie is also survived by his dear cousin, Michael Sadlier of Quincy and his cherished Wrentham family.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Thursday, June 29th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the Wrentham Developmental Center, 131 Emerald Street, Wrentham, MA 02093.
The Gillis family would like to acknowledge and thank Eddie’s many caregivers and friends at the Wrentham Developmental Center. Their love and caring support has been greatly appreciated.
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