Gregory William Gillis

25 May, 194214 May, 2021

Gregory William Gillis of Norwood, MA passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on May 14th surrounded by his loved ones. Gregory was raised in Walpole, MA graduating from Walpole High School in 1960. He was a telephone repair technician working for Verizon for many years before his retirement. Gregory was a proud member of IBEW Local 222 as well as a member of the Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves. He loved woodworking, bicycling, outdoor activities and especially loved going to his children’s, and later, grandchildren’s sporting events. He was very family oriented and passionate about helping his friends and family in any way that he could.

Gregory was a devoted husband for 57 years to his wife, Joanne (Gearty) Gillis. Loving father of Gregory Gillis Jr and his wife, Nancy of Norwood, Matthew Gillis and his wife, Kathy of Norwood, Heather Porreca and her husband, Eddie of Attleboro, Amanda Durand and her husband, Doug of Canton, and the late Andrew Gillis and his wife, Karen of Norwood. Cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren: Rebecca Gillis, Gregory Gillis III, Hannah Gillis, Katherine Gillis, Lauren Gillis, Grace Gillis, Shannon Gillis, Owen Gillis, Hadley Porreca, Eddie Porreca, Maggie Porreca, Carolyn Durand, Nolan Durand and Gavin Durand. He was the brother of Judy Hartmann and her husband Ed of Walpole and Libby Gately of Brewster. He was the son of the late Everett and Shirley Gillis and brother to the late Michael Gillis and Paul Gillis.

A visitation will be held at Gillooly Funeral Home on May 18, 2021 at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church at 11 am with interment at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Greg's memory can be made to Old Colony Hospice , 321 Manley St, West Bridgewater or to the MS Society , Greater New England Chapter, 101A 1st Ave, Waltham MA.

Gregory will be dearly missed by all.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 18 May , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 18 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, 18 May , 2021


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Diana Morse

19 May 2021

Uncle Greg was a wonderful man. Enjoyed our visits with you all. Praying for you Aunt Joanne and your family.
The Pawlick Family

barbara lyons

17 May 2021

I am going to truly miss Greg. He was so courageous in fighting his disease. I'll miss his smiling face at St Catherine's. When I would walk past him and his dear wife they always would smile back at me. The Gillis' Family are such a warm and caring family in which Greg was their Patriarch. I'll miss him at the German Club where once in awhile his sons and family would take him out. I'll miss working with him at the phone co too. He was a good man, a great father to all his children and grandchildren and a wonderful husband to his beautiful wife. May he rest in eternal peace with OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, Sincerely Barbara A Lyons XO

Mike Brown (Big Daddy)

17 May 2021

To the entire Gillis Family,
I was privileged to have known such a fine gentleman.
The boss was great company at the Elks on an occasional Sunday night with the boys, enjoying some wings and Guinness.
Love ya!
Big Daddy

Packy Mulvehill

17 May 2021

RIP Mr. Gillis...Prayers for you all!
Packy Mulvehill

Robert Haggerty

16 May 2021

Our condolence and prayers for you Aunt Joanne and family. Many good memories of Uncle Greg’s visit to Georgia. RIP
Robert and Kim Haggerty

Adolfo Sanchez

16 May 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace, God Bless.

David Gearty

15 May 2021

So sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to the family.
- Love Dave, Val and Family

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