Mary Gillis

January 23, 1932December 24, 2019

Mary Phyllis (Hardy) Gillis, 87, of Framingham, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, suddenly after a brief illness.

Born on January 23, 1932, in Newtonville, she was the daughter of Noble and Phyllis (Mader) Hardy. Mary was raised in Newtonville and graduated from Newton High School and Fisher College. She moved to Framingham in 1958 and many years ago she worked part-time in the cafeteria of Framingham State College (now University) for nearly 20 years. Mrs. Gillis went on to work as a Purchaser for the former Waters Equipment Company in Marlborough for 15 years until her retirement in the mid 1990s.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Gillis; devoted mother of Douglas Boulter and Linda Jackson, both of Shrewsbury; cherished sister of the late Herbert Hardy and the late Marjorie Timbie; loving grandmother of Keith, Greg, Benjamin, Samantha, and Jacob; proud great-grandmother of Carter, Cara, and Zane.

Flowers may be sent to the church or memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Room C3, Boston, MA 02118.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 29, at 5PM at Edwards Church – United Church of Christ, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham. A gathering will follow the service at the church.

Burial at the Newton Cemetery will be held privately.


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Erika Kliem

December 30, 2019

To be Mary’s friend and next door neighbor was a privilege and and a blessing. My life will always positively reflect our time together. When the flowers we planted bloom in the spring, happy memories and the laughter we shared will accompany each blossom.

Gail Meyers Lavin

December 29, 2019

Condolences to you all. I didn’t know her well, but Mary always made me feel welcome when I visited her with Sam. May she Rest In Peace. Gail

William Timbie

December 29, 2019

We are so saddened to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. She stayed in our home for a few days when she came to visit Margery and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. She was smart, witty and entertaining. We truly regret not being able to spend more time with her. She was such a treasure and we know she will be sorely missed by all who loved her.
In loving memory,

Bill and Debbie Timbie

Samantha Boulter

December 28, 2019

Church services for Mary (Hardy)(Boulter)Gillis Sunday December 29th at 5pm and will be held at Edward Church Framingham Ma

Tom Timbie

December 28, 2019

Aunt Mary was a joy to be around. She had a great laugh and was always very kind and thoughtful to our whole family. We will miss her dearly. This is a picture of Mary when she came to visit her sister, Margery (my mom), in Florida. Always smiling and laughing. It's comforting to know they are together again.

Our thoughts are with you.
Tom and Pam Timbie

Christopher Holmes

December 28, 2019

Always ready to feed, hug, share a laugh or support you , Mary was there for you. Mary was generous with her heart, soul, faith and love. She was steadfast in providing rides for her congreagation who could no longer drive themselves, which, in itself, was another act of selflessness. Mary was a great supporter of this man, for 56 years of my matter what. She always greeted me with love, support, a hug, and a laugh. She will be dearly missed .

Samantha Boulter

December 28, 2019

Nana was the best nana you could ever have she would always make sure she had cookies or some sort of sweet snack in house when ever you came over to visit her, but depending on the food you never left hungry you just had to be a little wary of the fridge.