OBITUARY

Gloria H. Gillespie

June 6, 1925August 26, 2013

Gloria (Hopkins) Gillespie

Mashpee/Westwood - Gloria H. Gillespie passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013, at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born in New York City, Gloria attended Our Lady of Lords Academy. She is a 1947 graduate of Manhattanville College and did her post graduate studies at Columbia University. With a Bachelor in Nursing, Gloria worked for many years at French Hospital in New York City.

She resided in Westwood for 30 years and was a long standing member of the 125 Club, The Westwood Women’s Club and The Westwood Garden Club. She also enjoyed singing with the Intergenerational Group and was a volunteer of the American Red Cross. She was an avid bridge player at the Barnstable Senior Center every week.

She is predeceased by her parents, Vida and William Hopkins of New York City, her sister Ann Hopkins of Stratford, CT and her husband William J. Gillespie of Westwood, MA.

She is survived by her 4 children, Ann Armour and her fiancé Mark Farrell of Plum Island, MA, William P. Gillespie and his partner Steven Richter of Tampa, FL, Mary Joyce and her husband Thomas of Centerville, MA and Catherine Dillon and her husband Matthew of West Barnstable, MA, 10 grandchildren; Catherine, Mark, Meredith, Kevin, Alison, & Madeline Armour, William & Shannon Joyce, Anna & Matthew Dillon and her great-grandson, Nicholas Armour. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thanks to the wonderful medical staff at Cape Cod Hospital for all your compassion and care.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street Hyannis, MA.

Her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 South Main Street, Centerville.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 9:30 am at St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood, MA. Burial will follow at the New Westwood Cemetery.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Friday, August 30, 2013
REMEMBERING

Gloria H. Gillespie

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December 8, 2013

I remember Gloria very well back in 1981 and 1982 in the family home in Westwood. She was very familial, loving, with a great sense of humor. She is in my thought and prayers. My condolences to Ann and family.

John Cooper jfc_in_2004@yahoo.com

August 30, 2013

To the Gillespie Family: Please accept our deepest condolences on the death of your dear mother- our friend, neighbor and former Westwoodite! We we will keep her and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ken and Peg Rago 24 Virginia Rd. Pocasset, MA 02559

Alberto Bernal

August 28, 2013

To bill,
Billy your mother was the most wonderful person i ever met, i will miss her so much, even i cant be there , my heart is there. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

August 28, 2013

Cathie, Mary and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, Gloria was a wonderful person and a great neighbor. She was always on the run, going to hockey games, bridge, lunch with the girls or visiting one of her children. She will be truly missed. Margie and Paul

August 28, 2013

My condolences to the entire Gillespie family. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill or Mary's Mom, I know that she raised children that are kind, smart, and good. May time & memories ease your pain.
God Bless,
Cathy Curtin Anzivino

Alice White

August 27, 2013

To Bill and Family - what a wonderful woman your Mother was! I have fond memories of her when she would visit Bill and Steve in Tampa - my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Alice White. Red Bank. NJ

August 27, 2013

Cathie and Family, We send our deepest sympathy at the passing of your dear mother. We enjoyed her quick wit and caring. We enjoyed her as a neighbor in Westwood. She had a wonderful, full life and will be missed by all those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this sad time. Peace to you all. Keith and Carol Jorgensen

August 27, 2013

Cathie and Family, We send our deepest sympathy at the passing of your dear mother. We enjoyed her quick wit and caring. She had a wonderful, full life and will be missed by all those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. Peace to you all. Keith and Carol Jorgensen

The Smiths

August 27, 2013

Dear Family,
I am deeply saddend to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great woman who clearly loved her family with all her heart. She always made my family feel like we were part of her family too. What a beautiful soul. She will be a great addition to Gods Gaurdian Angels. Much love to you Gloria! We will miss you.

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

August 27, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.