OBITUARY

Andrew P. Gillis

September 21, 1965January 8, 2019

Gillis, Andrew P. “Andy”, lifelong resident of Norwood, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on January 8, 2019.

Loving son of Gregory W. and Joanne M. (Gearty) Gillis of Norwood. Beloved husband of Karen A. (Cummings) Gillis. Cherished father of Katherine T., Lauren E. and Grace K. Gillis all of Norwood. Dear brother of Gregory W. and his wife Nancy of Norwood, Matthew J. and his wife Kathleen of Norwood, Heather J. Porreca and her husband Edward of Attleboro and Amanda A. Durand and her husband Douglas of Canton.

Andy is also lovingly survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Andy was a proud graduate of St. Catherine of Siena School, Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1984, and Bridgewater State University. He worked for many years as a District Sales Manager at Cox Automotive–Manheim, New England. In his spare time, Andy enjoyed travelling and cherished spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11th at 8:00AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, January 10th from 4-8PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Andy to My Brother’s Keeper, 534 Washington Street, North Easton, MA 02356.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation in Gillooly Funeral Home Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church Friday, January 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service Highland Cemetery following Mass
REMEMBERING

Andrew P. Gillis

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Robert Haggerty

January 12, 2019

My condolence to the Gillis family. Many good memories of laughter and enjoyment of life when visiting The Gillis family during the summer months growing up. Prayers have been with Andy and you all during this time and will continue. "May the road rise to meet you, May wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Cousin Robert & Kim Haggerty

Kim Trujillo

January 10, 2019

To the Gillis and Cummings families, my sincere condolences! Andy was the BEST! What a loss to all that knew and loved him. My prayers for you in this time of sorrow! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Laura Jewers

January 10, 2019

Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Brian Fagan

January 9, 2019

Very sorry for your family’s loss.
God bless your family

Joan Alexander (Liotta)

January 8, 2019

Sincerest sympathy on such a tragic loss. Prayers, love and hugs to all the family.

Nancy Gillis Cawley

January 8, 2019

To Greg, Matt and the entire Gillis family,

I am so very saddened about Andy. He was such a wonderful person. He always had a big smile on his face. My thoughts are with you.

Fondly,

Nancy Gillis Cawley

FROM THE FAMILY