OBITUARY

Robert Gillies

January 12, 1939February 27, 2012

Robert M. Gillies, Sr. passed away February 27, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. “Gillie” was a graduate of Provincetown High School, and worked as an offshore commercial fisherman for years. He loved the life at sea. He also was a baker, handyman, and a truck driver at local ready-mix companies. For 35 years he was a friend “of Bill W.” He was predeceased by his parents, William Gillies and Maude Martin, and his brother, William Gillies. He is survived by his children, Katharine and Robert, Jr. of Brewster, his sister, Elizabeth Nelson of Maryland, and her children, Gayle, Neil, Eric, Karl, and Karyn, and their families. Visiting hours are from 2 – 4 p.m., with a brief memorial service at 2:30, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA 02653.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 3, 2012

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March 7, 2012

I saw your truck leave today...just a neighbor...friend of Bill W...smooth sailing from here on out.
Dan

March 3, 2012

Gillie You were one of the good guys that passed through my life. Lots of great memories and many smiles as I think of our times together in the "good old Provincetown" Phil Tarvers

March 3, 2012

My condolences to Bob's family. I remember Gillie from working at Ready-Mix years ago...Always enjoyed listening to his life experiences...He was a good person...R.I.P. Gillie.

March 2, 2012

I have known "Gillie" for many years as we grew up in Provincetown and attended school together. One day, when we were at New Beach, Gillie went sea clamming. I waited for him to return with sea clams, but his legs cramped and he went underwater. I swam out and pulled him back to shore.
Ironically, after many years, we both found ourselves neighbors in the same building, until he went to Epoch. We had many good laughs together. I'll miss you Buddy. God bless you and your family. Victor Peters, Orleans, Massachusetts

March 2, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Gillie's family. He was my next door neighbor, until he moved downstairs. I enjoyed listening to his lifetime stories. Although he had physical challenges, he kept his sense of humor. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace. Floryana Walker, Orleans, Massachusetts

Pamila Michalski

March 2, 2012

To your family I give my deepest condolences. For you "Gillie", I'm glad the fight is finally over for you and now you can rest in peace. The stories you told me over the years were sooooo funny. You and George (his lifelong best friend) were the "bad boys" of their era!! I'll miss you, your stories, and our morning coffee gatherings over the newspaper....Sleep well my friend, sleep well.....love ya! Pam Michalski

February 29, 2012

I will miss you Uncle Bob. You were always my favorite Uncle. Sleep well and God bless you and your family. Neil

Neil & Kathy Nelson

February 29, 2012

Kasey, Bobby and Irene,

We offer our condolences in the passing of Uncle Bob. Neil and I remember how he loved to talk and tell humorous stories. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He was also a good listener. We will miss him very much.

Love,
Kathy & Neil

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

February 29, 2012

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

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