Roger R. Gillis
LOWELL Roger R. Gillis, 73, a lifetime resident of Lowell, died peacefully, Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus. He was the beloved husband of the late Vera I. (Colombe) Gillis who died April 16, 2004.
Born March 5, 1940, in Lowell, he was a son of the late Charles and the late Mary B. (St. George) Gillis and was educated in the local schools.
Mr. Gillis served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He made his lifelong home in Lowell, and will be remembered as a fun loving person, who loved to tell stories. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and teaching them things, as well as hunting for treasures with his metal detector.
He was the loving father of Rodger R. Gillis and his wife, Diane, L., of Chelmsford, Jeffrey S. Gillis, and his daughter, Janet L. Downey of Nashua; proud grandfather of Rod A. Gillis of Dracut, Randy S. Gillis of Dracut, Amber E. (Gillis) Brunelle and her husband, Paul J., of Windham, Ryan R. Gillis of Lowell, Danielle M. O’Clare of Nashua, Michael T. Downey of Nashua, Patrick J. Downey of Nashua, and Andrew J. Downey of Nashua; doting great grandfather of Autumn L. Gillis, Skyla H. Gillis, Benjamin P. Brunelle, and Chloe E. Brunelle; and also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Robyn Gillis.
CALLING HOURS HAVE BEEN OMITTED AND HIS FUNERAL WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY. BURIAL IN LOWELL CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CENTRALIZED MEMORIAL PROCESSING CTR., 30 SPEEN ST., FRAMINGHAM MA 0701.