Mr. Ronald Gillis
  • Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston
    75 Sylvan Street; Suite 102B
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“best "brother in law" ever...miss you bunches ox (3-19-13) ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Gail - CT - sister in law

“Although I did not know Ron in person, I do wish peace for his soul and my deepest symphathies to his wife and family. I have seen him at the last...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Irena (Hubisz) Grasso - MA

“I morn for the passing of my friend 'Gilly' He was one of a kind Course, hard and abrasive quick to rise at any occaison Loyal to a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Noone - Salem, MA - friend

“I am so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of our classmate! My deepest sympathy to Ron's wife and family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Terri Dulong - Cedar Key, FL

“oh dear Kathy it has been way too long ....all these years and I never got to meet Ron but I certainly shared your happiness when you married him....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: judi goldstein - swampscott, MA

“kathy, there are no words that can be said at this time to,take away the pain. I hope you know how much Tommy andI love you and will be here any way...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Hanley Gorman - wells, ME

“I remember Ronald from st Mary's School, we were in the same class for all 8 years. Condolences to his family.O God of mercy, peace and love, we...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Nagle, Post 385 Chaplain

“Kathy i was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ronnie. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. he will be greatly missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Pond - Derry, NH - family

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9 of 9 | Posted by: Hello - Salem, MA - Nine

Mr. Ronald Gillis 66, of Beverly, beloved husband of Kathryn (Barr) Gillis, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Beverly.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Lawrence Gillis and the late Eleanor (Toft) (Gillis) Steeves. He received his early education in St. Mary's Grammar School in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.

Ron was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving his country during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Gillis was a master carpenter by trade and was the Proprietor of his own construction company for many years.

A long-time resident of Beverly, he was an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoyed boating, golfing, and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Family was of the utmost importance and he relished the time spent with them. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife of nineteen years, he is survived by his son Eric Mitchell and his wife Amy of Amesbury, grandchildren Matthew and Meghan Mitchell, sister Sallie Ramos of Peabody, brother Larry Gillis and his wife Carol of Eliot, Maine and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Patricia Ann "Pat" Bertram. Ronnie will also be greatly missed by his "bookend companions", Molly and Mason.

Arrangements: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., Salem (at Salem Common) Saturday, February 23rd, from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Ronnie's name to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. ,B102, Danvers, 01923.