The following obituary was in the Boston Globe, June 30, 1999.
GILLIS - In Dorchester, formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, June 28,
Roderick V. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (MacNeil). Loving father of
Roderick J. Gillis of Hanover, Annette M. Murray of Rockland, Patricia A.
Senior, Valerie L. Gillis-MacNeil, and Michael C. Gillis, all of
Dorchester. Brother of Mary Steele of Dorchester, Ann MacKinnon, Alice
Campbell, both of Nova Scotia, Shirley Lauzon of Ontario, Clarence Gillis
of Watertown, Jeanette Zucco of NY, Joan MacNeil, Florence Seward, both of
Plymouth, Carol Reed of South Boston, Sandra MacNeil of Taunton, Margaret
MacNeil of Abington, and the late Michael "Bud" Gillis. Grandfather of
Katrina L. Caramanica, Roderick J. "R.J.", and Bryanna E. Gillis, Melissa
C., Samantha M. and John Gillis Murray, Brendan M. Senior, Mathew M. and
Jessica L. MacNeil. Survived by many nephews and nieces. Visting hours
in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1000 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Thursday 4-6
PM. Funeral Mass in St. Williams Church Friday, July 2 at 10 AM.
Relatives and friends invited. Late Ret. member Boston Carpenters Union
Local #33. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland, MA
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