Patrick J. Gillis, 50, of Franklin


Franklin – Patrick J. “Gilly” Gillis, 50, of Franklin, died peacefully Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Milford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Susan L. (Reynolds) Gillis for 18 years.

Born July 20, 1966 in Framingham, son of Joseph P. and Micheal A. (Quirk) Gillis of Westborough, he was a resident of Franklin for the past 17 years.

He was raised in Westborough and was a 1984 graduate of Westborough High School. He continued his education at Framingham State University, where he received a Bachelors’ degree. He worked as a logistics coordinator for the EMC Corporation.

A devoted husband and father, he was dedicated to his children, Brandon, Shelby, and Brett, all of Franklin. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, and loved music, especially The Beatles.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his two brothers, Timothy P. Gillis and his wife Ann Marie of Northborough and Daniel J. Gillis and his girlfriend Katie of Franklin; two sisters, Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Barr and her husband John of Westborough and Susan G. Franco and her husband Dave of Holliston; and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral Mass was held Aug. 1 at St. Mary’s Church of Franklin. The Charles F. Oteri & Son Funeral Home of Franklin assisted the family with arrangements. His online guestbook can be found at

Donations in his memory may be sent to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.