John F. Gilchrist, 66, of Charlton and Grafton


John F. GilchristCharlton/Grafton – John F. Gilchrist, 66, passed away November 14, 2023 at Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln following a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his sons John and Jesse Gilchrist, his brothers Stephen Gilchrist and his wife Wendy. William Gilchrist and his wife Julianne. Robert Gilchrist and his wife Julie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Francis Gilchrist. His son Jake Gilchrist and his former wife, and the mother of his children Lorna Gilchrist.

John was born December 10, 1956 in Providence, RI. He grew up in Grafton where he graduated from Grafton High School. He was always hard working and was employed at Washington Mills in North Grafton for 27 years before he went on to open his own business, Three Brothers Catering, a canteen truck he ran for several years.

Away from work he loved taking motorcycle rides with his kids and friends. He loved taking vacations to the islands in the Caribbean or closer to home to Wells, Maine. Most recently he loved getting away in his RV and also working on a 79’ Trans Am he had purchased. He was the number one fan in the stands when his children were growing up through high school and playing sports.

He will be missed by many and will be remembered as loving, hard working, charismatic, and full of life.

All are welcome to gather with John’s family and friends Saturday November 18th from 4pm to 6pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a prayer service at 6pm in the funeral home. Burial will be private at a later date.

A Book of Memories to share a special message with his family is available at

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