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July 28, 2020

John P. “Jack” Gillis, Sr.

Mr. John P. “Jack” Gillis, Sr. of Quincy, passed away on July 28, 2020.

Born in Boston, a son of the late Walter M. and Louise E. (Sylvester) Gillis, Sr, Jack was a 1976 graduate of Charleston High School. He was proudly employed for the MBTA for 35 years until his retirement. Jack was a sports fanatic most especially following college football. He was a former baseball and football coach for the Town of Whitman and in his spare time Jack could be found fishing, trips to Foxwoods, and his family will always remember him by being an amazing chef in the kitchen. A proud family man, Jack always enjoyed spending time with his beautiful grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Loving father of Paula M. Bozza of Whitman, Jayne M. Coyle and her husband, Christopher, of Abington, John P. Gillis, Jr and his fiance, Megan Butler, of Carver, and Emily L. Gillis of Weymouth.

Grandfather of Nicholas, Norah, Sienna, and Rhylee. Brother of Kathleen Riley and her late husband, Robert, of Braintree, Walter M. Gillis, Jr and his late wife, Mary, of Methuen, Maureen Karwin and her late husband, Robert, of Leland, NC, and Louise Gillis and her partner, John Andrews of Holbrook. Former husband of Shirley A. Paylor of Abington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).

Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Douglas Flutie, Jr  Foundation for Autism, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite, 102, Framingham, MA 01701.