OBITUARY: Robert P. “Bob” Gillespie, 70

WILMINGTON, MA — Robert P. “Bob” Gillespie, age 70, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, died peacefully at home on June 17, 2017. Bob was the beloved husband of Joan (Caiazzo) Gillespie, devoted father of Kevin Gillespie & his fiance Nicole Jones of Tewksbury, Kimberly Gillespie & boyfriend Dean Murphy of Maynard, Brian Gillespie & his wife Betsy of Englewood, CO, and Keri Holden & her husband Jared of Woburn. Cherished son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Sullivan) Gillespie, dear brother of John Gillespie of Everett and Patrick Gillespie of Melbourne Beach, FL. Bob is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Robert was a long-time employee of General Electric in Everett and Lynn.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to ALS Research c/o Mass General Hospital Development Office, Attn: Tricia Keck, 125 Nashua Street Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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