Mary O. Gillis, 74 of Methuen passed away on Friday July 24 2020 at her home. Mrs. Gillis was born in Lawrence and was raised in North Andover. She was a graduate of North Andover High School and was also a graduate of McIntosh Business School of Lawrence. For many years, Mary worked as a legal secretary with Foley and Hoag of Boston. She was an avid reader, loved her dogs, trips to the beach, dancing and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mary’s family members include her husband Walter M.Gillis of Methuen and her two step-daughters Jennifer L. Gillis-Mejia of Methuen and Wendy L. Uddin of Sicklerville, NJ. She also leaves four grandchildren Sarah M. Uddin, Jeffrey A. Gillis-Martinez, Peter A. Mejia and Sofia H. Uddin. Mary also leaves a brother Arthur M. Kirk of Columbia, South America and a sister Jo Anderson and her husband Lenny of Long Prairie, MN. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur P. and Mildred (Malcolm) Kirk and her brother John P. Kirk.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours (practicing social distancing and proper precautions) on Friday July 31, 2020 from 4 to 6 pm at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 6:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence, please visit Mary’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.
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