Cahill, Gilbert

May 7th, 2009

gilbert-cahillGilbert F. Cahill, age 73, of Wilmington and Marco Island, FL, formerly of Worcester, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on May 7, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Worcester on April 22, 1936, Gil was the dear son of Gilbert S. & Bridget A. (Doyle) Cahill. Gil grew up in Worcester and was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School Class of 1954. Gil earned an Associates Degree in Engineering from Worcester Junior College. He furthered his education at Central New England College of Technology graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Gil went on to earn a Masters Degree in Industrial Management from W.P.I. Gil worked for Massachusetts Electric Systems for over 30 years retiring as a Manager.

In his spare time Gil enjoyed going to Wells Beach in Maine and Marco Island, Florida. He also volunteered his time building houses in Massachusetts, Maine, and Florida for Habitat for Humanity. Gil will be remembered by family and friends as a helpful and friendly individual with great smile and a big heart who was always putting others before himself, and for his unwavering devotion to his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Gil is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Joan M. “Joy” (Revane) Cahill, he was the devoted father of David G. Cahill of Wilmington, loving brother of John M. Cahill & his wife Barbara and Paul J. Cahill & his wife Sharon all of Worcester, Marie A. Majeski & her husband Leo of Burlington, and Stephen P. Cahill & his wife Carol of Indianapolis, IN, Gil is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, May 12th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester. Visiting hours Monday, May 11th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Gilbert’s name may be made to St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Cahill, Gilbert”

  1. Lorraine & Ken Smith says:

    Marie & Leo & Family,

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Gilbert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Sympathy,

    Lorraine & Ken

  2. Billy Hobbs says:

    I was saddened to hear of Gil’s passing. He always seemed “larger than life” to me and I have many fond memories of Gil and your family at Wells Beach, Maine. He was a good man and I am fortunate to have had the pleasure of knowing such a fun loving guy! My heart goes out to you all.
    Billy Hobbs
    Wells Beach, Maine

  3. Gregg Aronoff says:

    Condolences from everyone at Global Supply, Inc. While we didn’t personally know Gil, we all heard great stories about him from Dave. Our thoughts are with the family.

    With Sympathy,


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