Joan M. “Joy” Cahill

January 15th, 2016

Joan M. Cahill (Revane), fondly known as “Joy” to her family and friends, age 80, of Marco Island, FL and Wells, ME, formerly of Wilmington and Millbury, died peacefully on January 14, 2016.

Joy was born on October 4, 1935, in Worcester, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late John and Marjorie Revane. Joy was raised and educated in Millbury, MA and a graduate of Millbury High School with the Class of 1952. Joy really enjoyed her high school; she remained very close to her girlfriends throughout the years and they dubbed themselves “the Roaring 50’s girls”. These ladies would meet once a month at each other’s houses, travel, and enjoy each other’s company; they were true friends in every sense of the word.

Joy married the “love of her life” Gilbert Cahill and together they shared many wonderful years until his passing in May of 2009. In the early years of marriage, Joy and Gilbert resided in Millbury where they raised their son David before moving to Wilmington where they lived for nearly 20 years. Joy was a devoted wife and mother; her family was always the center of her life.

Joy enjoyed doing everything with her family and friends; skiing, snowy mountains, traveling, the beach, sunbathing, her summers in Wells, ME and her winters in Marco Island, FL.

Joy was very kind and sweet; she made friends wherever she went, and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Joy was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert F. Cahill, devoted mother of David G. Cahill and his fiancé Linda A. Lucey of Marco Island, FL and Wells, ME. Cherished daughter of the late John E. and Marjorie (Dennison) Revane, dear sister of John “Jack” Revane of Webster, sister-in-law of John & Barbara Cahill and Paul & Sharon Cahill all of Worcester, Marie & Leo Majeski of Burlington, and Carol Cahill of Indianapolis, IN. Joy is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, January 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 18th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Joan M. “Joy” Cahill”

  1. Bill and Pat Mason says:

    David, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person. We have many fond memories of both her and your father in Wilmington and on Marco. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Pat Mason

  2. Elaine and Paal Moen says:

    Dear Dave,
    Paal and I send our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother, Joy.
    She was such a sweet and wonderful woman, whose smile made everyone around her feel happy and comfortable. She will be missed by all of us at Seaglass!
    Elaine and Paal

  3. Ray and Shirley Chevalier says:

    Dear David and family, we will always keep Joy in our prayers as we do Gil,
    we go back to grammar school as friends. As one of the roaring fifties girls we have many happy memories.

  4. Margaret Durgin says:

    David, I am so saddened to learn of your sweet mother’s passing. She was a very sweet ,kind person and a pleasure to know and she loved you dearly. You are in my prayers for strength to get through this painful time. RIP Joy until we meet again.


  5. Judy Lochner says:

    I met your mom/dad on Marco at Gulf view whenever I visited my in-laws, Jim and Jean Lochner. Your parents were always my favorites. Your dad was always funny and kind. Your mom lived up to her name “Joy”. What a sweetheart of a woman. I walk with you in sorrow and grief. Now “Gill and Joy” are together again.

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