Robert P. Gillespie

June 18th, 2017

Robert P. Gillespie “Bob”, 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.


13 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert P. Gillespie”

  1. Dina Rego Holden says:

    May you dance with the angels of heaven and your family from the past. God bless, rest in peace Bob.

  2. Madelyn & Walt Gehring says:

    May you find peace in your wonderful family memories. Thinking of you. God bless.

  3. Nancy & John Jason says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He was a really sweet man. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  4. Joe and Pat Daly says:

    Our condolences to the family. We have known Bob and loved him for over 30 years. He was a Giant (and not just physically) among men. May he Rest in Peace.

  5. Colm Lynch says:

    Sending condolences from Ireland on the passing of my second cousin

  6. Gail Brickley says:

    Read about Bob’s passing today and am now living in Florida.

    I had so much fun with him during junior high and high school.

    Saw him when my nephew, Donald, passed the state bar.

    He was the best of the best and I have always maintained a close friendship with his brother John.

    Hold dear the fond memories that such deep, loving relationships
    Inevitably produce and this will be your strength.

    God bless and forever hold Bob in his loving arms..

    So sorry,

    Gail Gentile Brickley
    Venice, Florida

  7. Karen Wilson says:

    Keri, your friends and colleagues at Thermo Fisher are sending prayers and condolences to your family during this difficult time. We hope that the celebration of your dad’s life and the upcoming nuptials for your brother and his fiance provide your family with some healing amidst the sorrow you feel from his loss.

  8. Jonathan & Amy Robarge says:

    Sorry to hear about Uncle Bob’s passing. Sorry we couldn’t be there . Sending our love and prayers to all of you. Now Uncle Bob and Grandpa are fishing in the big ocean in the sky together

  9. Tim and Patty Scanlan says:

    Joan & family – So sorry to hear that Bobby passed away. He was always a welcome site at every family function and we loved spending time w/ him and the rest of you. He was a big guy with a big heart and will be missed.

  10. Chris Wesinger says:

    Thinking of all of the Gillespie, Robarge, and Delaney clan during this hard time. It was a pleasure to have known Bob while working at Joyce’s Place. Love you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  11. Cheryl Hiltz says:

    I am Truly Sorry for your loss! Prayers and thoughts for the family!

  12. Joseph Bailot says:

    Joan I just heard of Bobby”s passing, wish I knew, haven’t seen you guys in years but have great memories of you all on Grover st. My prayers are with you and your entire family, Bobby was great guy.

  13. Williams Family says:

    Condolences to the Gillespie family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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