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“Dear Carla and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of John. I just found out. Love and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Maria and Joe Bonanno - Everett, MA

“Deepest heartfelt Condelences to the friends and family of Johnny ..He had a generous heart and a great funny guy ..A great loss to many ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Clements - Salusbury, MA

“So many funny memories of John, hanging out with my sister and her friends in high school, at our house for any and all occasions, his smile and...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Lincoln - Walpole, MA

“Rest easy Johnny, you will be missed dearly by all that knew you. You were an amazing person with so much love to give. My sincerest condolences to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Kristen Salgado - Peabody, MA

“In memory of a very special cousin: May his spirit of life and fun and hard work live on in his prodigy for generations. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Johnny McColgan - Dorchester, MA

“John was a great human being and good friend. He was always smiling - never forget that grin! He loved his family and life. He will be in our hearts...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Michael D'Entremont - Lynn, MA

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies go out to John's family. He meant the world to me. A true friend. Love you Mickey. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Palleschi - Lynn, MA

“We would like to express how sorry we are for your loss. We met John a few years ago when he became a member of the Franco American Veterans Club. He...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Rick and Gail McIsaac - Lynn, MA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. He will ALWAYS be in our thoughts and prayers. Our family here at...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Swaczyk - Peabody, MA

“My sincere condolences to all of Johns family. He was a good man with a heart of gold and one heck of a sense of humor. My husband and I will miss...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Champigny - Lynn, MA

“Prayers for your family at this times and as time goes on. He will be missed by many. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Colleen Carter - Lynn, MA

“I am saddened that John left us so soon. I trust that he is at peace with his Dad whom he idolized and missed so much. Prayers for his children that...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer O'Neill - Saugus, MA

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy O'Connor - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


God called home John Patrick Gill on Thursday, January 9, 2020. John died at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 51 years of age. John was born in Cambridge on May 15, 1968. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Minuteman High School in Lexington where he was the Class President. John was the former husband of Carla (Melillo) Gill. Loving father of Anna Rose Gill, Anthony John Gill, Mary Francis Gill, Bridget Ann Gill and Christopher Joseph Gill. Beloved son of Ann M. (Grady) Gill and the late Hugh G. Gill. Cherished brother of Hugh Gill Jr, Patricia Manning and Kathleen Bazazi & her husband Kam. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. John was a hard worker, owning his own plumbing business and working himself as a plumber since the age of eighteen. John was a friend to all, with a contagious sense of humor. He was a story teller, a comedian, a dreamer, a thrill seeker. John loved children and held much pride for his own five children. John enjoyed the beauty in life; He often awoke early in the mornings just to walk the beach with his dog, Rocky, and watch the sunrise. He will be gravely missed by all his family and friends

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield on Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00AM. Followed by a burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gill Education Fund, c/o Melrose Bank, 638 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176.