USA: Massachusetts Deaths

Catherine Gillespie BRICE, birth Nov 21, 1882, married,  housewife, death May 14, 1916 age 23, Tuberculosis of the lungs. d/o W H Gillespie of Bridgewater, MA & Alice Walsh


Alice L Gillespie, birth Massachusetts, died August 12, 1979 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Ann Gillespie birth Dec 17, 1897 Rhode Island. Death May 10, 1989 Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Annie Gillespie of 11 Spring St, Brockton, MASS died Sept 30, 1916 age 65 acute dilation of heart. Housework. Born Bridgewater. Single. Father Edward Gillespie born SCOTLAND. Mother Katherine Harkins, born IRELAND. Burial Pine Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Sister Mrs Kate Williams of PA provided information to doctor.


Charles Francis Gillespie, of West Yarmouth, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the age of 86. He was the husband of Martha E. (Ryan) Gillespie for 46 years. He is also survived by his son, John Gillespie and his wife, Diane, of West Boylston, MA; a stepson, Scott Cartier and his wife, Veronica, of Worcester, MA; two sisters, Mary Wincer and her husband, Chuck of Millbury, MA and Peggy Sciascia and her husband, John of Auburn, MA; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five siblings, Richard Gillespie, Robert Gillespie, Paul Gillespie, Janice Miller and Shirley Fenner.

Charlie served in the U. S. Air Force for eight years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a manufacturing supervisor at Morgan Construction in Worcester, MA for 43 years. He and his wife, Martha, enjoyed square and round dancing in their youth. In his retirement Charlie enjoyed golfing. Private services will be held. (Published The Barnstable

Charles W Gillespie, birth Canada. Died Oct 20, 1973 Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Christina F Fraser Gillespie, birth May 1855. Death July 13, 1917 North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Buried Newell Burrying Ground


David Joseph Gillespie, birth Dec 4, 1957. Death August 16, 2010 Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Burial Saint Patricks Cemetery


Edna Gillespie of 3 Albion Place, Chelsea, MASS, death Sept 30, 1917 age 1, gastro-enteritis. Born Aug 9, 1917 Chelsea, MASS. Father John Gillespie birth NEWFOUNDLAND. Mother Susanna Pellie, birth Newfoundland. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

Edward McLaughlin Gillespie, birth April 15, 1904. Death April 19, 1923 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Burial St Joseph’s Cemetery.

Effie E Gillespie of Pepperell, MASS died July 22, 1916  age 43, Diabetes Mellitus. Single. Birth Feb 6, 1873, Lovell, MASS.  Housekeeper. Father William W Gillespie born CANADA. Mother Emma Miler, born CANADA. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Pepperell.

Elizabet Gillespie, birth Massachusetts. Death July 15, 1973 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Ernest Gillespie  of 114 Brook St, Brookline, MA died May 31, 1916 Tubercular Meningitis. Single, born April 10, 1913. Father James Gillespie born Ireland. Mother Phoebe Hopper, born Ireland. Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton.


Francis Gillespie, birth 1830. Death Sept 19, 1888 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America.  Burial Saint Francis Old Cemetery


George Garfield Gillespie of 324 Main Street, St Andover, MASS. Death June 6,1916 Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Single, carpenter, age 34, Father William Gillespie of Andover, MA. Mother Mary E Fortis of Wilmington, MASS. Burial West Cemetery

Gertrude M Gillespie, birth March 23, 1894 Massachusetts. Death Nov 28, 1980 Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Harry Vincent Gillespie, birth Nov 7 1896. Death May 28, 1957 Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Burial St Patrick’s Cemetery.

Herbert E Gillespie birth Jan 16, 1916, death Feb 25, 1916 Worster City Hospital, Shewsbury, Massachusetts. Acute Enteric Gastritis


Jack Gillespie, “Doc” 69, of Billerica, Massachusetts, passed away on February 24, 2023, in Burlington. John was born in Boston to Margaret and John Gillespie on March 9, 1953. He went to high school at Boston Latin School. He went on to earn a certificate in professional driving of tractor trailers from NETT. He worked as a tractor trailer driver for over 35 years and retired from Shaw’s supermarket. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, and riding his Harley-Davidson. He received awards for over 1 million miles of safe driving and was involved in charity motorcycle rides for cops for kids.

John who has been a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend is survived by his wife, Dolores of Billerica, his children, Troy Pierre and Janine Arbogast and their spouses Colleen Pierre and Allen Arbogast, his grandchildren AJ Arbogast and Shania Pierre. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Gillespie.

Funeral service was held at Boston’s Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1545 Tremont St. Boston MA 02120 on March 3, 2023, at 10am. Burial followed at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. Visitation held at Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Rd. Billerica MA 01821 on March 2, 2023, at 4pm – 7pm. Burn Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements.

James H Gillespie, birth Sept 4, 1896 Massachusetts. Death Jan 18, 1982 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Joan Francis Gillespîe, Massachusetts
Joan Francis Gillespîe, Massachusetts

Joan Francis Gillespie, died March 25, 2019.  MacDonald Funeral Home, Massachusetts. Obit no longer available.




John Gillespie of 417 Essex St, Lawrence, MASS died Oct 16, 1916 age 65, widower,  “unknown cause, not violent”. Dyer occupation. Born ENGLAND. Father John Gillespie born ENGLAND. Mother Bridget Welsh, born ENGLAND. Burial Bellevue Cemetery. Inforgiven by Mrs Kate Doody, 127 West St, Lawrence, MASS.

John Dean Gillespie of 87 Pleasant St, Wintrop, MASS. Died May 16, 1917 age 34, married, Tuberculosis of the lungs. Ammunition factory workman. Birth Oct 2, 1882 Boston, MASS. Father Edward H of NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada. Mother Annie Delahunty born Liverpool, NOVA SCOTIA. Burial Wintrop Cemetery.

John P Gillespie.  It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John P. Gillespie of Grafton, Massachusetts, born in Natick, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 19, 2023, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by : his father John Gillespie. He is survived by : his mother Eileen Gillespie (Grada); his children, John P. Gillespie, III of Upton and Jenna N. Gillespie of Grafton; his siblings, Laura Gillespie-Lee (Phillip Lee) of Harwich, Thomas Gillespie (Elizabeth) of Wellesley and Eileen Goss (Arthur) of Bradenton, FL.; and his daughter Wendy Gillespie of Upton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and good friends.

Celebration of life, December 20th,  Italio Club, 75 Pleasant St, Wellesley, MA 02482

John T Gillespie, Massachusetts
John T Gillespie, Massachusetts

John T Gillespie, September 25, 1928 – July 9, 2023. Educator, author, and world traveler. Born in Ft. William (now Thunder Bay), Canada. The youngest of five children of Irish immigrant parents. BA form the University of British Columbia. PHD in Library Science from Columbia University. Director of Libraries for the Roslyn, Long Island school system. Professor of Library Science and later Dean of the Library School at C.W. Post College (LIU). After retirement he became a private library consultant in Lahore, Pakistan.

Author of the Best Books series for school libraries. Compendiums of hundreds of titles with plot summaries and analysis. In all, over 40 volumes including Best Books for Children, Best Books for Middle Grades, Classic Teen Plots, and Junior Plots. Expert in classical music, musical theater, and opera. Encyclopedic knowledge of films, both classic and obscure. World traveler with a particular fondness for South Asia. Longtime resident of Manhattan and Hartsville, Mass., and in 2016, moved to Lenox, Mass. John is survived by his many nephews and friends both here in the U.S. and Canada.


Lois Helene Olsen Gillespie, birth April 20, 1919. Death April 9, 2014.  Burial Mt Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America


Margaret L Gillespie, birth Massachusetts. Death Oct 26, 1976 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Mary A Gillespie, birth Feb 11, 1903 Tennessee. Died Jan 19, 1982 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


Robert F Gillespie, birth Massachusetts. Death June 17,  1975, Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Robert J Gillespie, birth Feb 10, 1917 Massachusetts. Death June 9, 1994 Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States (Editor of the Gillespie Newsletter for many years). Burial Mt Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert J Gillespie Jr, birth Jan 12, 1942. Death Aug 11, 1968 (in Vietnam). Burial Mount Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America


Walter Gillespie, Mass
Walter Gillespie, Mass

Walter J Gillespie, Jr., 68, of Salisbury, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3rd, 2023, at High Point House in Haverhill, MA. Walter was born on December 30, 1954, to Walter and Madeline (Lang) Gillespie, and grew up in Reading, MA. He was a graduate of Reading High School and attended Villanova University.

Walter, along with his brother, owned and operated American Claims Service, an insurance adjusting company.

Walter wore many hats: Loving Son & Brother, Dedicated Father, Loyal Friend, Adoring Grandfather, Business Owner, Life of the Party, Athlete, Coach, and countless others. Through the years, Walter enjoyed watching his children play sports, visiting Crystal Lake, playing hoops with his buddies, reading, talking politics, running, golf, hitting the beach, and spending time with his family most of all.  Walter spoke often about being blessed with such a loving family. He is survived by his son John Gillespie and his wife Nicole of Andover MA; his daughter, Christine (Gillespie) Ostrosky, and her husband Mark of Medford MA; and his former spouse Gail Gillespie of Newburyport MA.

Also among his survivors are his four brothers, Dennis Gillespie, and his wife Wendy of Haverhill; Gerard Gillespie, and his wife Denise of Danvers; Robert Gillespie, and his wife Dawn of Newburyport; and Craig Gillespie, and his wife Lorna of Methuen. Walter is also survived by his three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Walter is predeceased by his siblings James Gillespie and Madeline (Gillespie) Polcari. Service was held privately amongst family.

William Gillespie of 42 Skehan St, Sommerville, MASS. Death Dec 20, 1916, age 65.  Lobar Pneumonia. Birth 1851 COUNTY TYRONE, IRELAND. Widowed.  Father James Gillespie of Co Tyrone, IRELAND. Mother Helen Sterrett of Co Tyrone, IRELAND. Buried Mt Hope Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts

William P Gillespie of 22 Decur St, Cambridge, died July 5, 1916 age 8, Cambridge, NY Central Railroad (near Gray & Davis Factory), multiple injuries, automobile accident. Birth July 3, 1908 Boston, MASS. Father Bernard, born Ireland. Mother Margaret A Flanerty, birth NOVA SCOTIA, Canada. Burial Malden, Holy Cross

Jane E Gillespie MACORKLE, birth Jan 15, 1925. Death July 31, 2009 North Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Burial Mt Hope Cemetery.

Gillespie WATTERS birth 1837. Death  Oct 16, 1920 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States of America. Burial Saint Francis Old Cemetery

Record Count: 37

Source of Records:  Online obituaries; Mormon website: Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003; Find A Grave Index; Massachusetts Secretary of the State website; Funeral Homes Obituaries, Echovita.