Marilyn (Leahy) Gill Print E-mail

Marilyn (Leahy) Gill

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt;

Marilyn (Leahy) Gill passed away on Monday, March 30th. The foundation of her family, she leaves her seven children with an abundance of gratitude for the selfless love she showed them throughout her life.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 6, 1928 to John and Elizabeth (Powers) Leahy, she attended Lowell schools before graduating from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Marilyn enjoyed her time as an R.N., working in the O.R. and especially loved working in the Delivery Ward.

Marilyn left her medical life behind when she married her love Peter F. Gill. Together they started a beautiful life full of family, friends and laughter. She truly found her calling as a mother and was most happy when her children were happy.

She now joins her beloved Peter and leaves her children Mary Geoffroy, Patti Sepe and her husband Matt, Kathleen Leahy Gill, Charlie Gill, Kerryann Gill, Robbie Barnes and her husband Bucky, Tracy Reilly and her husband Peter; 10 grandchildren: Gina Martel and her husband Billy, Christopher Gill, Michael Geoffroy, Peter Sepe, Bridget and Garrett Barnes, Carly Gill, Owen, Conor and Norah Reilly; her great granddaughter Claire Martel. Marilyn is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Joan and Al Lenzi; her sisters-in-law Louise Gill and Martha Leahy as well as her many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Marilyn was predeceased by her son-in-law, Joey Geoffroy; her siblings and their spouses Betty and Bill Nangle, Elinor and Jim O’Connor, John Leahy and Dan and Gloria Leahy; her in-laws Owen and Ginny Gill, Dick Gill and Sr. Marie Gill.

Due to current circumstances, burial will be private. A Funeral Mass and a celebration of Marilyn’s life will be announced at a later date. E-condolences may be made at Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to Mustard Seed Communities, USA, 29 Janes Ave., Medfield, MA 02052; Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Rd., Andover, MA 01810, or St. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (24)
  • Kathleen Gill  - Happy Anniversary October 17th
    Mom & Dad, You taught me everthing, except how to go on without you. Happy Anniversary, I hope you can hear your song up in Heaven and that you are somewhere over that rainbow. Could never love or miss you more, Love your Kati
  • Kevin Gill  - Aunt Marilyn
    The aura of Love was and is omnipresent when it comes to you Aunt Marilyn. It will always subsist and never subside. Love you Aunt Marilyn - Kevin
  • Anne Flood White
    Mary and Patti, I was so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I hope you will all find comfort in family, memories, smiles, stories, laughs, and; sometimes tears but all cherished each and every day. Someone so well loved will never be forgotten.
  • Susan M Berthelette  - Deepest Symphathy
    Sorry for your Loss
  • Andy Robinson
    Charlie, I send my condolences
  • Jim Keefe  - Condolences
    Charlie so sorry for the loss of your mom take care of yourself and your family. Jim Keefe
  • Ramirez Family
    Aunt Marilyn was one of the best! Love you
  • Pam Metropolis
    Kerry & Charlie, My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerest Condolences, Pam Metropolis
  • Kevin and Jennifer Riley  - Condolences
    Patti,we were deeply sadden to hear about the loss of your mother. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. With prayers and sympathy, Kevin and Jennifer
  • Helen Quinlan Littlefield  - Condolences
    My sincere sympathy to Mrs. Gill's family. I remember her well, from back when the Gills were neighbors on Stevens St. She was a lovely woman in so many ways. My hope for you all is that your wonderful memories will in time ease the pain of your loss.
  • Robyn Lessard  - Entire Gill Family
    A gorgeous woman with a smile that would light up a room. I am so sad for the loss of your beautiful mom. I am sure she is at peace now, and reunited with her husband and family. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love, hugs, and prayers. Rest in peace Mrs. Gill.
  • Paul and Sharon tontodonato  - Tonto. Marilyn Gill
    Our condolences to the entire Gill family. Keep the great memories alive that were shared and know that Mom is at peace with dad.. and to you Charlie my good friend.. I know how close you were to Mom, and how much she meant to you,just know you made her proud.... .
  • Lyndabeth Abraham
    My heart goes out to you all. Death is so difficult to deal with under normal circumstances but today we are not dealing with normal. Your mum is a beautiful bright angel now
  • Ruth and Jack Silk
    We are saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She must have been a wonderful wife and mother to have raised such a thoughtful, caring group of children. She will always be with you.
  • Christien Orlando (Chrissy)
    Marilyn Gill to me was one of the sweetest most unselfish woman I have ever known. It was always a pleasure to make her smile each week doing her hair:) One of my favorite people in this earth. My condolences to all of you & please know that I’m thinking of all of you & wish I could give you all a big hug.. I will miss her beautiful smile & those Gorgeous eyes.. May God test her soul & now she can be with her partner in life.. Xoxox Sincerely Chrissy
  • Justin Manning  - Condolences
    Charlie, I hope you and your family focus on the great times you shared with your mom. Condolences from me, my family and everyone at JJManning. -Justin Manning
  • Patti and Peter Foye  - To all the Gills
    Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Your Mother was an amazing person. Our life long memories of her will continue to put smiles on our faces. She will be sorely missed but will be in our hearts forever, Love, Patti and Peter
  • Daniel Leahy  - Love you Aunt Marilyn
    To all my Gill cousins, so sorry for the loss of Aunt Marilyn. She was one of the most selfless, humble, gentle, loving people I have ever known. It was always pleasure to visit with her; she was always gracious and caring about everyone around her. I know she is at Peace, and enjoying a Heavenly family reunion. Love all you guys.
  • Betty O'Reilly  - Marilyn Leahy Gil
    Tracy Sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts with you and your family
  • Patrick Martin  - sympathies
    Condolences to the entire extended clan.
  • Bob & Diane McLeod  - sympathies
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman, always so pleasant. I am sure it's so much more difficult during these times. Our thoughts are with all of you.
  • Kay and Jim Fallon  - Leahy and Gill Families
    Our condolences on the sad loss of Marilyn. Her suffering is over and hope you can find peace in knowing that she has gone home to God. Prayers to All. Love Kay and Jim Fallon
  • John Zagarella
    My condolences to the Gill family. I always enjoyed speaking to Mrs. Gill.Always positive.Rest in peace.
  • Gail Green  - Marilyn Gill
    Mary and family. So sorry for your loss. She is at peace now and will be with all her loved one. The family lost a gem
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