Edward P. Gill Age 95 of Somerset and Chelmsford, MA

 

Edward Paget Gill, 95, of Somerset and Chelmsford, MA died Saturday December 2, 2017 in his home with three of his daughters by his side. He grew up in Brookline, MA and lived there with his wife and six children; in 1967 and for many years after, his primary residence was in Chelmsford, MA; in 2006, he moved to Somerset, MA.

Edward was the husband of Mary (Kilduff) Gill who preceded him in death on January 17, 2000. He was the son of the late Martin and Lillian Gill and brother of the late Kenneth Holmes and Jessie (Holmes) Ogilvie. He was born in Boston on March 12, 1922, and raised in Brookline where he graduated with the Brookline High School class of 1940. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from University of Oklahoma in 1949.

He proudly served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II as a flying officer. He was shot down in the 1944 raid over Hamburg Germany, was captured and served as a prisoner of war (POW) from August 1944 through May 1945.

He worked at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory as a systems engineer and became one of the first members of The MITRE Corporation in 1958. During his time at MITRE he worked on the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) and BUIC (Back Up interceptor Control) systems, and the E-3A project AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). He retired from MITRE in 1993.

Edward was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA and St. Thomas More Church in Somerset, MA.

He is survived by his six children, Ellen and her husband Jack Lewis of Harrodsburg, KY, Judith Gill of Somerset, MA, Susan and her husband Michael Zlogar of Amherst, MA, David and his wife Nancy Gill of LaPlata, MD, Mary (Gill) Gregorio of Chelmsford, MA, and Stephen and his wife Janice of Topeka, KS. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours are on Friday, December 8 from 4:00 to 7:00P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral services begin on Saturday, December 9 at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in Edward's name to the Mary Kilduff Gill Nursing Scholarship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

December 8, 2017
4PM - 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

December 9, 2017
8AM Funeral Home/ 9AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Aundrea Kelley says:

    Judy, each time I remember the moments I spent with your dad I can see the sheer joy that shone through his eyes when he talked about you. Each time I also I knew that I was in the presence of a wonderfully accomplished, yet humble man. A rare gem. One of the great generation. Hold on to every good memory.
    Love always,
    Aundrea

  2. Maureen Sroczynski says:

    Dear Judy and Mary:
    So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Anyone who met him could see the love he had for his family and how proud he was of you all. Hope we can connect soon. Take care and know that the prayers and condolences of all your friend and colleagues are with you now.
    Take care

  3. Lynette Robinson says:

    Dear Judy,

    I have such wonderful memories of your beloved father. The one that stands out most is his love of and devotion to his wife and children, and their love and devotion to him. You especially have been there for him for these many years since your Mom died, a gift that he clearly deeply appreciated. He could not have been more proud of you and your achievements. What a blessing that he lived long enough to share them with you.

    I send my prayers and thoughts of comfort to you and your siblings, nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews, during this sad time.
    With affection, Lynette

  4. Cindy Doyle says:

    Mary.. your Bunco buddies are there with you wrapping you in love. You have been an amazing daughter to your Dad. Xo

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