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.