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Official Obituary of: Eleanor M. (Vigorito) Gillan 06/01/2020

Eleanor M. (Vigorito) Gillan 06/01/2020

SOUTH ATTLEBORO – Eleanor M. (Vigorito) Gillan, 90, a longtime resident of South Attleboro passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Steere House in Providence, RI surrounded by her three daughters.  She was the loving wife of Frank Gillan for over 40 years before his death in 2012.

Born January 21, 1930 in North Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Theresa (Velletri) Vigorito.

Eleanor grew up in North Attleboro and has been a resident of South Attleboro since 1973.  She was a 1948 graduate of North Attleboro High School.

Eleanor worked in the offices at C. Ray Randall Co. in Attleboro Falls for several years before becoming a homemaker and raising her three daughters.  Afterwards she worked as a bookkeeper for J.M. Bryson Custom Building for six years before retiring.

She was a longtime communicant of St. Theresa’s Parish in South Attleboro.

Eleanor cherished her family and spending time with them.  She was affectionately called “Gram”, “Toots”, “Mam” and “Mema” by her grandchildren.

Eleanor is survived by her three daughters:  Joann Stockwell and husband Paul of Wrentham, Sheri Vose and husband Doug of Attleboro and Jacqui Bryson and husband John of Attleboro; 9 grandchildren: Jamie, Kerri, Gwen, Kyle, David, Eric, Mandi, Steven and Danielle;

 9 great-grandchildren: Tori, Tyler, Jacob, Brady, Brooke, Landon, Avery, Kensie and Teagan;

And two sisters: Anne Zonfrilli of Pt. St. Lucie, FL and Madeline Forsythe of North Attleboro.

Visitation and Mass at St. Theresa’s Parish will be held privately.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

 

 

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  • My prayers and sympathy are with you.  Eleanor was a lovely lady.  I always remember her with her mom, Theresa.  May they have a happy reunion in heaven!

  • What a great lady she was. Always welcomed me to her home, enjoyed laughter, stories and her friends.
    Sorry for your loss.

  •                                                               Patty (Deavellar) Machado
    So very sorry to hear about your Mother, JoAnn. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. May she rest in peace.

  • Dear Family of Eleanor Gillan, I am so sorry for your great loss.  I was her neighbor in Sandcastle, she was a great friend and neighbor, she always made me smile.  May she Rest In Peace and love and may you all be comforted by happy memories of her.  

  • I am so sorry to hear about Eleanor passing.  She all ways had a smile, when ever she saw you. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  • Love and hugs to all, she was one special lady. Rest easy beautiful. You will be missed by all . love Murph

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  1. Love and hugs to all, she was one special lady. Rest easy beautiful. You will be missed by all . love Murph

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Eleanor passing.  She all ways had a smile, when ever she saw you. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  3. Dear Family of Eleanor Gillan, I am so sorry for your great loss.  I was her neighbor in Sandcastle, she was a great friend and neighbor, she always made me smile.  May she Rest In Peace and love and may you all be comforted by happy memories of her.  

  4.                                                               Patty (Deavellar) Machado
    So very sorry to hear about your Mother, JoAnn. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. May she rest in peace.

  5. What a great lady she was. Always welcomed me to her home, enjoyed laughter, stories and her friends.
    Sorry for your loss.

  6. My prayers and sympathy are with you.  Eleanor was a lovely lady.  I always remember her with her mom, Theresa.  May they have a happy reunion in heaven!

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