Gill Joyce Genealogy

Margaret Gilroy Gill (1883-1965)


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gill have returned from their honeymoon and have taken up their residence in a newly furnished home in Parsons. Mrs. Gill was formerly Miss Margaret Gilroy, of South Main street.

   The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - July 25, 1912


Native Of Inkerman, Member of Prominent Fami

Mrs. Thomas Gill, 82, of 99 Govier street, Parsons Section, member of a prominent area family, died shortly before midnight at home following an illness. Her husband, a Parsons merchant for many decades, died in April, 1961.

Mrs. Gill, the former Margaret Gilroy, was born on March4, 1883 in Inkerman. The family moved to Pittston in 1900, and she attended St. John's School and its affiliated business school there.

Following marriage July 15, 1912, Mr. and Mrs. Gill established residence in Parsons, and she resided there since. She was a communicant at St. Dominic's Church, and was a member of the parish Altar and Rosary Society, and was also a member of the LCBA.

Surviving are four sons and a daughter: Rev. Nicholas Gill, CP, Union City, N. J.; Sister M Marita, IHM, principal of St. Patrick's High School, Scranton; Dr. John J. Gill, Forty Fort, an X-ray specialist with offices in Wilkes-Barre; Attorney Thomas F. Gill and Francis T. Gill.

She also leaves two sisters and two brothers: Sister M. Madelena, IHM, Marian Convent, Scranton; William Gilroy, Pittston and Elizabeth and Raymond Gilroy, both of Washington, D. C.

Another brother, Rev. Leo V. Gilroy, pastor of St. Ann's Church, Freeland, died early this year.

The body has been taken to the Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Parsons section, from where the funeral will be held Saturday morning, with a Requiem High Mass at 11 in St. Dominic's Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call tonight from 7 to 10 and Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p. m.

   Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - December 2, 1965

Carved Noted Career
Out Of Motherhood

Mrs. Thomas Gill, the former Margaret Gilroy, Inkerman native, who died on Wednesday night at her home in Parsons where she resided for 53 of her 82 years, found her Acres of Diamonds in Wyoming Valley through such fundamentals as home, church, family and friends.

She not only was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, but she was a loyal church woman and good neighbor.

Her children were her pride and joy, and understandingly so. They included a Passionist priest, an Immaculate Heart nun who is also an outstanding educator, a doctor of medicine, an attorney and State official. Her husband, who died in 1961, was a businessman.

The Gilroys furnished a priest and two nuns to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, one of whom survives, so her success in her chosen field is all the more understandable.

Hers indeed was a rich and rewarding life, leaving little to be desired. In a world that measures achievement too often in worldly terms, Mrs. Gill was a stimulating exception to the rule. She had a rare sense of values by any yardstick.

   Editorial in The Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - December 3, 1965

Mrs. Thomas Gill of Parsons Dies

Mrs. Thomas Gill, 82, of 99 Govier St., Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, mother of Rev. Nicholas Gill, C.P., Union City, N.J., and of Sister Mary Marita, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order, principal of St. Patrick’s High School, this city, died shortly before midnight Wednesday at home after an illness.

She was a sister of Sister Mary Madelena, I.H.M., stationed at the Marian Convent, Wilkes-Barre, and Dr. John J. Gill, Forty Fort, a radiologist, and mother of Attorney Thomas F. Gill, Wilkes-Barre. A brother, the Rev. Leo V. Gilroy, pastor of St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, died earlier this year.

Mrs. Gill, the former Margaret Gilroy, was born in Inkerman and moved to Pittston in 1900. She settled in Parsons in 1912 following her marriage and her husband had been a merchant in that community for years before his death in April, 1961. Mrs. Gill was a member of St. Dominic’s Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Other survivors are a son, Francis T. Gill, Wilkes-Barre; two brothers, William Gilroy, Pittston, and Raymond Gilroy, Washington, D.C., and a sister, Elizabeth Gilroy, Washington.

The funeral will be tomorrow from a funeral home, 159 George Ave., Parsons, with mass at 11 A.M. in St. Dominic’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 P.M.

   Unknown Newspaper (Sister Marita Gill’s files) - December 3, 1965

Services Held For Mrs. Gill

Mrs. Thomas Gill of 99 Govier Street, Parsons, was borne to rest this morning from the Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Parsons, with a Solemn High Mass of Requiem in St. Dominic’s Church.

Officers of the Mass were Rev. Nicholas Gill, CP, son of the deceased, celebrant; Rev. Gerald J. Burns, deacon, and Stanuslaus Wasek, CP, sub-deacon. Mrs. John J. Gernwich was organist and soloist.

Seated in the sanctuary were Msgr. Vincent Burke, Scranton; Msgr. Donald A. Duel, Miners Mills, and Rev. Charles F. Carroll. Numerous priests attended the Mass. A delegation of nuns from St. Patrick’s High School, West Scranton, also was in attendance. An honor guard was formed by students from St. Patrick’s High School.

Pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Robert, Thomas, John, Francis, Nicholas and Peter Gill.

   Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - December 4, 1965

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