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Ann M. (Desmond) Gillis-Kearns

April 5, 1930 — December 3, 2023

Dorchester

Ann M. (Desmond) Gillis-Kearns

Of Dorchester, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 3, 2023.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Gillis Sr. and William J. Kearns Sr.

Loving mother of Patricia and her husband Mark McHale of Dorchester, Elaine Gillis-McCarthy of Abington, Ronald and his wife Kari Gillis of Needham, Timothy and his wife Carolyn Gillis of Quincy, Paul and his wife Cara Gillis of Dorchester, Joanne and her husband David Payne of Dorchester, and John and his wife Alexis Gillis of Winchester.

Cherished “Nanacakes” to 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one expected great-grandson.

Sister of the late Joseph Desmond.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ann’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mark Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, on Thursday morning, December 7th, at 10:00 A.M.

Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Ann was a longtime soloist at St. Mark’s Church and a lifelong active member of the parish. She will be lovingly remembered as a beautiful woman who greeted everyone with a smile and always saw the good in people. Her presence was and always will be a ray of sunshine.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to Dorchester Youth Hockey, 38 Laban Pratt Rd., Dorchester, MA 02122.

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Visiting Hours

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Burial

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am

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