Francis X. "Frank" Gillespie

  • Born: February 22, 1942
  • Died: November 30, 2020
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Francis by adding your memories and photos.

Francis X. "Frank" Gillespie of Stoneham passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 30, 2020. He was 78 years of age.

Born on February 22, 1942 in Winthrop, Frank is the loving son of the late John Gillespie and Mary Gillespie. Frank is a warm, kind and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Frank is the beloved husband of Ann Gillespie. He is the devoted father of Craig Gillespie and his wife Nikki and Andrea Gillespie – Amin and her husband Cyrus. The cherished grandfather of 5, Frank is the dear brother of the late Johnny, Leo, Robert, Billy, Arthur and Albert Gillespie. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING Friday, Dec. 4th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Frank's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memoires with Frank's Family on Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Per MA regulations, face coverings must be worn while at the Funeral Home and not more than 40% capacity will be allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.

Please honor Frank by making donations in his memory to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852 or by visiting

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Len and I so sorry for your loss. Frank will always be remembered as the life of our pool party many years ago. He had an amazing quality for making people laugh. He will be greatly missed.
Love and prayers to all, Carol Sampson

Posted by Carol Sampson - Melrose, MA - Friend   December 04, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Frank was a great guy, he always loved telling me about the grandchildren's' sporting events. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mark Van Etten    December 03, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Frank. He was such a great guy, and we are heartbroken for your loss. I will cherish all of the memories that we have had together over the years growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love, The Bukers

Posted by Kristin Buker - Rockand, MA - family   December 03, 2020

Every thought of Frank brings a smile to my face. Watching him play baseball on the street with all the kids, hiding on the roof during trick or treat and just about every conversation ended in a good laugh. He will be missed by our whole family. Rest In Peace Frank❤

Posted by Betsy Dickie - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   December 02, 2020

My thoughts are with you and your family Craig, Frank sounds like a wonderful man!

Posted by Simon Blenkiron - London - Acquaintance   December 02, 2020

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