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Laurence P. "Larry" Gill

SOUTH HADLEY - Laurence P. “Larry” Gill, 80, of South Hadley, was Called Safely Home on Friday, December 27, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at his home surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Holyoke on April 24, 1939, a beloved son of the late Harold P. and Ella C. (Hall) Gill. He was raised in South Hadley, graduated from Lenox Preparatory School in Lenox and was a lifelong resident of South Hadley. He furthered his education and attended Holyoke Community College. He was employed for 17 years as a Police Officer and later a Detective with the South Hadley Police Department and retired in 1985. He later worked as a Construction Superintendent with the former Barber Construction Associates in Ludlow and retired in 2004. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, he enjoyed his annual Maine hunting trips and was a member of the Chicopee Sportsmen’s Club in Granby. Following his retirement, Larry enjoyed artistic painting and painted landscapes and flowers. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and his many friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Regina H. (Gradeck) Gill who was Called Home on October 24, 2001. He leaves his three loving children, Lynda R. O’Neil and her husband, Tim, of Greenfield, L. Scott Gill and his partner, Tom Stevens, of Springfield and Bradley C. Gill and his partner, Marybeth Ontkush, of Biddeford, ME; his loving partner, Suzanne M. “Suz” Graham of South Hadley; his two dear brothers, Harold P. Gill, Jr. and his partner, Lainey Johnson, of Bolton, MA and Stewart H. Gill and his wife, Jean, of Oakville, VA; his dear sister-in-law, Patricia Grace and her husband, Andrew, of Chicopee; his dear brother-in-law, Frank Gradeck and his wife, Jeanne, of Sun City, AZ; and his many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Gill, Gradeck and Graham families. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his dear sister-in-law, Judy Davis. His relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. at the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. His burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 28 Hadley Street (Route 47), South Hadley, MA 01075. The funeral home parking lot is located in the rear. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. For more details, please visit:
St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA USA 01020