February 19, 2020
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ORONO and BLANCHARD – June Gillis, 85, wife of the late Herbert C. Gillis Sr., died April 24, 2009, at her home in Orono. She was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Volney, N.Y., daughter of Harold and Eacy (Dunn) Mitchell. She was involved in town affairs and served as town clerk in Blanchard. Her greatest pleasures in life were gardening and cooking for family and friends. She is survived by a son, Herbert C. Gillis Jr. of New Hampshire; four daughters, Jean Vanesek and her husband, Ray, of North Carolina, Linda Allen of Boothbay Harbor, Cathy Pelkey and her partner, Bradford Steele, of Abbot and Debra Inman and her husband, David, of Eddington; six grandchildren, Lena, Gary, Brian, Diana, Alyssa and Paula; several great-grandchildren, including Jamaica, who enjoyed canning with June; several nieces and nephews; twin sister, Jean Smith; and sisters, Mary-Lou Randall and Ann Brokaw, all from New York state. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford, with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. For an online guest book, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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