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Mary Antionette Gillis

March 9, 1924 — January 27, 2012

Mary Antionette Gillis

It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Marie 'Ookie' Gillis announce her passing on January 27, 2012 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (McNeil) Manzine.Marie was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and enjoyed a good game of cards, she was a great homemaker and good cook, and will be sadly missed by her many friends at 747 King St, where she last resided for the past twenty-nine years. She is survived by her sons Roland, Vancouver, Stanley 'Bo' (Verna), New Victoria, Edward (Wendy) New Waterford; daughters Barbara (Cordell) Smith, New Victoria, Martina (Willie) Hall, Dominion and Theresa (Tom) Berlied, Maynard, Mass. Also her grandchildren, who meant everything to her, Mary Lewis, Willena Vey, Martina Hall, Roxanne Gracie, Billy Hall, Tommy, Kevin, and Bradford Berlied, Crystal, Cherie and Cordell Smith, Adam, Joan Marie, Eddie, Aaron, Marissa and Miranda Gillis as well as her 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grand daughter. She is also survived by sister Gloria Lynk. Besides her parents, Marie was also predeceased by her loving husband Stanley, sisters Margaret Coco, Della Ruelland, Sadie Polegato, Loraina Benvie; brothers Donald Manzine and John Manzine. As per her request, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Marie's life will be on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Father Victor Ozoufuanya officiating with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery and a luncheon to follow in the parish hall on Convent Street. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 Donations can be made to the Cape Breton Alzheimer's Association. To send condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

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