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Henry Gillen

Henry T. Gillen

Tuesday, February 7th, 1933 - Sunday, April 25th, 2021
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Obituary

Henry T. Gillen (“Harry”) passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Margaret (Clare). Cherished father of Maureen Glussi (Donato), Fran Gillen (Romeo Petric), Peggy Gillen (James Grogan) and Thomas Gillen. Dear brother of Alice Boyland and the late William and the late Geraldine and husband Robert Dowiak. Proud grandfather of Ryan (Allison), Morgan(Dolores), Frank (Michelle), Andrew, Thomas, Daniel and Meaghan and beloved great-grandfather to Charleigh Glussi. Harry was a proud member of the FDNY L131 Happy Hookers in Red Hook, Brooklyn for 40 years. He loved nothing better than making stained glass gifts for friends, family and most fire houses in NYC. He was one of the founders of the Blue Angels Drum and Bugle Corps. out of Our Lady of Angels parish in the mid 1970’s. He was a member of the American Legion Society, Knights of Columbus, FDNY Emerald Society, FDNY Holy Name Society, VFW and Community Mayors, Inc. No one enjoyed life and a good martini more than Harry! He served in the U.S. Navy as an SP from 1953-1954.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harry’s memory to: FDNY Family Transport www.firefamilytransport.org or 516-405-5433.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harry’s memory to: FDNY Family Transport www.firefamilytransport.org or 516-405-5433.
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harry’s memory to: FDNY Family Transport www.firefamilytransport.org or 516-405-5433.
  • Third Visitation

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 29th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    9620 - Third Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11209
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harry’s memory to: FDNY Family Transport www.firefamilytransport.org or 516-405-5433.
  • Service

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    9511 - Fourth Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11029
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  • Interment

    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    361 Sharrott Ave
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10309
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Affiliations

  • New York Fire Department

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Geraldine Sullivan

Posted at 09:33am
Maureen, Fran, Peggy and Thomas and your families, so very sorry to hear of Uncle Harry's passing and thinking of you all and sending prayers of strength and love. Uncle Harry was a wonderful man who lived a wonderful life. May all the loving memories give you all comfort and strength. May he rest in peace. Geraldine
 
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Brian Haggerty Posted at 09:37am

To the Gillen family. May you all find peace in Harry's passing and joy in sharing all the memories of his life. Harry was an inspirational mentor, a Brother and a friend since the day I met him in 1991 when I joined ladder 122. Godspeed Harry, you have touched many lives and will be missed. Brian Haggerty
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