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Richard L. "Rick"
Gill

November 9, 1961 – February 6, 2020

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Obituary for Richard L. "Rick" Gill

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Loving Partner, Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather

Richard “Rick” L. Gill, 58, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died surrounded by loved ones on February 6, 2020, in Boston, after a courageous battle with complications of Alpha-1, a rare genetic disease. He was the beloved longtime partner of Kathleen Gould.

Born in Lowell, November 9, 1961, he was the son of Beverly (Westgate) Gill of Lowell and the late Robert A. Gill Sr. He received his education in the Lowell school system.

For most of his working life, Mr. Gill was a driver for various companies, most recently at Pizza Palace and Town Taxi, both in Lowell, until illness forced his retirement.

An accomplished ten-pin bowler, Rick proudly wore a prized 300 Ring, which he earned during his many years of team bowling at the former Brunswick Lanes in Lowell.

Volunteering was also an important part of his life. He never passed up a chance to work the booths and rides for local carnivals. An avid dog lover, Rick, along with Kathy, was an active member of the Chelmsford Dog Association and could often be found at the park whether it be mending a fence or running a fundraiser event. At home, he enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling events, Gold Rush, Wicked Tuna, and Deadliest Catch.

Just before his illness, he and Kathy vacationed in the beautiful mountains of far northern Maine mining for native gems with dear friends. Rick’s circle of friends spanned far and wide. He will always be remembered for his zest for life, putting the needs of others first, and caring for his family, especially his cherished mom, Bev.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his devoted partner, Kathleen Gould; three sons, Richard Gill, William Gill, and Adam Gill; a grandson, Travis Gill, and a brother, Robert A. Gill Jr., all of Lowell, and his faithful dog, Jack.

GILL - In Boston, February 6, 2020. Richard L. Gill, of Lowell, aged 58 years. Friends will be received at the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. His Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, on Thursday at 10 AM. Kindly meet at Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In hopes of raising awareness of Alpha-1 disorders, the family asks those who wish to make donations in his memory to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida 33134 (http://www.alpha1.org/how-to-help/help-raise-funds/donate) in lieu of flowers. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Rick’s Life Tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.

Visitation

When Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home
Address
122 Princeton Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01851

Service Information

When
Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00am
Officiating
Father Raymond Benoit
Location
St. Margaret of Scotland Church
Address
374 Stevens Street
Lowell, MA 01851
Details
Kindly meet at Church

Interment Information

Location
St. Joseph Cemetery
Address
96 Riverneck Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
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