BEAVER FALLS, N.Y. —
R. “Kathy” Gillen, 60, beloved wife, mother and
grandmother, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 28, at
Born Dec. 1, 1952, in Lowville, a daughter of Leo and Rose
Smith Hellinger, she
graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School and
obtained an associate's degree from Cobleskill.
She worked at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland until she
took a few years off to raise her children. She returned to
work full-time at Beaverite for 15 years. She then became
employed with CAPC in Watertown, NY and then at Watertown
She married Douglas A. Gillen on June 15, 1974.
Mrs. Gillen enjoyed spending time at various casinos,
bowling, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with
friends and family. She was proud being a United Way
She was the recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award in
2004 from the Thousand Islands Girl Scout Council for her
many years of dedication. She was also the recipient of the
United Way of Northern New York, Inc. Community Spirit Award
She is survived by her loving husband and two children; a
daughter and her husband, Jessica A. and Eric Moulton and
their two children, Evan and Ava of Greenfield, Mass.; a
son, Jeffrey A. Gillen and his companion, Elissa J.
Spaulding and their children, Bella and Talon, Castleton, N.Y.;
two sisters, Luann Merry, Lowville, and Carol Comins,
Lowville; two brothers, William and James Hellinger, both of
Lowville, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by two sisters,
Donna Tuttle and Linda Davis, and four brothers, Pete, Hank,
Randy and Leo Hellinger, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at
Sundquist Funeral Home with retired Minister Rev. Bruce W.
Chapman officiating. Spring burial will be in Beaches Bridge
Calling hours for family and friends will be 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Kathy’s name can be directed to
the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX
Condolences may be made online to www.sundquistfh.com.
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,