Donald H. Gillespie, 83, Rodman

RODMAN, NY —  Donald H. Gillespie, 83, Rodman, died Sunday morning at his home.

A funeral Mass said 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Saint Cecilia’s Church, Adams, NY. Burial will follow in the Saint Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home Inc, Adams, NY.

Born Sept. 15, 1937, in Baldwinsville, NY, he was the son of Hubert and Ada (Clark) Gillespie. Following his graduation from Baldwinsville High School, he served in the US Army from 1956 to 1964, then worked as a carpenter.

He married Nancy McCord of Baldwinsville in 1959 at Saint Steven’s Church in Phoenix, NY. The couple later moved to Montague where they owned and operated the Montague Inn from 1972 into the 1980s when they sold. The couple later lived on Dry Hill in Watertown before moving to their present in in 2005.

Surviving besides his wife Nancy, is a son Andrew A. (Cheryl) Gillespie, Lowville, NY; two daughters Kathleen G. (David) Walker, Waxhaw, NC, Annette M. (Scott) Barron, Hilton, NY; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother Larry Gillespie; three sisters Linda (Robert) Meyer, Susie (Robert) Bertollini, Cindy Emert; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother Stephen Gillespie.

Don was a mason and a member of the Union BAC Local #2. He was self employed and once repaired much of the stonework at Thompson Park in Watertown.

He was a communicant of Saint Cecilia’s Church, Adams, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Saint Cecilia’s Church, 17 Grove Street, Adams, NY 13605.

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