September 9, 1936 - October 7, 2021
LEXINGTON- Irwin E. “Ernie” Gillies, age 85, a resident of Lexington passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born on September 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late William H. and Anna (Ozminski) Gillies. Irwin married Sefora Mantilla on November 20, 1965 in Mt. Clemens. Irwin faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. Irwin retired as the Parts Manager at Colonial Dodge in East Pointe. He was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington; also a member of the former Lexington VFW, Post #2382 and currently a member of the Port Sanilac VFW, Post #8872. Ernie has been the loyal custodian and caretaker of the Croswell United Methodist Church in Croswell for the past 17 years. He was also a volunteer at Project Blessing in Lexington. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sefora Gillies of Lexington; 2 sons, Patrick (Lesli) Gillies of Monroe and William (Whitney) Gillies of Denver; 3 daughters Deborah (Christopher) Morrison of Roseville, Susan (Thomas) Precido of San Clemente, CA., and Catherine (William) Bishop of Gilbert, Az.; 9 grandchildren,, Lenny, Nathan, Katie, Alex, Jacob, Andrew, Lauren, Joseph and Sean; 4 great grandchildren, Maverick, Brennan, Carson and baby boy Morrison on the way. One brother, John (Martha) Gillis of Holly. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Visitation will be from 5- 7 P.M. on Monday at the Pomeroy Funeral Home in Lexington. Rosary Devotions will be held at 7 P.M. Monday evening at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 A.M.. on Tuesday at the Ave Maria Parish- St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington, with visiting at the church from 10-11 A.M. Fr. Donald J. Eppenbrock will officiate. Military Rites provided by the Croswell American Legion and the Port Sanilac VFW will immediately follow the mass. Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township on Wednesday. Memorials in memory of Ernie may be made to Project Blessing.
LEXINGTON- Irwin E. “Ernie” Gillies, age 85, a resident of Lexington passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born on September 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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