Francis M. Gillon

  • Born: April 11, 1931
  • Died: December 7, 2020
  • Location: Glenolden, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Francis M. Gillon, age 89, of Glenolden passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2020. Beloved husband of June (nee Waldov). Dear father of Franny (Gail), Steve (Vantuir), Michael (Susan) and Karen (John). Brother of Jeanne Thompson and the late Margaret Naimoli and Jack Gillon. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Francis was born in Philadelphia to the late Francis and Alice Delacy Gillon. A graduate of PMC, Mr. Gillon was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as an Industrial Engineer at Scott Paper until his retirement in 1992. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, South Ave., Secane. Live Streaming of Mass will begin at 11 AM and can be accessed at All attending the Mass are required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. Int Saints Peter and Paul cemetery will be held privately by the family following Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Francis's name to the Crozer-Keystone Hospice 200 W. Sproul Rd. Springfield, Pa. 19064 would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Frank, always had a smile.

Posted by JAMES MCGURK - MERRITT ISLAND, FL   December 31, 2020

Dear June and family,

Our heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family. We have been thinking of you all week. We're so sorry for your loss. Frank was the nicest, loving man ever! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love, Susan and Alice Welkie

Posted by Susan Welkie - NEWARK, DE - Family Friend   December 12, 2020

Posted by Stephanie (Gillon) Joyce - Severn, MD - Family   December 12, 2020

Aunt June and Family,
Uncle Fran was sweet heart of a guy. Happy-go-lucky and laughing. This is a sad loss for all who knew him.
Prayers and blessings

Posted by Sandra Thompson - Hershey, PA - Family   December 10, 2020

Dear June & Family,
My thoughts are with you all. Sorry I cannot be with you at this time.
Many memories are going around in my mind. Franny & I growing up were always at each other as kids... we were two peas in a pod. At a young age he shouldered much responsibility for the family. Although I didn't know it at the time, through the years I learned that he was my big brother looking after me. He was my father figure on my wedding day & walked me down the aisle.
Love, prayers and thoughts for all

Posted by Jeanne (Gillon) Thompson - Sebastian, FL - Sister   December 10, 2020

Very very sorry to hear of his passing. Great guy! My condolences to the entire Gillon family.

Posted by Jay Evans - Friend   December 09, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Gillon Family for the loss of your loved one, Francis, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    December 09, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Gillon family
Rest In Peace Uncle Fran, love to all ❤
Donna, Ed and family

Posted by Donna Moshinski - Laurel Springs, NJ - Family   December 08, 2020

To my Porchie, I am so sorry about the passing of your grandpa. My prayers are with you and your entire family during this heartbreaking time. You know I'm here for you, always. Love, Porch Esq.

Posted by Porch Esq. - Delco, PA - Friend   December 08, 2020

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Alice Mary Delacy Gillon