Obituaries

Desmond Patrick Gillespie

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Born: May 22, 1960

Died: December 18, 2017

Services: St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church Saturday, December 23, 2017 10:30AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7-9PM & Friday, December 22, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9PM

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery (Staten Island) (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: St. Thomas The Apostle RC Church (Map)



Posted at: 1/9/2018 12:51:33 PM By:

Mark Luongo

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Criss and I are stunned by this loss. A kind and loving soul who shared with us our love of Gettysburg. Our prayers and condolences to Karen, Conor and Aunt Annette.

Posted at: 12/22/2017 11:15:00 AM By:

Tom/Tim Christensen and family

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To the Gillespie family, I am so sorry you're going through this difficult time, and I'm praying for peace for you, and your family. Desmond will be missed greatly, by all of us who knew him.

Posted at: 12/21/2017 3:46:27 PM By:

Teresa and Mike Zwosta and family

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Dear Karen and Conor,
We have all been blessed at knowing the type of man Desmond has always been. All of the nicest comments have been given and I'm positive you already know all of these things. This does not take away the shock and horror of losing him this way. We pray that God's love will enable you to live through this painful tragedy. We love you and are here for you both. May Desmond rest in Jesus' loving arms and may he reach the paradise he has been promised.

Posted at: 12/21/2017 2:48:22 PM By:

Roseann Brady Hutchinson

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So sorry for your loss so suddenly. Prayers for you cousin Desmond. Prayers especially for Karen and Connor. RIP

Posted at: 12/21/2017 2:48:21 PM By:

Roseann Brady Hutchinson

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So sorry for your loss so suddenly. Prayers for you cousin Desmond. Prayers especially for Karen and Connor. RIP

Posted at: 12/21/2017 10:46:41 AM By:

Dorothy Pinkston

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My sincerest condolences on your tragic loss, your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

Posted at: 12/20/2017 11:15:40 PM By:

Artie Palomba

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So sad to hear of Desi's passing, much too soon. He was one of my favorite customers at my comic store Krypton Comics. He would sometimes bring Conor in with him. He was just a little guy back then. He will be missed. may he rest in peace.

Posted at: 12/20/2017 4:43:51 PM By:

Jen & Rich DiCostanzo

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Sending our deepest sympathies to you and Conor, we are truly heartbroken and saddened to hear of the news. Keeping you both in our continued prayers, thoughts and sending you love and strength.
Forever in our hearts-
Jen, Richie, Olivia and Ryan DiCostanzo

Posted at: 12/20/2017 3:31:48 PM By:

Glenn Smith

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Dear Karen and Conor words can't express how shocked and numb I am right now over the loss of my friend since age 6. He was always a friend to everyone and all animals My heart goes out to you.

Posted at: 12/20/2017 1:34:09 PM By:

David Logan

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God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Posted at: 12/20/2017 12:53:04 PM By:

Jim MacEwen

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Dear Karen and Connor, Im filled with shock and tears at Desmond s passing,and my heart goes out to you. But I have to think how lucky I was that he was in my life. He will be greatly missed,But that goes to show you how great a man he was.

Posted at: 12/20/2017 11:15:42 AM By:

Dottie Hawkins

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Dear Karen,and Conor,I am at a loss for words,what a shock!Such a wonderful Man ,husband,and Father.May Desi soul Rest In Peace,Amen.May God grant you the strength to get through this Awful Shocking the coming days.You are both in my Thoughts and Prayers . Love Dottie

Posted at: 12/20/2017 11:07:26 AM By:

Kathy Brandow

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Dear Karen and Conor,

I cannot express the shock and sorrow I feel for you guys; Desmond was such a great, sweet and gentle soul. The memories I have from my childhood of his dry, quiet sense of humor mixed
with Jimmys nuttiness will be cherished!

Posted at: 12/20/2017 9:14:22 AM By:

Jeanine Hansson

Email Address: [email protected]

Dear Karen & Conor, words cannot express the sadness we are feeling right now. Desi was such a wonderful guy, we all loved him and we're all going to miss him a great deal. May he rest in eternal peace. We love you Desi

Gregg, Jeanine, Billy & Nicky

Posted at: 12/20/2017 6:52:28 AM By:

Margaret & Louie Calcaterra

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Karen and Conor.
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Desi. He was a gentle and kind soul with a heart of gold. We hope you get all the support from your family and friends to get through this difficult time. May he rest in the sweetest of peace.

Posted at: 12/19/2017 11:55:43 PM By:

Al and Laura Graziosa

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We are left speechless by this sudden loss. Desmond was one of the nicest guys that we ever met and we were lucky to call him our friend. Our prayers are with Karen and Conor.

Posted at: 12/19/2017 9:33:10 PM By:

Sara Murphy

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Sending prayers and my condolences to Karen and Conor and the rest of the family. What a kind man. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted at: 12/19/2017 8:02:53 PM By:

Debbie Duggan

Email Address: Deb703 @aol.com

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time. You are all in my prayers

Posted at: 12/19/2017 7:54:55 PM By:

Denis P. McGowan

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On behalf of the Officers and Brothers of St. Columcille Division No. 4 and the Richmond County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, we extend our deepest sympathy and most heartfelt condolences to the family of our departed Brother Hibernian, Bro. Desmond P. Gillespie, on his untimely passing.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in eternal peace. Amen.

May Almighty God, Our Mother Mary, and Saint Patrick aid, comfort and give peace of heart and of mind to our Brother's beloved family, Karen and Conor, with the knowledge that their Desmond rests with the angels and the saints in the company of Our Lord Jesus.

With great respect and sympathy,

Brother Denis P. McGowan
Recording Secretary
Richmond County Board
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America