Elinore O’Shea Gillard

Elinore O’Shea Gillard - Rochester Cremation

Richmond, VA- Formerly of Elba, NY: Passed away on October 24, 2019 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband John W. Gillard, Sister Anne and granddaughter Jordyn Mary. Born in LeRoy, Elin was the daughter of the late Sydney D. O’Shea and Catherine M. O’Shea. She is survived by her children John (Sara) Gillard, Jason (Cindy) Gillard, Catherine (Mark) Torrey, Cydney (Pat) Bonafede and Matthew Gillard. Siblings Daniel (Bonnie) O’Shea and Molly (Doug) Gifford, 15 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Elin was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time near water whenever she could.

At Elin’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Elin’s memory to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

9 Condolences

  1. Marty & Amy Stucko on October 26, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Aunt Elin will be remembered with love. She was independent and spoke her mind -will always admire her for that. She is finally with Uncle John again. Our love and sympathy to the Gillard’s, Torrey’s and Bonafede’s ❤️

  2. 'Patsy' Feneran Navas on October 27, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Many years ago my family were neighbors to the O’Sheas in LeRoy. I remember Elinor fondly. My condolences to all the extended family and particularly to Molly and Dan.

  3. Carol Francis Rowcliffe on October 27, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about Elin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    She and John and their children were part of the West Avenue family.

  4. Jim Alrutz on October 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Sorry to read this Dan. My sister Mary remained in touch until she died last year, too. It’s 70 years since I saw her last at our house on Union street. I am still able to swim, but I miss The Pond. I’ll light a candle at Mass. Jim Alrutz

  5. BMP America Family on October 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with the your families in this difficult time. Please know that we reach out to all of you with our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  6. Robin Scrivens on November 2, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Molly so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  7. Sandy Lorusso on November 2, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Oh Dan, Molly, Bonnie , Doug and all the Family.,

    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your Sister and all of you in my prayers.

  8. Wendy on November 3, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Molly l am so sorry for your loss. Wendy

  9. Barbara Seyez on June 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I just heard of Elin’s passing. Pete and I found her to be quite a character and we loved her! We sold our home in Pine Ridge a couple of months after she passed so it was a blessing that she was with family at the end.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the family. She lived in Naples for over 25 years and spoke so warm and loving of her children and grandchildren.

    Barbara and Peter Seyez
    Naples, FL

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