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ORONO AND BLANCHARD- June Gillis, 85, wife of the late Herbert C. Gillis Sr., died April 24, 2009, at her home in Orono. She was born February 22, 1924, in Volney, NY, daughter of Harold and Eacy (Dunn) Mitchell.

She was involved in town affairs and served as Town Clerk in Blanchard. Her greatest pleasures in life were gardening and cooking for family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Herbert C. Gillis Jr. of NH; 4 daughters, Jean Vanesek and her husband, Ray of NC, Linda Allen of Boothbay Harbor, Cathy Pelkey and her partner, Bradford Steele of Abbot, Debra Inman and her husband, David of Eddington; 6 grandchildren, Lena, Gary, Brian, Diana, Alyssa, and Paula; several great grandchildren, including Jamaica who enjoyed canning with June, several nieces and nephews; twin sister, Jean Smith, and sisters, Mary-Lou Randall and Ann Brokaw, all from New York state.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Friends may call from 1 PM until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Blanchard Cemetery in Blanchard.

Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240.

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