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Ann (Nancy) E. Gillespie

01/08/1951 - 05/12/2023


Obituary For Ann (Nancy) E. Gillespie

Ann (Nancy) E. Gillespie, 72, of Absecon, New Jersey, peacefully passed away May 12, 2023, following many years of health issues. Born in 1951 in Philadelphia, she was raised in Margate, and eventually moved to Absecon.

Nancy graduated Holy Spirit High School in 1969 and went on to do various careers including being a hairdresser and avid crafter.

Gardening, planting flowers, happily spending time with her grandchildren, and cruising around the Caribbean was how she enjoyed spending her free time.

Nancy is predeceased by her parents, Virginia and Frank McGrath, as well as her brothers, Michael and Frankie McGrath, sisters, Joanne Adams and Barbara Sturgis. Nancy is survived by her husband, Stephen Gillespie, her son Jamie (Karen), and her daughter Melanie (Rob). Also survived by her brother, Edward McGrath (Dianna) and sister, Winnie Adams, Nancy's grandchildren, Gavin, Ella, Gabriel, Blake, and many special cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be 9:00AM to 10:45AM with a mass to follow at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Atlantic County. Online condolences may be placed at www.parselsfh.com.


18 May

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09:00 AM - 10:45 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
18 May

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
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  • 05/18/2023

    Heartfelt condolences from Anthony and Stephanie Guerrera. Wishing your family peace during this difficult time. Nancy was an incredibly kind and caring woman and we have missed seeing her.

  • 05/15/2023

    Haven't seen Nancy in years, however, I have so many happy memories growing up and spending family time together. Easter was always at the Margate house until uncle Frank and Aunt Jean passed. Great fun at Uncle Joe and Aunt Marcy's house in Philly around Christmas. So sad to hear this news. Prayers for Steve and children and Winnie and Butch. Wish we were able to attend Nancy's celebration of life but living so far away, and caring for our 102 year old mom makes it impossible. Love and hugs.😪🎚️🙏 Cousin Debbie (Smith).

  • 05/14/2023

    Nancy was my first friend in 1st grade at BSS. She was so smiley and bubbly that you couldn't help but like her. We remained friends through HS and we shared my laughs and danced quite a lot at her house on Benson Ave. she was a great gal ♥️

  • 05/14/2023

    I'll never forget the time she permed my dads hair on Minnetonka Ave. And that was like 40 plus years ago. My prayers are with you all

  • 05/14/2023

    Nancy was the first person to reach out to me when I moved to Margate in 4th grade. We were good friends through the rest of elementary school but sort of fell into different crowds in high school. Sadly we had not been in touch since then. My condolences to all her family and friends.

  • 05/14/2023

    So sorry 😢, she was a nice lady. Had great memories! Fun times in Absecon Deepest sympathy. Fran Ballak Sr.

  • 05/14/2023


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