Paul S. Gillson

Gillson, Paul S., 83, retired owner of Mt. Pleasant Hardware in Providence died Monday, May 16, 2016 peacefully at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Elman) Gillson. Born in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Morris and Henrietta (Goldman) Gillson, he was a graduate of Boston University. Paul and his late wife were former members of Valley CC, West Warwick and East Point CC, Palm Beach Gardens. In addition to golf Paul enjoyed skiing, flying small planes and motorcycles.  In his retirement he enjoyed reading and his cherished companion, his dog Lily.  Devoted father of Marc Gillson and his wife, Antoinette Gomes, of Cranston, Erica Rossman and her husband, Dr. Richard Rossman, of Sharon, MA, and Lisa Rubinstein and her husband, David, of Newton, MA.  Dear brother of George Gillson of Brooklyn, NY, Bryna Hellmann of Amsterdam, and Jan Bentley of London.  Loving grandfather of Marshall, Geoffrey, Dana, Jessica, Corey, Rachel, and Sydney.  Cherished great grandfather of Marcus.  Graveside services will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Maxine Goldin
    May 21, 2016

    I was so sorry to read about Paul’s death. I have very fond memories of your parents..
    It is difficult when your last parent dies. My thoughts are with you.

    Maxine Goldin

    PS. I was in touch with Trudy Kramer today and let her know.

  2. the Salvadore Family
    May 21, 2016

    We share the loss of the entire Gillson family and send our thoughts and prayers to Marc Erica and Lisa and the entire extended family.

    Michael, Tracey, Natalia & Jacqueline Salvadore
    Narragansett RI

  3. Dana Gillson
    May 22, 2016

    Wish I could be there today with my family.
    I love you papa and I hope I can make you proud this summer!

  4. Mikki
    May 22, 2016

    My sincere condolences to the Gillson family for the lost of Paul. Please take comfort in God’s Word at this time. Psalms 37:10,11,29

  5. Lele Rosario Osborne
    May 23, 2016

    Marc & Toni and Gillson family, sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul when my mother Caroline was a patient at Elmhurst; very nice man.

  6. Geoffrey
    May 23, 2016

    My dear grandfather we miss you and love you forever. Thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers.

    Ecclesiastes 7: 1-2
    Isaiah 57: 1-2

  7. Judie Wilkins
    May 23, 2016

    Paul, it is hard to believe you’re gone. Although you’re not here physically, you’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Wednesday’s and Sunday mornings won’t be the same without our dinners and breakfasts with Crackers and Lily.
    We. never had the chance to say goodbye. What I would do to hear one more joke. RIP dear friend

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