Janice A. Gillis

DATELINE: Cranston

Gillis, Janice A., 72, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at RI Hospital. Born in Quincy, MA, a daughter of the late Irving and Sophie (Marentz) Ucran, she had lived in Cranston, previously living in Warwick.  Janice was active in Friends of the Warwick Library and a supporter of Camp JORI.  Devoted mother of Joseph Gillis, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Bridgewater, MA and Julie Gillis Butziger of Warwick.  Dear sister of Lois Silverman Yashar and her husband, Dr. James Yashar, of Palm Beach, FL and the late Stephen Ucran.  Loving grandmother of Kerrin and Matthew.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in PRIEST CHAPEL in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Camp JORI, P.O. Box 5299, Wakefield, RI 02879.  Shiva will be observed at the Chabad Chai Center, 3871 Post Rd., Warwick, immediately following the interment.


  1. Cleta Simonin
    Sep 22, 2015

    Julie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Louie & Ann Ricci
    Sep 22, 2015

    Dear Julie & Family: I am so sorry to read this. You are in our thoughts and do think of you often. Take care…Lou & Ann

  3. Mr. & Mrs. Marc Brayton
    Sep 22, 2015

    Julie, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. Please accept our condolences as you go through this very difficult time.

    Marc & Michelle

  4. Robbin Page
    Sep 23, 2015

    I met Jan through a Yopd online support group. We became very close and loved to talk football

  5. Pam Wood
    Sep 23, 2015

    So sorry to hear this news, my sincere condolences.

  6. Linda Lemay
    Sep 23, 2015

    Although I am only a “Facebook friend” I grew to enjoy conversations with sweet Jan. She was strong throughout this horrible disease. She helped others when they were down. She spread awareness. She will be missed from our community.god grant her eternal rest. May she soar with the angels.

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    Sep 23, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy; we are so very sorry to hear the news.

    • Barbara (Goltz) Sheer
      Sep 23, 2015

      Our deepest sympathy; we are so very sorry to hear the news.

      Arthur and Barbara (Goltz) Sheer

  8. Bonnie Llewellyn
    Sep 23, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you soar with the Angels. Your battle is over and you are at peace. Prayers of comfort and strength to your family and friends to help them through the difficult days ahead.

  9. Susan Johnson
    Sep 23, 2015

    Julie and the Gillis family my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your Mother.

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