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Gordon Milton Giller 1927-2022

Gordon Milton Giller, 95, of Vernon Ct, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2022, of natural causes. Gordon was born on February 16, 1927, to Thure and Sarah Giller both immigrants from Stockholm, Sweden. Gordon is a veteran of the Korean War and served as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force and Air National Guard.


The youngest of five children born in Worcester, Mass Gordon spent much of his youth in Rochester, New York, in his late teens he moved to East Hartford, CT. where he met his wife, Joan Virginia Denney.


The family moved to South Windsor in 1956 to a new home on Parkview Drive, where Gordon and Joan raised their five children. He enjoyed developing his property into an oasis of flower and vegetable gardens. He planted many varieties of fruit trees around the property and was always in the yard planting or watering.


Besides his passion for being in the dirt Gordon had many other hobbies and interests including hunting, fishing, bowling, stamp collecting, and woodworking. He was also an assistant troop leader for the Boy Scouts and loved his vintage 1955 Studebaker President.

Gordons first job was at Sigourney Tool in Hartford where he learned many skills as a draftsman and tool maker. Through hard work and determination Gordon became a member of the Standards Engineers Society in 1962. He was a respected employee at Veeder Root and later at Chandler Evans and established many systems for both companies.


Gordon has been a devoted and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Stafford Spring, CT. for many years. His faith and commitment to the Lord and the church community was one of the most important parts of his life besides his family. He established many close relationships with many members in the church whom he considered his brothers and sisters.


Gordon enjoyed and never turned down an invitation to be with any member of his family including birthdays, holidays, and summer Cape Cod vacations. Give him a date and time and for sure he would be there with a big smile and kind words for all. He always said grace before dinner at all the holidays, and his messages were always heartfelt and giving of all praise and glory to the Lord.


We would like to thank Bernadette, his CNA who assisted him in his home for the past two years until his transfer to the assisted living community in February. He really enjoyed and looked forward to her daily companionship. His last home was at the assisted living community; The Residence at Ferry Park in Rocky Hill, CT.. He loved his apartment and all the staff that assisted him. We would like to thank his caregivers who took care of him over the past five months for their great care and for making him feel important each day.


Gordon was predeceased by his former wife Joan Virginia Giller and his son Russell Scott Giller. He is survived by son Michael and his wife Nancy, son Daniel and his wife Susan, son David and his wife Deirdre, daughter Julie Murphy and her husband Kevin. Gordon was blessed with six grandchildren; Holly, Shannon, Daniel, Chelsea, Kienan, and Braedon and six great grandchildren; Michael, Caiden, Cameron, Hunter, Skylar, and Greyson.


His memorial service will be August 27, 2022, at 10:00am at the First United Methodist Church, 8 Church Street, Stafford Springs, CT. Burial will follow in West Somers Cemetery in Somers, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church 8 Church Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. To leave a condolence or memory online please visit: www.abbeycremation.com.


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