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Joanne Gillis

June 2, 1966 — April 5, 2021

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Joanne M. Gillis of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly at home on April 5, 2021 at the young age of 54.

Joanne was born June 2, 1966 and was raised in Franklin, Massachusetts with a strong New England pride.

She was the daughter of Mary Silve, her beloved mother, and the late Joseph Silve.

Joanne worked at Acme in the deli department for over 15 years. She enjoyed music, the outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Joanne is survived by her daughter Casey and her two granddaughters, Isabella and Lucia, who were her pride and joy. She is also survived by her former husband David Gillis with whom she was still very close, her older siblings, brother Jerry Silve, sister Donna Silve, and her longtime companion Peter Surdo.

She was predeceased by her daughter Lauren Gillis whom she missed terribly.

Joanne will be deeply missed by her loved ones and her memory will be cherished forever.

Services to be held in coming weeks.  Contributions in her memory may be made to her memorial fund at .  Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 484-734-8100/1-800-FUNERAL.  Condolences at

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