Rita McKinnon Gillespie

Rita T. (Laffan) McKinnon Gillespie of Dorchester, formerly of South Boston, went home peacefully to God on October 28, at the age of 93.

Rita was a graduate of South Boston High School Class of 1943. Rita worked for 30 years as a secretary in the Boston Public Schools.

Beloved wife to her first love, the late Francis T. McKinnon. Lucky to have found love again with the late James Gillespie.

Devoted mother of Jane Cavaleri of Dorchester, Francis McKinnon and his wife Doris of Weymouth and the late Paul McKinnon, Judith Finn and her husband Paul.   

Adored Nana of Kristen Finn and Jessica McNally and her husband Steve all of Duxbury. Kaitlyn Cavaleri and Lauren Cavaleri both of Dorchester, Paul-Michael McKinnon and Thomas Fenton both of Weymouth. Dear sister of the late Ann McCabe-Scott, Helen Callahan, Daniel Laffan, Mary McIntyre and Geraldine O’Donovan. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Ann’s Church, Neponset, Monday, November 4, at 10 o’clock. Visitation 9-10 am at the church. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Castle Island Association, P.O. Box 342, South Boston, MA 02127, which Rita was a long time member of.