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Patricia "Trisha" McGillis
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Trisha's memory may be sent to the
  • Tom Coughlin Jay Fund
    PO Box 50798
    Jacksonville, FL 32240

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BROCKTON——Patricia A. "Trisha" McGillis, 86, of Brockton, formerly of Bridgewater and Middleboro, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at home under the care of her family.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late John J. and Viola M. (Yarrigle) McGillis, she was raised in Brockton and was a 1949 graduate of Brockton High School. She continued her education at Mass Memorial School of Nursing in Boston earning a degree as a registered nurse.

Trisha began her nursing career at Mass Memorial Hospital. Later, she was employed for Dr. Weisner of Brockton for many years. After, she took a position with the former Goddard Hospital and later transferred to the former Cardinal Cushing Hospital of Brockton.

Trisha was dedicated to the nursing profession and also specialized in home health care as well. She was a member of the Massachusetts Nursing Association and was awarded Nurse of the Year at Cardinal Cushing Hospital.

Trisha enjoyed gardening and was a talented cook who loved dogs.

Trisha is survived by her siblings, Jean L. Noone and her husband Edward Sr. of Brockton and John J. "Jack" McGillis and his wife Patricia "Sis" of Brockton; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was also the aunt of the late James Noone and Jay McGillis.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in Trisha's memory may be sent to Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, PO Box 50798, Jacksonville, FL. 32240 or For directions or condolences visit