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Philip J. Gilbride
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Philip's memory may be sent to
  • Holy Cross Church
    225 Purchase Street
    Easton, MA 02375

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“Dear Auntie Pauline & Gilbride cousins in Easton, USA. I express my deepest sympathy to you in the passing if Uncle Philip. I have fond memories of...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Pauline Gilmore (nee Gilbride)

“Memories of a kind and generous man.Our thoughts are with you x ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Carole, Gemma and Greg Gilbride

“To Pauline and familyI was so sad to hear about uncle Philip passing. I have the greatest memories of him coming to Ireland when I was a little girl....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: colette farrell - new zealand

“To Pauline and familyI was very sad to hear the news of Phillips passing. I have nothing but fond memories of him as a very kind man, with a good...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Danny Callaghan - England

“My deepest condolences to all my Family and Friends - Especially my lovely Aunt Pauline. I love Uncle Philip so dearly and will always remember my...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Phil Gilbride - Singapore

“Sincere Sympathy to Pauline and the Gilbride Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all RIP Philip.Gary & Karen Gilbride ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Gilbride - Ireland

“Pauline and family - I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband and father. My deepest sympathy to all.Gail Walsh + ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Gail Walsh - Hull, MA

“From the Heger Family to the Gilbride Family, our condolences.God bless. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Love & miss you ..... ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: - family

“Deapest sympathy to Pauline and Family from Patrick and Carmel Gilbride. God bless Philip, rest in Peace. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Patrick and Carmel Gilbride

“Jacqueline, Cheryl and Pauline, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Tull Family

“My thoughts and prays for the entire family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Patty Russo-Sheerin

“God Bless our Irish cousin. My Grandmother was Anne Gilbride also from County Fermanagh, Ireland. She came to Americia with her two sisters, Maggie...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Margaret Reardon Jahnke - PA

“Philip will be sadly missed by us all. Wonderful memories of a great brother. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Rosaleen Farrell - Family

“I love you and miss you Papa! ❤ ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jacqueline

“My sympathies to Pauline and family. Rest in Peace Philip. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Rory Gilbride - Family

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EASTON——-Philip J. Gilbride, 80, of Easton, formerly of Dorchester, entered into eternal rest on Saturday morning at home surrounded by his loving family. He is the loving husband of Pauline (Canisius) Gilbride for 56 years.

Born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of the late Philip J. and Nora (McGovern) Gilbride, he was raised and educated in Ireland.

Philip came to the US at the age of 20 and began his working career in the labor and construction industry and was a member of the Local 223 of Boston. He also worked as the custodian of St. Augustine's School in South Boston and later became a custodian at the Easton Junior High School for numerous years.

A 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 of Easton he was a communicant of the Holy Cross Church. Philip was a devoted family man, enjoyed family camping trips and family gatherings. He spent many hours puttering on various projects around the house, enjoyed furniture refinishing and spending time outdoors on his tractor tending to his lawn & garden. He would travel to Ireland every couple of years to visit family and friends, and especially loved St. Patrick's Day.

Philip was a resident of Dorchester for 31 years before moving to Easton in 1992.

In addition to his wife Pauline, he is the cherished dad of Kevin Gilbride and his wife Christine of Marshfield, Karen Gilbride-Raynard and her husband Thomas of Easton, Philip J. Gilbride III and his wife Frances of Braintree, John J. Gilbride and his wife Debra of Sharon, Cheryl Gilbride of Easton and Dawn Philbrook and her husband Harry of Westboro; his siblings, Ann Homan of Bourne, Patrick Gilbride of Ireland, Rosalyn Farrell of Ireland, Carmel Darcy of Ireland. Proud grandfather of Emily, Jeremy, Philip IV, Colin, Meg, Jack, Theresa, and Jacqueline Gilbride, Zachary Raynard, Bridget and Ashley Langis and Harrison, Andrew, and Patrick Philbrook; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late James Gilbride, Patricia MacRae and Hubert Gilbride.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Philip's memory may be sent to Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, MA. 02375. For directions or condolences visit