Daniel Gillen

Obituary of Daniel Gillen

Daniel J. Gillen, 78 years of age, a resident of HardwickTownship, NJ, since 1945, having moved from Queens, NY., passed away on May 18, 2018, in Morristown, NJ. He was born in Queens, NY on March 25, 1940 to Martin and Annie (McGowan) Gillen. He was an iron worker for Local #40, New York City, NY. He was a 48 year member of AA. Within that organization his service work was as a mentor in the prison system of New York City, NY. Dan was a prime example of what a long-time sober addict can contribute to society. He was a member of St. Jude Church and a very active member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, two sons, Daniel S., Jason N and wife Jen, a step son Victor L. Lowry, three grandchildren, Logan, Kyla, Nya, 3 sisters, Kathleen Solton, Mona Conway, Nancy Gradin, and a brother James. He was predeceased by a brother, Martin J. Gillen.

Visitation will be held, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ, 07825. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 7 Eisenhower Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Interment at the New Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Jacksonburg Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825.