Christine F. Gillin

  • Born: December 30, 1947
  • Died: December 4, 2017
  • Location: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Christine by adding your memories and photos.

Christine F. Gillin, age 69, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 4, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Gillin (nee McFadden). Loving mother of Christine M. Mathis Bennett (Andrew) and Timothy C. Mathis. Dear sister of Virginia Bryson, Joseph Gillin, Fran Gillin, Harry Gillin, Michael Gillin and the late Bunny Broderick. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:00-7:00 PM The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to her Funeral Mass Monday, December 11, 2017 11:30 AM St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Christine's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I have such great memories of Chris and I laughing while we worked. What a wonderful influence for me. Rest in paradise. May fond memories of her laugh lift the family in this difficult time.

Posted by Sue Hawkins - PA - Coworker   January 06, 2018

Tim and Chris, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Deepest sympathies to you and your families

Posted by Peggie C    December 08, 2017

My sincerest condolences to Chrisy and Timmy. Chris was a warm and wonderful person who will be truly missed. I can't help but think of the last lines of one of her favorite Irish poems...And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Posted by Sandy Hand - Royersford, PA   December 07, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of Chris's passing. She and I worked together at Reliance for many years and she was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed.

My sincere condolences to her family.

Posted by Fran Brooks - Morton, PA   December 07, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I worked with her at Reliance and she was always a bright spot in my day. She had a great laugh and a wonderful wit. I am so sorry for all she has been through over the past several years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Ruth Keech Hopkins - Dresher, PA - Coworker   December 07, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I worked with Chris at Reliance and she was a such a good lady. May memories of her love and laughter comfort you and know that she will always be in your hearts. My deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Laura Selnek - Cinnaminson, NJ - Coworker   December 07, 2017

Chrissy, Timmy, and Andrew
We are so sorry for your loss. It is one of the hardest things in life to lose your mom. God bless her and you. Remember, we are here for you. We will
miss her. We love you, Chris.

Harry and Sue

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2017


I am so sorry for your loss, Christine. My heart breaks for you and your family. May God give you the strength and guidance to get through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Sandy Rounds - Baltimore, MD - Coworker   December 07, 2017

Chrissy and Timmy, I am so sorry for your loss. You were both very fortunate to have her as a Mom. I met Chris when I was 19, she was a mentor to me at that age. This is a huge loss in my life She was an incredible woman and friend. I loved her realistic approach to everything in life. I never felt judged by her as she watched me go through life. I'm going to miss her wisdom and humor and most of all her friendship. The world is just not going to be the same. She always said "I love you Annie" when we were parting from our time together - - I'm not big on saying that, but in this case, it's my turn to say I Love You Chris - - until we meet again.

Posted by Annie Bryce - Burlington, NJ - Friend   December 06, 2017


So sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I worked with her at Reliance. She was a fun person to be with. My condolences to her entire family.

Posted by Diane Kavchok - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   December 06, 2017


Christine I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. My prayers are for you at this very difficult time.
Mary J.(Nexterus)

Posted by Mary Janak - MD - Acquaintance   December 06, 2017

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