Mary Jane (Perry) Gill, 87, formerly of Scotia, NY, passed away on August 7, 2023. Born in Keene, NH on June 29, 1936, Mary was the daughter of Herman and Gladys (Gleason) Perry.
Mary grew up on her family farm in Swanzey, NH until the age of 13. She graduated from Keene High School in 1953 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College in 1957. After teaching English in Claremont, NH and Lexington, MA, she switched to teaching home economics and received her Master’s Degree from Simmons College in 1965. In 1967, she married Manmohan Gill and moved to Scotia, NY. She taught home economics at Lynch Middle School in Amsterdam, NY for almost 30 years.
Mary found joy in her family, home, garden, travel, and books. She was known for cooking delicious meals for family gatherings, and her gracious hospitality made everyone feel welcome when they came to visit. Her garden was her pride and joy, and her “green thumb” was the envy of all who knew her. She enjoyed watching the birds who came to visit her backyard feeders. And when not in her garden, Mary traveled extensively around the United States and Europe with her husband Mohan.
She is survived by her daughter Meera Gill, son-in-law Solomon Marini, and granddaughters Zora and Lorelai Marini. Other survivors include her sister, Martha DeLo, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Manmohan Gill and sisters Priscilla Kibler and Sally Campbell.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 16, 2023 at 1:00pm at Badger Funeral Home in Littleton, MA.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
15 Eagle Court Second Floor, P.O. Box 337, Keene, NH 03431.