Mary T. Gilliland

October 14, 1927 - May 23, 2012

Age 84, of Church St., Portageville, died May 23, 2012 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

She was born October 14, 1927 in Warsaw, daughter of the late Dominic and Jennie DiAngelo. Mary was employed as a nurse for many years for the Wyoming County Department of Health and then she worked for many years at the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. She was a kind and generous person, always ready to help a neighbor or friend in need. She was devoted to her family.

Mary was a long time member of the Genesee Falls Town Council and served for many years as the president of the Wyoming County Board of Health. She was a long time member of the board of directors of the Castile Community Medical Center and was instrumental in its’ formation. Mary was an active member of the former Church of the Assumption in Portageville where she served as a trustee and secretary/treasurer of the parish council, secretary/ treasurer of the Altar & Rosary Society and as a Eucharistic minister.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne I. Gilliland who died in 1982.

Surviving are her daughters, Theresa and Patricia; her granddaughter, Jenna Murtha; her cousin and dear friend and his family, Al (Brenda) Milillo of Castile, Angie Proper, Pam Milillo, John (Crista) Milillo, Kim and Kelly Proper; her sister-in-law, Kathryn DiAngelo of Geneseo; her nieces and nephews, Peter DiAngelo, Michael DiAngelo, Jennie Flint, Mary Gelser, Joe DiAngelo; several great nieces and nephews and many friends. She was the sister of the late Joe, Angelo and Francis “Pete” DiAngelo.

Friends may call Sunday 1 – 3 & 6 - 8 at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile with vigil prayers at the conclusion of visitation. Private interment service will be held in Assumption Cemetery, Portageville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or Wyoming County Office for the Aging, 8 Perry Ave., Warsaw, NY 14569. Online condolences at

Important Dates

May 27, 2012 : Calling hours for Mary T. Gilliland - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

May 27, 2012 : Calling hours for Mary T. Gilliland - 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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Jun 3.12 from Peter DiAngelo:
Pat, Theresa & Jenna: I am grieving the loss of my aunt Mary. I will miss her smile and her unforgettable laugh. She was a giving soul. She seemed to always be taking care of someone in town, or calling on someone to see how they were doing. When ever we stopped by to see her, she always made us feel welcome. She will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

May 28.12 from Candice Baetzold:
Remember as my RN at Eastside Nursing Home when I was a certified nurses aide 1987-04

May 28.12 from Jud Spencer:
Pat, Theresa, & Jenna - from our family to yours, we express our condolences to the loss of your mother/grandmother. She was a beautiful spirit and was always a friendly soul to our family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

(grandson - Rev Andrew and Esther Podlesney)

May 27.12 from Gail M, Hodgdon:
Thinking of you all with the loss of Mary who is a grant and wonderful person. I thank God for the pleasure of knowing and working with her at times. God Bless You All.

May 26.12 from Jean ( Lowden ) Sullivan:
Theresa, Patricia and Jenna: I am sorry to hear Mary passed away. Our families have been friends for many years, there are so many memories of the good times we shared. The DI and the Nurse are together again, imagine that reunion! Keep her close to your hearts and she will be with you forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jean and Mike

May 26.12 from Dee Neeley:
Pat and Jenna,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandma. I know that she meant so much to both of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.