Edward Gilgallon

Obituary of Edward Gilgallon

Edward “Gil” Gilgallon, 78, of Palm Beach Shores, FL passed away on January 29, 2022, unexpectedly during a heart procedure at the side of the love of his life, his wife, Francine. Gil was born on February 8, 1943, to John Joseph and Ruth Gilgallon of Morristown, NJ. He grew up in Madison, NJ with his siblings, John and Ann. After graduating from Bayley-Ellard High School in 1961, he went on to study at Seton Hall University. After graduation, he landed his first job at Arrow Shirt Co. that launched a very successful career in men’s fashion. In the 1980’s, he even launched his own men’s shirt company called the Great Design Co. In 1995, he married his wife, Francine Bambling, and he was a loving stepfather to Danielle. Gil also had four children, Christine, Dave, Scott and Craig from his former marriage. Gil moved to Florida, his Paradise, and was very active in the community of Palm Beach Shores serving as the town Commissioner, Mayan South Condo Board President and local realtor. Gil was an energetic person that personified his positiveness, from advising/mentoring his children to helping anyone in need; he gave his all to everything he did. Gil was also passionate about tennis and horseshoes or any game he played. Gil was kind, patient and humble. He never wanted accolades, only love. Everyone who knew Gil knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. Gil is survived by his wife Francine, stepdaughter, Danielle (her wife, Gretchen), sister, Ann, sister-in law Mary, daughter, Christine (her husband, Michael), sons, Scott and Craig (his wife, Barb) as well as his 10 Grandchildren! He was predeceased by his parents, brother, John, brother-in-law, Richard, former wife, Susan and son, David. Gil was so proud of each of his children and had a special relationship with each one of the kids and grandkids. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be sent to the Mayo Clinic in Florida. (https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC)
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