Doris Gillin

Doris Gillin

Doris “Dee” Louise Gillin, 83 of Carolina Shores, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday October 22, 2019


Mrs.  Gillin was born on Jun 3, 1936 in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York, daughter of Hugo Ulbrich and Genivieve Ulbrich.  Her mother died of pneumonia when she was 2 years old and her mother’s sister, Helen, married Hugo and raised Dee along with her two other children.


Doris married Ed in September of 1962 and became a homemaker.  They lived in Brooklyn, New York for the first three years of their marriage and then moved to the Village of Bellerose, Long Island, New York where they lived and raised a family for over 25 years.  Doris and Ed were very community minded and participated in many events with The Bellerose Volunteer Fire Department, The Bellerose Women’s Club and the Community Civic Association.  She also took great interest in her children’s schooling and participated in many PTA events baking and fund raising for the schools.


She had an active social life and was an avid, award winning bowler through the 1970’s.  After bowling, she transferred her passion to Tennis in the 1980’s.  Through the 80’s she was a multiyear inter-boro New York City champion in women’s doubles and mixed doubles.  In 1992 she became a resident of Carolina Shores with her husband, Edward Robert Gillin, (deceased 2008).  Her enthusiasm for sport and competition were once again ignited by Golf.  As an active participant in various leagues she developed long standing relationship and sense of community.  In effort to give back to this community she did volunteer work as a literacy tutor and was an active supporter of UNICEF. 


Surviving are her daughter and two sons, Deborah Boss and husband, Shaun, of San Diego CA and her sons Robert Gillin and wife, Maria of Barnegat, NJ and Michael Gillin and wife, Donna of Charlotte, NC and 6 grandchildren, Jennifer, Briana, Alyssa, Jack, Katherine and Victoria


A Celebration of Life will be at the Carolina Shores POA on Sunday November 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to:  Mathews Helping Hand, 608 Smokey Hollow Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173.




Online condolences can be made at

Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte




Doris Gillin
Carolina Shores
Brooklyn, NY
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