Selma Gill, 83

July 7, 2023

Selma A. (Thileen) Gill, 83, a longtime Concord resident, died at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on July 5, 2023.  She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Frank B. Gill.

She was born on May 26, 1940 to her late parents, Ralph and Lois (Samuels) Thileen. Growing up in Concord, she graduated with the class of 1958 from Concord High School.  She worked as a Receptionist for the Grayson-Stadler Company, before taking a job at Harvard Trust Branch in Concord. After the couple started their family, her primary focus was devoted to raising their children. Later, she became a dedicated Crossing Guard for the Concord Police Department, and was employed at several area medical offices.

Selma will be remembered as a lovable person with a kind and gentle soul. She could always be counted on for wise guidance, often paired with one of her familiar short phrases, which served as an incredible support system for family and friends.  Her fabulous sense of humor was a hallmark and endeared her to many. She never lost the ability to make others smile.  She and Frank enjoyed their travels, spending nearly fifty days at sea on collective cruises. They spent the summer months at their beloved family property on Squam Lake.  She lived for her grandchildren, who affectionately know her as Nana. Selma leaves a lasting legacy of love through her family, all of whom she was very proud.

In addition to her husband and soul mate, Frank, she will be forever missed by her son, Glenn Gill of Leominster, her daughter, Christine Shaw and her husband Greg of Stow, her grandchildren, Gianna Gill, Morgan, Madi, Michael, Greg Jr. and Taylor Shaw, her sister, Marion Crocker of Maynard, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center on Tuesday, July 11th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 12th at 11 am in the Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. Burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Selma’s memory may be made to the COPD Foundation (

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  To share a remembrance or to offer a condolence in Selma’s online guestbook, please visit