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Wednesday August 8th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service


Thursday August 9th, 2018

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St. Mary and St. Andrews Church
Thursday August 9th, 2018
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Joseph Thomas Gil

Joseph Thomas Gil, “Big Daddy”, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He was 55 years old. Joe was born on October 15, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY; he was the son of Erma Wilson and the late Louis Gil.

 

Joe is survived by the love of his life, his daughter Alexandra “Turtle” Gil of San Antonio, TX and her partner Andrew Wening; his mother, Erma Wilson; his brothers, Louis Gil and his wife Robin and Thomas Gil; his friend and ex-wife Lisa Padilla-Hansen and her husband Bruce; and his grand dogs Jake and Max.

 

Joe had worked as a cook for NYS OCFS in Red Hook. Previously he had also worked as a cook for Benedictine Hospital and Renaissance House, was a Sous Chef at Mohonk Mountain House and the Big City Tavern in Florida, and had owned Tivoli Restaurant in Greenfield Park. Cooking was a passion of Joe’s. He also enjoyed watching old movies, listening to Frank Sinatra and having a cocktail now and again. Joe loved the Padilla family and they loved him; his friends, and there are many, were more like family than just friends. He made people feel good just being around him. His laugh was contagious and his passion for cooking unsurpassed. Joe was a gentleman in every way, the world is a little less kind, a little less cool and a lot more empty without him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  

Memorial visiting will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 4-7 PM at the H. B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary & St. Andrew’s Church in Ellenville on Thursday at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the charity of your choice.

To send a personal condolence to Joe’s family please visit humistonfuneralhome.com.


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Deepest condolences to the family. Never a dull moment with Joe. He was a good guy with a big laugh and a great story to tell. So many late nights roaming around in search of good fun, good food & drink and good friends to share it with. The mere thought of being around Joe always brings a smile to my face and a laugh to my heart . The world will have an eternal emptiness with him not here to make us laugh, smile and Get that one last drink before last call. Im blessed for having known him, and privileged to have called him friend. Peace be with you. Until we meet again......

Sean Brown Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

Today, Joe took his final bow. He is now looking down at all of us finding all this fuss about himquite amusing... The Rat Pack now has a new member joining them. Joe, they are going to just love you! How could they not. I will miss your entrance to any room, your devotion to your daughter, my niece Alexandra (Turtle), Your singing, joke telling, nick names you call everyone... COOKING! OMG so many memories. Thank you for sharing your life with our family. Sail away dear friend... Until we meet again.

Lillian Padilla-Constant Aug 9 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Gil

Matthew Ries Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

To Aliand Lisa and the Gil Family
My deepest condolences are with you all....
Joe was a brother to me for 30 yrs.and I will miss him everyday until we meet again.
The stories, laughs,drama and everything that came along with the Joe Gil Show was one that will never be forgotten by many. He had a heart of gold and was a true gentleman all around....He broke many hearts toofor various reason but never intentionally as he lovedeveryone that he engaged with both at work orplay!
Our family and friends here in Fla. who knew Joe are also sadden by his passing and wish you all condolences during this difficult time.
RIPBig Daddy as one day we'll run again !

Guy/Karen Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Gil

Lynn Andersen Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Gil

Bonnie berryann Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Gil

Beth (Andersen) Peachl Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

The guy who made the world smile.
RIP. They finally got a real entertainer up there.
My deepest condolences.

Billy Hasbrouck Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Gil

Diana stalter Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

i AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. i WORKED WITH JOE AT BENEDICTINE FOR YEARS. I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. HE WAS A JOKER FOR SURE. MY HAIR CUT IS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL THE DOROTHY HAMILL HAIRCUT (JOE STARTED TO CALL ME HELMET HEAD) BECAUSE THE HAIRCUT COULD LOOK AS THOUGH I HAD A HELMET ON) IT MADE MANY PEOPLE LAUGH. WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL HAVING HEART SURGERY HE SAID IN MY GET WELL CARD HURRY BACK HELMET HEAD BUT IN THE MEAN TIME I,LL TAKE CARE OF OUR SON MATT WHILE YOU ARE AWAY. MATT IS MY SON BUT HE WOULD JOKE THAT MATT WAS HIS ADOPTED SON AS MATT WORKED WITH US AT BENY. THAT IS THE PERSON HE WAS FULL OF LAUGHS AND JOKES AND THAT IS THE JOE I WILL ALWAYS MISS AND REMEMBER. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT THAT MANY PEOPLE LOVED HIM. PRAYING FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. I,M SURE HE IS MAKING A FEAST FOR GOD AND JESUS UP IN HEAVEN. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU.

janet Levinson Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

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