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Maxwell GillespieDecember 23, 1995 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 21)
Maxwell Patrick Gillespie, age 21, died at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Thursday, June 8, 2017, as a result of complications of Type I Diabetes.
Max was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on December 23, 1995, son to Patrick Brian Gillespie and Jody (Forbes). He was raised in Lyndonville and graduated from Lyndon Institute. He loved sports, especially baseball, basketball and football, with his favorites being the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. Max also had a passion for photography, was very outgoing and liked spending time in the sugar woods with his grandfather, Dan. Maxwell had a gift of writing and was effortlessly eloquent in his prose. He had a huge heart full of love and loved to laugh. In January of this year he joined Teen Challenge in Johnson, VT.
Max is survived by his mother: Jody & Todd Fenoff of Lyndonville, his father: Patrick Gillespie & Dianne Lambert of St. Johnsbury and Stacey Gillespie of Lancaster, NH, Grandparents: Karen Bean Cunningham of Yuma, AZ, Daniel and Judith Gillespie of Lyndonville, John & Alberta Charron of Danville, VT, siblings: Mitchell A Forbes & Jennifer Bourn of Knoxville, TN, Felicia & Taylor Wilkins and son, Chase, of Hartland, VT, Cody J. Gillespie, Amber M. Gillespie, Justin M. Gillespie all of Lancaster, Katelyn Lambert and Kyle Lambert of St. Johnsbury, Aunt: Marci & Ryan Simpson, uncles: Jared Forbes, Jonathan & Tiana Gillespie and many cousins and friends.
Friends may call on the family from 5-7PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer Street in St. Johnsbury. A celebration of Max’s life will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, June 14th at the United Community Church, formerly the North Congregational Church, on Main Street in St. Johnsbury.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Teen Challenge of New England, 1296 Collins Hill Road, Johnson, VT, 05656.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com.