Ellen M. Gilbert

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Ellen M. Gilbert

December 18, 1937 - October 09, 2018

Ellen M. Gilbert Wolfeboro, NH - Ellen Marie Gilbert (nee Cash) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The daughter of Thomas and Gertrude Cash (deceased), she grew up in Newton and Jamaica Plain, Mass. The wife of the late Kenneth J Gilbert Jr, they moved to Gloucester, when Ken took a job at Gorton’s of Gloucester. She and her husband were both active with the Catholic Church wherever they lived, including East Gloucester, Mass., Magnolia, Mass., Kingston, N.H., and Rochester, NH.
She began her career at New England Telephone where she worked with Charlotte McClure. Charlotte introduced Ellen to her nephew, Ken. Over the years she was employed as an administrative professional at a number of companies; United Fruit Company, Gorton’s, Metcalf & Eddy, Rule Industries, and eventually retired from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association. She was intellectually curious and an avid reader which inspired her children to investigate both history and science.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret (Peg) Leonard (nee Cash) of Richmond, Va.; her brother-in-law and his wife, Kevin and Kathy Gilbert of Harrison, Maine, and her children, Kenneth J. Gilbert III and Kathleen of Alton Bay, NH, Lisa (Gilbert) Primm and Michael of Austin, Texas, Sharon (Shazza) Gilbert of Malden, Mass., and Suzanne Gilbert Lee and Kevin of Rockport. She is also survived by grandchildren: Kenneth and Kaiden Gilbert of Alton Bay, N.H, Samantha and Sean Primm of Austin, TX, and Nora Lee of Rockport.
Visiting hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the H. J. Grondin & Son, Inc, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH, 03867. Funeral Service will be at the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 189 North Main Street, Rochester, NH, 03867, at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018 with burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans’ Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy in Boscawen, NH, 03303.
Published on October 11, 2018
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