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In loving memory of
Kathleen F. Gilbert
  • August 31, 1946
  • -
  • February 28, 2018

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Kathleen (Kathy) Frances Gilbert went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2018 after being ill for 3 months.  She was born to Frank and Alice Cordeiro on August 31, 1946 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  She graduated from Bishop Stang High School and went on to take business classes at Drakes School of Business.  Kathy married Dennis R. Gilbert on May 4, 1968.  They would together start a family and live in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Selden, New York, Englewood, Colorado and finally The Villages, FL.  She was an active leader in her churches including the secretary for the church in New Bedford.  Kathy enjoyed cooking and traveling and was active in Tres Dias International on Long Island, MA and Colorado.  She also loved billiards and played in Nationals two times.  In Colorado she worked for the IRS as a secretary and would go on to retire in 2013.  Kathy also worked in various bank positions. Kathy leaves behind her loving husband Dennis of 50 years; daughters, Ellen Gilbert of New York, Karen (Bryan) Pennell of Erwin, North Carolina; two grandsons, Allen of Rochester Hills, MI and Kenny of Reaford, NC and granddaughter Kristine of Erwin, North Carolina.  She always loved her Palm Trees and every vacation had to have palm trees or it was not allowed.  This is why she made her last stop Florida.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162 at 1 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to The American Cancer Society.


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  1. 04 Mar 2018
    Glady W. Pennekk says:
    With love and prayers for Kathy's family. May the love of God comfort them and give them peace.
    Glady Pennell

  2. 02 Mar 2018
    Pat Mazzone says:
    Our heartfelt condolences to Ellen and the Gilbert family.
    Love,
    Mazzone Family

  3. 02 Mar 2018
    Dan & Joy Straley says:
    Our hearts are with you and our prayers are going up for you all. We understand your pain and know our Father, who understands even more, will hold you close.

  4. 02 Mar 2018
    Dan & Joy Straley lit a candle:
    Lit since March 2, 2018 at 3:10:00 AM

  5. 01 Mar 2018
    Steve and Karen Ryan lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:39:06 PM

  6. 01 Mar 2018
    Brad and Yvonne Jamieson says:
    Our deepest sympathy to Dennis and the family. We are so very saddened to learn of Kathy's passing. Praying for your comfort and Peace.

  7. 01 Mar 2018
    Brad and Yvonne Jamieson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:07:38 PM

  8. 01 Mar 2018
    Susan busch says:
    Karen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Susan Busch

  9. 01 Mar 2018
    Lydia & Rick Ricardo says:
    Dennis & Family. Our Deepest Condolences on Kathy's passing. Prayers your way for God's Peace & Comfort.
    We fondly remember the cruise shared with both of you, Yvonne & Brad. Her captivating smile and laughter will now radiate in her Heavenly Home. Rest in Eternal Peace, Kathy.
    Lydia & Rick Ricardo

  10. 01 Mar 2018
    Nikki johnson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:27:14 PM

  11. 01 Mar 2018
    Lydia & Rick Ricardo lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:24:22 PM

  12. 01 Mar 2018
    Linda Germanson says:
    To Kathy's family, I am truly sorry for your lost. I really liked her and she was so warm and friendly. May she rest in peace.
    Love, Linda

  13. 01 Mar 2018
    Linda Germanson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:16:54 PM

  14. 01 Mar 2018
    Patricia Porter says:
    Karen I'm so sorry for your loss of your mother you are in our thoughts and prayers

  15. 01 Mar 2018
    Phil Blighton says:
    Rest In Peace Kathy

  16. 01 Mar 2018
    The Tyndalls lit a candle:
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:12:01 PM

  17. 01 Mar 2018
    The Tyndalls says:
    Karen We send our thoughts and prayers to u and your family. From Tammy Mariah Eddie and Kinsley

  18. 01 Mar 2018
    Wendy says:
    Dennis and family, our deepest sympathy to all of you. Kathy was a very special lady and will always told a special place in my heart.

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