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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Lydia & Rick Ricardo says:
    01 Mar 2018
    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. Nikki johnson lit a candle:
    01 Mar 2018
    Lit since March 1, 2018 at 3:27:14 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Wendy says:
    01 Mar 2018
    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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