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Dennis Gilbert

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TROY, N.Y. -- Dennis W. Gilbert, 60, of Third Ave., Lansingburgh, died New Year’s evening at Rosewood Gardens, East Greenbush, after a brief illness.

Born in Troy, Nov. 1, 1947, son of the late Joseph and Laurel Doyle Gilbert. Dennis was married Sept. 3, 1983, to his wife Margaret Predel. A master journeyman carpenter all his adult life, Dennis was self-employed and also worked for several construction firms over the years. He did new construction, rehabs and anything and everything. In addition, Dennis was a maintenance specialist for Samaritan Hospital, Troy, for a number of years. He served honorably for a short time with the Navy. Woodworking was his life’s hobby, making and repairing furniture.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his children: Michele (Martin) Trombley, Keith Gilbert both of Troy, Tinamarie and Joseph Predel both of Bennington, Vt.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a brother Joseph Gilbert of Troy and sisters Gert Bracken of Mechanicville and Carol Ellsworth of Schuylerville.

A Funeral service was conducted on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville. Spring burial in St. John’s Cemetery, Schaghticoke.

Calling hours were held at the Funeral Home on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 4, 2008
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