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Mildred Gilbert

MANCHESTER -- Mildred L. Gilbert, 97, a resident of Manchester for 25 years and formerly of Jersey City, N.J., died peacefully at home following a brief illness. She was born in Jersey City Jan. 21, 1908, the daughter of William and Margaret (Brady) Hahn. She lived there most of her life. She attended local Jersey City schools, then went on to Berkley Secretarial School.

She was married to William F. Gilbert July 26, 1936 in Jersey City. Mildred worked as a secretary for many years for the Erie Railroad until she was married. She was active in Girl Scouts. She enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states as well as Argentina, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Africa as well as trips to the islands. Her favorite places were Alaska and Switzerland as those places reminded her of Vermont. She was a quite gentle, positive thinking woman who always saw the good in everyone she met. She was caring and always available to help. She stayed active right up to her illness. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her son James and his wife, Joanne Gilbert, of Brick, N.J.; her daughter and her husband, Mildred and George Kayler of Manchester; her grandchildren, Christina and James Wheeler of Ocala, Fla., Joyce Gilbert of Manalapan, N.J., James and Shari Gilbert Toms River, N.J.; and Lauretta Kaylor of Hollywood, Fla. She was predeceased by her infant son, William.

A funeral mass will be held for Mildred on Monday, June 20, 11 a.m. at Saint Paul’s Church in Manchester. Committal services will be in Bayview Cemetery in Jersey City, N.J.

For those who wish memorial gifts may be made to the Manchester Rescue Squad or Manchester Health Services, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255 for directions or to send the family e-mail condolences, consult www.sheafuneral.com
Published in Bennington Banner on June 18, 2005
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