ROLLINSFORD - Mary E. (Catalfo) Gilbert, 89, of Portland Ave., Rt. 4, passed away on Sun., Nov. 11, 2012 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
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Mary was born on June 11, 1923 in Rollinsford; the daughter of Alfio and Vincenza (Amato) Catalfo. She attended St. Mary's School; she was a member of the Dover Senior Center. Mary loved Bingo, scratch tickets and cards.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Gilbert, with whom she would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in 11 days; her daughter, Mary Francis (Mitzie) Keefe; a stepson, Guy Gilbert and his wife, Faye of California; her grandchildren, Rebecca Blaisdell and husband, Chris, Ryan Keefe and wife, Jenny, Jeannelle Murphy and husband, Michael; great grandchildren Kali Pay, Madison and Aiden Keefe, Hope & Killian Murphy; her sisters, Ida McClendon of Rollinsford, Frances Morang of Dover; a brother, Attorney Alfred Catalfo, Jr and his wife, Gail of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Joann Vachon; son-in-law, James Keefe; and two brothers, Salvatore and Joseph Catalfo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012 at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 16, 2012 at St. Mary's Church, 421 Pleasant St., Rollinsford, N.H. with Father Michael Taylor, officiating. Interment will follow at New Town Cemetery, Rollinsford, N.H. To sign our online guest book, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com.
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Dover, NH 03820
Published in Fosters from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2012