Marguerite R. Gilbert

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GROVETON - Marguerite Ruth "Maggie" (Hersom) Gilbert, 89, of Melcher Street, Groveton, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster after a brief illness.

Born on Jan. 31, 1924, in Groveton, a daughter of Edwin and Ethel (McPherson) Hersom, she was a lifelong resident. Before retiring, Maggie worked as a cafeteria worker for Groveton Elementary School for many years; then she worked at the Groveton Market for several years.

Maggie was a member of Groveton United Methodist Church and was active with the Senior Meals program. She was a member of the Groveton American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 17. She liked to travel and will always be remembered by her family for sending cards with a $1 bill in them.

Maggie is survived by her three children, Bonnie Knapp of Stark, Richard Gilbert and Mike Gilbert and wife Rita, all of Colebrook; six grandchildren, Michelle Knapp, Keith Knapp, Dominic Gilbert, Reno Gilbert, Ian Gilbert and Ashley Elliott; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Stinehour, Sean Stinehour, Gavin Gilbert and Chelsea Gilbert; a sister, Sylvia Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene E. Gilbert, on May 10, 1987; and two brothers, Lyle "Cakie" Hersom and Ralph "Whitey" Hersom.


services: A visiting hour will be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home in Groveton. A funeral service will be held May 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Cox of the Groveton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Northumberland Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Maggie's memory to a .

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Published in Union Leader on Feb. 15, 2013