Barbara P. Gilbert - age: 95
(May 31, 1921 to December 11, 2016
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A memorial service will be held Saturday December 17, at 11:00 am at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation 365 Main St, Saco.
Inurnment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, ( Deering Park)
Old Orchard Beach, Barbara P. Gilbert, 95, formerly of Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Pines passed away Sunday December 11, 2016 at the Southridge Living Center in Biddeford. She was born in Chelmsford, MA., May 31, 1921 the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Pickard Cox.
She attended Chelmsford Schools and worked as several of the American Red Cross Stations.
Barbara attended nursing schools and a worked at Fort Devens Hospital for several years.
Coming to Maine in 1946, she stayed at home with her family and later worked at the Elms Nursing home in Old Orchard Beach for over 22 years, retiring in 1986.
Barbara was a member of the Old Orchard Beach Rebekah Lodge, Pocohontas Club, the Old Orchard Beach American Legion Post 57 and the Four and Eight Club of the American Legion.
She was also a member of AARP, The Washington Ave United Methodist Church of Old Orchard Beach, The Salvation Army Home League and volunteered at The Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough and Togus VA Hospital.
She is predeceased by her husband Stillman Gilbert, a sister Frances Poteette, and a brother Wesley Cox.
She is survived by 2 sons Wayne of Dryden, ME and Douglas Gilbert of Old Orchard Beach, a brother Allan Cox of Dracut, MA, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.