TOWNSEND — Michael D. Gilbert died peacefully at Mass General Hospital on August 28, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia McCloy, his son, Steven Gilbert of Pepperell and his fiancee, Amy Chaisson, and his daughter, Brenda Gilbert of Townsend and her partner Issac Valley, and his four adored and adorable granddaughters: Caylin, Ava, Layla and Madisyn; his brother Peter and his identical twin Dennis M, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Gilbert was a veteran of the war in Viet Nam, decorated with two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. His love of life and sense of humor filled the lives of his friends and family with laughter and love.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held at Cathedral in the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, N.H., Saturday Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael may be made to the MGH Cancer Center 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114. For guest book please visit www.lehmanreen.com.