Lorraine Robichaud Gilbert

January 05, 1928
- February 20, 2008

DEXTER - Lorraine N. (Robichaud) Gilbert, 80, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. She was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Milo, a daughter of Albert D. and Georgia V. (O'Neil) Robichaud. After graduating from high school in Milo, she went on to graduate from Eastern Academy of Beauty Culture, Bangor. She married Roger T. Gilbert, Sept. 18, 1948, and moved to Dexter. For many years she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Howard LaBarge. She then worked as a teller at Merrill Bank, Dexter, retiring after 25 years. Throughout her life she worked as a beautician. After her retirement, she became very active volunteering throughout the community. She was a member of the board of directors at Mayo Regional Hospital - HAD 4, stepping down due to ill health after more than 11 years of service. She continued to volunteer as a greeter until recently. As well, she was very dedicated to Dexter Historical Society. An avid bridge player, she recently celebrated having played with the same group for more than 50 years. Lorraine was a communicant of St. Anne's Church, Dexter, and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was also a longtime member of Dexter Sunshine Club. The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and staff at Mayo Regional Hospital, especially the nursing staff of the intensive care unit, who provided her wonderful care. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, Roger; a daughter, Baby Annette; and a sister, Mary Mitchell. Surviving are her five children, Paulette Gilbert of Waldoboro, Mary Ann DiSotto and her husband, Michael, of San Antonio, Thomas Gilbert and his wife, Sonja, of Dexter, Richard Gilbert of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Peter Gilbert and his wife, Susan, of Allison Park, Pa.; two brothers, Philip Robichaud and his wife, Charlene, of Hampden, and Mark Robichaud and his wife, Susan Abel, of Dexter; a sister, Laura Fontanarosa of Franklin, Mass.; five grandchildren, Christopher DiSotto of Cape Elizabeth, Kimberly Grant and her husband, Dan, of Dexter, Sarah Vazirani and her husband, Akshay, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Kasey Gilbert of Dexter, and Kristin Gilbert of Dexter; two great-grandchildren, Piper Gil-bert and Miles Grant, both of Dexter; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Dexter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Father James Robichaud, celebrating. Inurnment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. At the family's request, donations may be made in her memory to Dexter Historical Society, care of Rick Whitney, 12 Church St., Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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