Audrey Stella Gilbert

September 17, 1931
- June 27, 2016

GUILDFORD - Audrey Stella (Rogers) Gilbert, 84, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2016, gone to be with her Lord and her beloved husband. She was born September 17, 1931, in Orneville, ME, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Badger) Rogers.

Audrey married Milton “Mitt” Gilbert of Dexter, ME, and had six children: Camilla, Dawn, Valerie, Eileen, and Sheila, and a stillborn baby boy. Audrey worked most of her life at Hardwood Products and the Guilford woolen mill, and lived in several towns around Guilford before settling on the Guilford Center Road in 1968. Every week for more than twenty years, Audrey prepared Sunday dinners for her children and grandchildren, and loved to visit with her family over coffee. She was a quiet, strong, loving mother and grandmother. In spite of a difficult childhood, Audrey was always ready to help anyone in need, and incredibly proud of the family that she and Milton created together.

She is survived by her five daughters, Camilla Smith and her husband Eugene, of Garland; Dawn Pratt and her husband Doug, of Dexter; Valerie Cookson and her husband Larry, of Parkman; Eileen Hall, of Guilford; and Sheila Orff and her husband Stuart, of Abbot; fifteen grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by her beloved husband, Milton Gilbert; their stillborn son; her parents and eight siblings.

Services for family and friends will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 2nd, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter, ME. There will be a potluck gathering following the service at Abbot Evangelical Free Church in Abbot

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