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Mary (Rice) Gilbert, 94, of Peabody, formerly of Framingham and Arlington, passed away October 31, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Hugh J. and Jane (Stanford) Rice. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilbur J. Gilbert; and devoted mother of Michael J. Gilbert and his wife, Alana of Salisbury, and the late William J. Gilbert. She was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John S. Rice and the late Hugh “Joe” Rice of Arlington and Delray Beach, Fla.
Mary was a proud graduate of Arlington High School, Burdett College, and of the Nursing Home Administrators program at Babson College. She worked for many years as an administrator at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham.
Family and friends will honor and remember Mary’s life by gathering for her memorial mass on Monday morning, November 13, in The Chapel at Brooksby Village, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund, 200 Brooksby Village Drive Peabody, MA 01960; or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, Framingham. For online tributes, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com.
Published on  November 11, 2017
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