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Robert T. Gilbert

Posted By Bill On March 20, 2015 @ 1:35 pm In Obituaries | 12 Comments

Putnam – Robert T. Gilbert, 88, of Battey St., died Friday, March 20, 2015 in Matulaitis Nursing Home.  He is the loving husband of Gloria (Greene) Gilbert.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Annabelle (Harrington) Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert was a United States Navy veteran of WWII.  He worked for the State Highway Department and also for Joy’s Orchard in Woodstock.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and was a member of the Albert J Breault VFW.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sons; Robert Gilbert and his wife Donna of Ohio, David Gilbert and his wife Pat of Putnam, James Gilbert and his wife Debbie of Dayville, John Gilbert and his wife Patricia of Dayville, Gary Gilbert and his wife Mary of Danielson, Dennis Gilbert of Putnam, Timothy Gilbert and his companion John of Manchester, Kevin Gilbert of Eastford, Paul Gilbert and his wife Maryann of Woodstock, Keith Gilbert and his wife Tory of Putnam; daughters, Terry Perron and her husband Norm of Putnam, Cathy O’Connor and her husband Patrick of NH, and Cricket Brennan and her husband Bill of Michigan; brother, Henry Gilbert of Putnam; sisters, Kay Lyons of Leicester, MA, Pauline Gilbert of South Killingly, and Leonie Dauphinais of Putnam; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his brothers, James, Wilfred and Bernard “Cookie” Gilbert; and his sister, Mary Szruba.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Robert’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  at 11:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Roberts name to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260.  For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.


Condolences for the family of “Robert T. Gilbert”

Condolence from Katy Bousquet on March 20th, 2015 10:17 pm

To all the Gilbert’s….I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t count how many times I would see Mr. Gilbert early in the morning on Aspinock Rd. working so hard around Dave and Pat’s house. He will be missed by so many.


Condolence from Betty and Jay Young on March 21st, 2015 7:41 am

Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Marshall & Ginny Eaton on March 21st, 2015 9:19 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gilbert Family.

Condolence from Kristen on March 21st, 2015 9:34 am

Dear Tim, Jocelyn, Jared & Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about great Uncle Robert. I wish I would have had the chance to meet him. I’m sure Uncle Wilfred and Grandma (Mary) were there to greet him. <3 <3
He seems to have been a really wonderful guy. I wish for you all – love and comfort during this time. Thinking of you very much. Big hugs, and my condolences to you all.

Condolence from Jamie and Debra Heath on March 21st, 2015 10:34 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gilbert family. May he rest in peace and may each of you take comfort in the memories you have of him. God Bless.

Condolence from Sandra Corey on March 21st, 2015 10:44 am

so sorry for your loss
praying for your family.

Condolence from Christine on March 21st, 2015 4:06 pm

Sorry for your loss
Prayers to you and your family

Christine Cameron and family

Condolence from Richard & Karen Renaud on March 21st, 2015 6:41 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Gilbert family.

Condolence from Theresa Guertin on March 22nd, 2015 8:14 am

Dear Dave, Pat, Tim and the entire Gilbert family,
My thoughts and prayers are with al of you at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from marian smat on March 23rd, 2015 8:18 am

Gloria, deepest sympathy to you. You were a true caregiver, may he rest in peace, and also peace for you.

Condolence from Nancy Constant on March 23rd, 2015 12:23 pm

Gary & Jim, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Condolence from Charlene & T-boy Durand on March 24th, 2015 7:59 am

To Gloria and all of the Gilbert Family,

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you during this sad time. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

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