Helen Gilbert
Helen Gilbert
  • December 14, 1930 - November 5, 2016
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Helen O'Brien Gilbert, of Old Saybrook, the widow of Frederick H. Gilbert, Jr., died on November 5, 2016.

She was born on December 14, 1930, in Old Saybrook, the daughter of John and Isabelle (Spencer) O'Brien.

Mrs. Gilbert was an operator supervisor, retired from SNET. She was an active member of St. John Church and Ladies Guild. She was an avid Red Sox fan. She cherished spending time with her family, and most especially her grandchildren; attending all their activities and sporting events.

She is survived by her children Edward and Linda Gilbert of Old Saybrook, Janice Eastman and her husband Lyle of Westbrook, Nancy Gilbert and Mary Heiden and her husband Tim, also of Old Saybrook; grandchildren Lexie, Connor, and Parker Eastman, and Nolan and Kate Heiden; siblings Patricia Crozier, Dorothy Dahlberg, Thomas O'Brien, Ann Coulter, and Richard O'Brien. She also leaves behind many friends and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Jack and George O'Brien, and Nancy Falivene.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday November 9th from 5-8pm at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. The funeral procession will assemble on Thursday at 9am and will proceed to a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Church, Main St., Old Saybrook. Burial will follow in Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Old Saybrook Ambulance Association, 316 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfuneralhomeoldsaybrook.com.