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“It was wonderful to have known you Rose and your family.May you and your family be at peace. I will never forget that beautiful smile. Pattie Novello ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you Aunt Rosie for all the great childhood memories, I hold them very close to my heart.Peace and love to the family. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Duffy - Scottsdale, AZ

“God bless Rose! LoveElizabeth ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Elizabeth Edwards - Ayer, MA

“Aunt Rosie: We will always remember our going away dinners in Punta Gorda FL. You made them so special for us girls,Love Julie, Carol and Gerry ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with auntie roses family. May she rest in the arms of our savior. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Abisso - Taunton, MA

“My heart goes out to your family in this time of sorrow. There are many great memories of all of the family gatherings that your mom hosted, and I...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: ROBERT ABISSO - SAUGUS, MA

“Our Auntie Rosie was a such a gift of love...always there to listen, help, comfort during many a time of need. Our fondest memories growing up was...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Duffy Parker - Maynard, MA

“Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Rosie was a very special lady and a great friend to my Mom and Dad. My Mom, Irene looked forward to when she...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Daniel Vogel - South Lyon, MI

“With deepest sympathy to Rose's family. We will miss her dearly,Laurie ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Morency - Townsend, MA

“My sincerest sympathy. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because he...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“My cousin RosieWho held so many family reunions by the pool,and open fields in Littleton. We loved visiting both Herb & Rose....always welcomed my...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Josephine Duffy - Scottsdale, AZ


Rose (Abisso) Gilbert, 87 of Groton, formerly of Littleton died peacefully, at Rivercourt Residence in Groton on October 11, 2015. She was born in Boston on July 15, 1928 daughter of the late Salvatore and Crocificia (Faraci) Abisso and was the wife of the late Herbert Gilbert who died in 2007. She grew up in East Boston and was a graduate of Girl's Trade School in Boston. She went into the garment business as a seamstress early on in life and later, working from home, made doll clothing. She established Littleton Pool Company with her husband, Herb, in the late 1960's and developed many close relationships with customers and they all referred to her as the Pool Lady. Rose was a member of St. Anne's Church and St. Anne's Sodality.
Her first love and priority was family, and rarely a day would go by that she wasn't visited by a family member. Rose was loved by all who knew her and appreciated her delicious Italian dishes and warm hospitality. For many years, she spent her winters of retirement in Punta Gorda, Florida always returning for the holidays to be with family.
She is survived by her son Timothy Gilbert and his wife LeeAnne of Littleton, daughters Joanne Deming of Fitchburg, and Cheryl Nelson of Littleton, grandchildren Michelle Deming, Joshua Deming, Ericka Maatman, Evan Nelson, Ryan Gilbert, Brittany Marchese, Courtney Gilbert and Brendan Gilbert, and great grandchildren Marin, Mackenzie, Matthew, Macie, and Jamie Claire. She is also survived by her brother Rocco Abisso of N. Andover and a sister Josephine Milano of Reading and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Abisso, and sisters Catina Buttiglieri and Marie Ferrandi.
Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St, Littleton on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne's Church 75 King St, Littleton on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Please see