FAIR HAVEN — Elaine Gilbert, 90, of Fair Haven, died Saturday evening, November 16, 2013, at her home.
She was born on August 13, 1923, in Beacon, N.Y., the daughter of Eugene and Delphine (Frederick) Cadmus.
Mrs. Gilbert graduated from Beacon High School in 1941, Plattsburgh State College in 1945. She did her graduate work at the University of Vermont.
She married James A. Gilbert on July 13, 1946, in Beacon, N.Y.
Mrs. Gilbert taught in Bedford Hills, N.Y., Brandon, Vt., and Ann Arbor, Mich. She taught home economics at the Fair Haven Union High School from 1953 until her retirement in 1973.
She was a member of the Rutland County Retired Teachers Association, Vermont State Retired Teachers Association and Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church, where she served as a Eucharist minister. She was also a member of the Castleton Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Gilbert served the Town of Fair Haven on the board of civil authority, as a justice of the peace, planning committee member and as the town auditor. She also served the County of Rutland as the treasurer of the Superior Court for 14 years.
She was a volunteer at Rutland Regional Medical Center for many years.
She is survived by her two sons and their families: her son, Dr. James Gilbert Jr. (Gina Burelli) of Blackstone, Mass., his daughter, Rebecca (Todd) Davis and great-grandchildren Kylie and Zachary of Poultney, Vt., and his sons, Timothy J. Gilbert, Thomas Gilbert and Benjamin Gilbert, all of Sutton, Mass., Christopher Swan of Edgewater, N.J., and Sydni Burelli of Blackstone, Mass.; her son, Timothy (Tami) Gilbert of Castleton, Vt., and their children, Sara Gilbert (Chad Denton) of Rutland, Jaime (Rorey) Faraon of Mount Holly, N.J., Tyler Gilbert and Ryan Gilbert of Rutland; as well as her beloved dog, Belle, and many cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Gilbert, in 1985.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven, Vt.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church, 10 Washington St., Fair Haven, VT 05743; or to the Rutland County Humane Society Inc., 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.