Myrtle “Mert” Gilbert, 97, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Villages of Orleans in Albion. She was born April 29, 1923, to the late Alfred C. (Margaret Kinsella) Baker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. Gilbert, whom she married Nov. 8, 1941, and he passed away Jan. 3, 1993. Also preceded in death by daughters, Patricia H. (Andrew) Zigrossi, Anne M. Moore; grandchildren, Lisa M. Moore, Patrick D. Moore, Daniel R. Gilbert; siblings, Mary Dusel, Margaret Ellingham Carroll, David Baker.
Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Holly Name of Mary RC Church in East Pembroke for over 70 years, Holy Name Society, Bereavement Committee and received the St. Joseph’s Medal of Honor Award. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and baking.
She is survived by her son, Ronald (Wanda) Gilbert; son-in-law, Leon Moore; grandchildren, Dawn (Kevin) Fisher, Denise (Darrin) Bull, Mary Anne (Lisa Carter) Moore, Leanne (Kris) Lickfeld, Christopher (Stephanie) Zigrossi, Todd (Carrie) Zigrossi, Susan Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Erika (Jason) Ranlett, Colleen M. Fisher, Jessica (Dale) Brumsted, Matthew and Jenna Gilbert, Sara, Julia and Emily Zigrossi; great-great-grandchildren, Isabella George, Penelope and Natalie Ranlett, Hunter and Amelia Brumsted, Abraven Chamberlain; along with many nieces and nephews.
There are no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family. She will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main St., Corfu, NY 14036 or to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave, Oakfield, NY 14125. For more information, please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.