Marilyn Kiley Gilbert

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Marilyn Kiley Gilbert

January 17, 1932 - February 05, 2019

Marilyn Kiley Gilbert Ipswich - Marilyn Kiley Gilbert was born on January 17, 1932. She passed away on February 5, at her home in Ipswich MA after a long illness. Marilyn was the wife of the late Richard A. Gilbert of Ipswich. She is the sister of the late Frank Kiley, and daughter of the late Blanche and Francis Kiley, of Prince Edward Island and Quebec respectively.
Marilyn is survived by four children; daughter, Colleen Comeford, son Daniel Gilbert and his wife Joanne, son, Thomas Gilbert, daughter, Susan Gilbert and her husband John Sirois. Marilyn is also survived by several grandchildren including Amanda Gilbert, Matthew and Michael Cho, Jordan Sirois and Vivienne Sirois.
Marilyn had a life-long relationship to her ancestral home in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where her mother, the youngest of 13 was born and raised. Marilyn’s mother was the first of her family to emigrate to America.
Marilyn remained close with her relatives in Canada and later purchased a house in PEI for her descendents to enjoy.
Marilyn enjoyed a long career as a real estate agent at Vernon Martin Real Estate; which later evolved into “ The Martin Group”. Marilyn started out in the Ipswich office and quickly moved up the ranks to manage the office in Topsfield. Marilyn managed the office for many, many years, leading a close knit group of Martin employees, whom she will surely miss.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12, at 11 a.m. in the Morris Funeral Home 45 North Main Street, Ipswich. Burial will follow in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 To send a condolence to the Gilbert family please go to .
Published on February 8, 2019
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Alyson Irvin
Feb 15, 2019
I am so sorry I could not attend the services. Marilyn welcomed me with open arms in a very tough time of my life and career and was an amazing person inside and out. I loved coming by just to talk or chat with her long after my real estate days. I cherished the 15 plus years with her. St. Patty's Day won't be the same without my annual delivery of Irish Bread to Marilyn. She has such an amazing heart , warmth and smile and I will truly miss the sound of her voice.
Pat McDonough
Feb 09, 2019
Marilyn and I had an immediate connection the day we met - she was my realtor on the purchase of a house on Little Neck - she showed me a few places - I must’ve driven her crazy cause I didn’t know what I wanted - so, we’d just go have a glass of wine and start again the next day or so...finally I found a place I really loved (a couple of houses down from her place on Hilltop Rd) ...she was great , so friendly ...I could be myself around Marilyn ...I just wish I had seen her more after that you Marilyn..,pat
Lisa Nestor
Feb 08, 2019
Marilyn was my first real estate manager. She was a kind and caring person and she will be missed by many.