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Adrienne Gilbert

Adrienne Gilbert

Thursday, December 7th, 1939 - Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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POTSDAM – Adrienne Gilbert, 80, a longtime resident of State Route 72, peacefully passed away Thursday morning, December 26, 2019 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital with her loving family by her side.

Adrienne was born December 7, 1939 in Nyack, New York, the daughter of the late Oliver and Elizabeth (Kelley) Peary. As a young girl, her family moved to the Parishville area where she graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School in 1957 as the Salutatorian. On August 24, 1957, she married Donald Lee Gilbert at Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton. Donald predeceased her on November 6, 2006.

Adrienne was a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service out of the Potsdam Post Office for many years. However, her greatest passion was working alongside her husband and later her sons on the family farm, Adon Farms, which began its operation in 1930. She was the “heart and soul” of the family business and was proud to see it grow to what it is today. Adrienne took great pride in maintaining the properties around the farm and would regularly be found riding her John Deere tractor mowing and trimming the lawns. She was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Rural Letter Carriers Association. She was an excellent cook and baker, who had an extremely generous spirit towards many of her friends and family.

Adrienne is survived by her children and their spouses, Andrew and Mary Gilbert of Potsdam, Rebecca McCarthy of Dexter, Anthony and Anne Gilbert of Potsdam, and Megan Gilbert and Allen Palmer of Lowville; her grandchildren, Hannah and Jeff Telling, Ashley and Joe Shehata, Amanda Gilbert, Natalie and Matt Wendig, Nicholas and Patty Gilbert, Andrew, Daniel, Michael, and John Gilbert; and her great grandchildren, Mariana and Luisa Shehata, William and Annabeth Wendig, and Melanie Gilbert. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Snyder of Hannawa Falls; her brother, Oliver “Butch” and Kay Peary of Nicholville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam on Sunday 2-4:00 PM and 7-9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Colton, with Rev. Stephen Rocker, celebrating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Parishville Fire and Rescue or the Potsdam Humane Society.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
    4 Cedar Street
    POTSDAM, NY 13676
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
    4 Cedar Street
    POTSDAM, NY 13676
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    4897 State Highway 56
    COLTON, NY 13625
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    Rev. Stephen Rocker
  • Interment

    Chapel Hill Cemetery
    Route 72
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John kaplan

Posted at 11:51am
Adrienne was such a lovely person. Who can forget her smile and gorgeous dimples! She is in our prayers and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family members.
John and Lydia Kaplan

John and Lydia Kaplan

Posted at 10:29am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... We have very fond memories of cousin Adrienne....she was a darling person!
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Posted at 08:53pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time,she was a great lady and always had a kind word for you. She will be missed by many

Ellen Hsieh

Posted at 05:29pm
With deepest sympathy, your Kaplan cousins and their families. Ellen and Alex, Mara and Jeff, and John and Lydia.
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Posted at 03:08pm
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.
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