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Elizabeth E (Marchant) GilchrestNovember 22, 1930 ~ October 9, 2016 (age 85)
Lunenburg- Elizabeth E. (Marchant) Gilchrest, 85 entered into the joy of the Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in her home. Elizabeth was born November 22, 1930 in Fitchburg daughter of Albert and Jennie (Anderson) Marchant.
She was a graduate of Lunenburg High School, class or 1948, had been a member of the Fitchburg Assembly of God Church, where she had been the Pianist, a Sunday School Teacher, and involved with the Woman’s Ministries. She had been the Pianist for the Sunday Chapel services at The Gables. She hosted many Ft. Devens families for Sunday dinner and loved nature. She had attended the New Life Church in Leominster. She had worked in the Lunenburg Public School’s Cafeteria and had worked in the Cedar Street Home for retired women.
Her husband of 56 years Roger G. Gilchrest died in 2007. She leaves her son Gary and wife Gwenn Gilchrest of Gardner, daughter Pamela and husband Kevin Barton of Murfreesboro TN. and Peter and his wife Tira Gilchrest of Lunenburg, two brothers: David Marchant of Fitchburg and Robert Marchant of Kennedy Texas, three sisters: Helen “Nancy” Buckner of Winchendon, Irene Hulsman of Vista CA. and Edith Snyder of St. George Utah, 8 grandchildren: Rebecca Lee, Serena Bettez, Benjamin Barton, William Gilchrest, Russell Gilchrest, Eric Barton, John Gilchrest and Olivia Gilchrest, 12 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews , cousins and her sister in law Mary Jane Smith. She was predeceased by a sister Louise Rocker.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00am in the Aubuchon-Moorcroft Funeral Home, 132 Woodland St. Fitchburg MA. Burial will be in South Cemetery Lunenburg. A calling hour will be held from 10 until 11am in the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank HealthAlliance Hospice and The Visiting Angels for their compassionate care during Betty’s illness.