Derry, NH — Patricia L. Gilman, 78, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was born on December 30, 1935, in Kansas, a daughter of the late Karl H. and Florence (Beamer) Bratton. Patricia attended the University of New Hampshire. She retired as a Claims Specialist for Home Insurance. She enjoyed time with her family on Lake Winnipesauke at Quayside Yacht Club for over 30 years, and was an avid animal lover and supporter of the Humane and Loon Societies.
She is survived by one son, Stuart P. Gilman and his wife, Joni, of Modesto, CA; one daughter, Kathleen L. Torre and her husband, Martin, of Pembroke, NH; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Jared, Brittany, Benjamin, Vanessa, Joseph and Jacqueline; five great-grandchildren, Josiah, Tyler, Elizabeth; a great-grandchild due in April, and Pilot Lily; one sister, Sheila Kendall of Peoria, AZ. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, I. Stuart Gilman Jr.
ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, a memorial calling hour will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247, Concord SPCA, 130 Washington St., Penacook, NH 03303, or The Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.