WILMINGTON — Marcia Ann Hurley Gilbert handed away peacefully within the early morning of November 10, 2021 with household by her facet. She was born on August 22, 1934 in Youngstown, OH, the daughter of John “Jack” Edward Hurley and Sadie Kathryne McClafferty Hurley. Marcia was a beloved mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, buddy, and member of the Cambridge Village neighborhood.
Marcia grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Yonkers, New York when she was an adolescent. In Yonkers, she attended Roosevelt Excessive College and moved to New York Metropolis upon commencement. There she lived a vibrant life, working as a Bundle Coordinator within the design division on the Avon headquarters at Rockefeller Heart, an accomplishment she was pleased with. Marcia met Thomas Edward Gilbert in 1957 on the Jersey Shore the place they have been each vacationing on the time. Whereas courting, Marcia and Tom loved attending the symphony and theater and lived town life she was so keen on. They have been married on a gorgeous, clear, windy day on the Church of the Holy Household in Manhattan on April 20, 1963.
In 1967, Marcia and Tom moved to Armonk, New York, the place they raised three youngsters. There, Marcia finally labored within the Armonk Flower Store, as a journey agent, and as knowledgeable photographer. Marcia was well-known within the Armonk neighborhood, serving as a Welcome Wagon Hostess, warmly welcoming new households to the world. She was an distinctive host to guests from close to and much, at all times making friends really feel welcomed, comfy and brought care of.
Marcia was not afraid to journey the world with three youngsters in tow. All through their lives, Tom’s work and household holidays created alternatives for him and Marcia to point out their youngsters many various nations. Her youngsters keep in mind Marcia completely immersing the household within the tradition of the areas they’d go to, whether or not it’s Milan, Italy, London, England or China.
Marcia and her late husband, Tom, moved to the Wilmington, North Carolina space from Armonk, New York in 1994. Regardless of shedding her beloved Tom a couple of years after their transfer to Wilmington, Marcia continued to get pleasure from a life crammed with pursuing and having fun with her passions, which included the humanities and theater, Mah Jongg, journey, internet hosting associates, and naturally her seven grandchildren. Marcia additionally devoted her time volunteering with varied organizations throughout Wilmington, together with Thalian Corridor, the Cameron Artwork Museum, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Heart NICU. She cherished the communities and friendships every of those alternatives added to her life. Marcia was additionally a lifelong learner, frequently attending programs led by the Osher Lifelong Studying Institute at UNCW and at all times maintaining on the newest by way of her youngsters and grandchildren.
Marcia inspired her youngsters and grandchildren to dream huge and instilled a confidence to perform these objectives. She inspired these round her to maintain an open thoughts and deal with with grace the robust conditions that God typically locations in our paths. Marcia was an extremely resilient lady all through her life and was admired by many. Her household takes consolation in realizing that she is in Heaven along with her husband Tom.
Marcia is survived by her three youngsters, Maryann Lovell and her husband Lanny Lovell of Massachusetts, Gregory Gilbert and his spouse Mary Ellen Gilbert of Massachusetts, Paul Gilbert and his spouse Rachel Gilbert of North Carolina, and grandchildren Sarah Gilbert, Emily Gilbert, Kevin Gilbert, Bryan Gilbert, Sean Gilbert, Kathryne Lovell, and Molly Gilbert. She additionally leaves behind her beloved Maltipoo, Casey.
It’s Marcia’s want that in lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Basis of America. A funeral service will probably be held at St. Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington, North Carolina on December tenth at midday.