Monday, July 6, 2009

Matriarch Maria Gilman Passes On

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The following obituary was in The Day newspaper this morning. Maria was the spouse of the Tribe's late Pipe Carrier, Ernie Gilman, and a family matriarch to the Gilman clan. Burial will take place Wednesday at Fort Shantok. Our sympathies go out to the family.

The Day
July 6, 2009

Montville - Maria (Giorgio) Gilman, 73, wife of the late Ernest W. Gilman, Jr., of Uncasville died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Born in Lauria, Italy on June 28, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Mandarino) Giorgio. Prior to her retirement, she was an inspector at the former John Meyers of Norwich. On March 7, 1959, in Naples, Italy, she was united in marriage to Ernest who died Oct. 9, 2006.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich, where the funeral will assemble at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and proceed to a Mass Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Broadway, Norwich. Interment to follow in Fort Shantok Cemetery, Uncasville.