EAST FALMOUTH—Richard H. Gilbert, 83, passed away December 26, 2016 at Falmouth Hospital with his loving wife, children, family and friends at his side.
He was married to Philomena (Silva) Gilbert for 30 years. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Fonseca) Gilbert.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Gilbert worked as a union mason before starting his own company, Dick Gilbert Masonry, which he ran for 40 years before retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Cape Verdean Club in Falmouth and one of the founders of the Marion Social Club.
In addition to his wife, he leaves six sons, Richard Jr. and Troy of Marion, Todd of New Bedford, Devon of Falmouth, Ceriee (C.J.) of Dorchester, Albert Berry of Fall River; two daughters, Dominique of Worcester and Kaylyn of Falmouth; he also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
He was predeceased by his son, Daryl Gilbert; daughter, Darlene Gilbert; and brother, Daniel Gilbert.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, January 2nd at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth from 4 until 8 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy (Route 28). Interment to follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.