Published DateBELMONT — Leo "Popeye" Gilbert, 78, of 95 Jamestown Road, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at home on his son's farm.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Eugene and Mary (Maheux) Gilbert. Leo left home at a very early age to live with his Aunty and worked on her farm, the Ladd Hill Dairy. He also worked for many years at Malibu Iron and at Watts Regulator Company for 23 years, refusing to retire.
He is survived by his three sons; John Gilbert, Jeff Gilbert and Jody Gilbert, two brothers; Laurent "Bo" Gilbert of Belmont and Roger Gilbert of Sanbornton, three sisters; Margueritea Walker of Laconia, Grace Abbott of Nashville, TN and Alice Brown of Gilford, his grandchildren; Ashley Alberts, Brady Gilbert, Donald Pickowicz, Elizabeth Brothers, Jake Pickowicz and his "Teddy Bear", Maria Pickowicz , his great-grandchildren; Cameron Gilbert, Ava Gilbert, Lydia Pickowicz, Landen Brothers, Stella Pickowicz, Avery Pickowicz and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo was predeceased by one son, Joseph Gilbert, four brothers; Armand Gilbert, Arthur Gilbert, Maurice Gilbert and Robert Gilbert and three sisters; Cecil Flynn, Rena Leburn and Stella Marsh.
Calling hours will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Memorial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belknap County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Office, 635 Main St. 3rd Floor - Suite 1, Laconia, NH 03246
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.