SANBORNTON — Mrs. Mary Gilman Giguere, 68, of 564 Lower Bay Road, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 after a brief illness.

Mary was born in Laconia, N.H. on January 8, 1945, the daughter of Robert (Bob) and Gertrude Gilman. She lived the majority of her life in the Laconia/Sanbornton area.

Mary was a 1963 graduate of Laconia High School, active in the drama club, winning the Thespian Award in her senior year. After high school, she attended the Keene Business School for two years. She retired in 2010 from the Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia, where she worked as a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative for 26 years. Prior to Melcher & Prescott, Mary worked at Munsey & Brazil Insurance for several years.

She enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting, making many cherished items for family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and reading, and loved to go dancing. Mary's greatest joys in life were her two daughters and her grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her father Bob Gilman, and sister Nancy Gilman. She is survived by her husband, Peter Giguere; mother, Gertrude Gilman of Sanbornton; daughters, Jennifer (Hagewood) Carrier of Belmont and Christine (Hagewood) Barton of Contoocook; a step son, Chris Giguere of South Carolina, grandchildren, Ethan Carrier of Belmont, Ty and Tess Barton of Contoocook, and Savanna & Jacob Giguere; sister, Margaret "Meg" Gilman of Portsmouth; sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and Tom Stanley of Pittsfield, MA; one aunt, Marjorie Gilman of Sanbornton; sister-inlaw Marilyn Dunten of Vermont; brother-in-law Dennis Giguere and wife Onami of Alexandria, NH; and in-laws Raymond and Rachel Giguere of Belmont, NH., as well as various nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia. The family will hold a private celebration of her life on Saturday June 8, 2013, in Sanbornton.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the NH Humane Society or the Central NH VNA & Hospice.

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