Member Rosemarie Gilson Passes

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The Plaistow Thursday night quilters are saddened to report the sudden passing of our long time quilting friend Rosemarie Gilson.  Rosemarie had a massive heart attack last week and passed away Saturday, July 10th.  Ironically, she was moved to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill for her final days, where we had all made and donated the quilts.    Rosemarie has been a member of MVQ for well over twenty years, serving most recently before Doris as the Sunshine lady.  She was one of those faces who greeted you when you dropped off your quilts at the quilt show on Thursday morning, and those who did quilt show set up will also know her husband Ken who helped set up the show for us for many years.  Rosemarie loved and was an accomplished quilter, recently showing us on Thursday night her George Siciliano workshop piece.  She was a fabulous knitter, a choral singer  and an amazing baker, which we on Thursday night reaped the rewards many a week.   She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  There will be a memorial service for her on Saturday afternoon, July 31st at Hampstead Congregational Church.

With sadness,

Gail, Helen, Mary Jo, Sue, Sue and Carole.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, N.H. Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H.