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Obituary for Dorothee Gilbert

Dorothee T. Gilbert (Dotti), 96, of Clinton, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 surrounded by the love of her family at St. Raphael Hospital. She was born March 18, 1926 in Meriden, daughter of the late Madelyn and William Tierney. She lived in Meriden, Simsbury and recently Clinton. Dotti worked for the Internal Revenue Service where she met her future husband, Bobby Gilbert. She adored being a mom. She became an executive assistant for the University of Hartford from which she retired. She was a member of the Rosary Guild in Simsbury and was a long time poll worker having volunteered during many elections. Dotti enjoyed painting with watercolors, doing crossword puzzles and dancing. She was always an enthusiastic audience member. The passion in her life was her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Apgar of Clinton; her son, Jay Gilbert and wife Linda of Tariffville, seven loving grandchildren and nine and a half great grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Janice Hopkins and Janice's husband Mark, granddaughters, Paige Hopkins, Hannah and Sophie Cote; her brothers, Donald and Raymond Tierney; sisters, Lynn Eudy and Micki Taylor; son-in-law, Worth Apgar.

Those of us who knew Dotti, knew what it meant to be loved and encouraged. She remains an inspiration demonstrating how to treat others and enjoy life. Carpe Diem. Dotti will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM closing with a prayer service at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude or your favorite charity. Please visit Dorothee's Book of Memories at to share memories.