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OLD TOWN - Diane J. Gilman, 78, passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Diane was born in Old Town October 27, 1937, the daughter of Doug and Eva (Dionne) Bouchard.

Diane was a woman of many passions; Diane was passionate about her family, Diane loved camping and knitting. She had a love for teaching and volunteering in the church. She was a loving mother who shared her love for family beyond her only daughter. She was involved in teaching in various churches for over 40 years, and retired as the Religious Ed director at Holy Family Parish.

Diane is survived by her daughter Lynn and husband Wayne Knight; granddaughter Amanda and husband Jeremy Tucker; two great-grandchildren Zack and Lexi; sister Arlene and Paul Petrash; a brother Ralph and Judy Bouchard; sisters Donna Bouchard, Kathy Shorette and friend Duane Brasslett, Geneine Bouchard and family; and she will be sadly missed by many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Diane was predeceased by her husband of 46 years Butch Gilman, her brother Reggie, and sister Chamaine.

Friends may call from 5-7pm Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St. Old Town, Me. A Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, December 14, 2015, at 11am at The Parish of The Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family Parish 429 Main St. Old Town. Please join us for a light luncheon and continued fellowship at the Holy Family Parish Hall after the committal.

In lieu of flowers the family would like any donations to The Old Town Public Library 46 Middle St. Old Town, ME 04468.
Published on  December 11, 2015
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