Barbara P. (Panneton) Gilbert, 75, Longtime City Employee

barbara_gilbertBarbara P. (Panneton) Gilbert, 75, of Hampstead, N.H., passed away Friday, March 25, at Lawrence General Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Roland A. and Lorraine (Paquette) McDermott. She was raised and educated in Haverhill, attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1958. For more than 42 years she was employed with the City of Haverhill. Beginning her career in the police department, she transferred to the highway department as principal clerk. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and shopping. She was a homemaker and loved to entertain at her home poolside. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Her survivors include her children, Joseph R. Patuto, of Saugus, and Drew F. Patuto, of Haverhill; Three grandchildren, Ashley C. Patuto, Joseph R. Patuto and Jeffrey C. Patuto; and one great grandchild, Alexa L. Patuto. She was predeceased by her son John C. Patuto Jr. in 2009.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Wednesday, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A service follow in the funeral home at 8.