AUBURN — Ada I. Gilman, 95, of Minot passed away on Sunday, March 2, at the Hospice House, with her daughter by her side.

She was born on March 12, 1918, in Providence, R.I., the daughter of George and Helen Vattes of Belfast. She attended schools in Belfast and graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast.

She worked for Ward Brothers, then Porteous Clothing Store in the jewelry dept. She loved dancing and cooking. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her daughter, Cecilia Dickinson of Somersworth, N.H.; two grandchildren, Scott Dickinson and Laurie Horning, both of New Hampshire; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Richard and Helen Beach; two nieces, Joanne Turner and husband, Steven, and Constance Brogg and husband, Joe; a nephew, Charles Vattes; and by her long-time companion of 18 years, Alvar R. Jarvi, Sr. of Minot.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Georgia Bruhmuller, her parents, two brothers, a sister and two sisters-in-law.

A special thank you to the staff at Montello Manor and the Hospice House.

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Gilman-Ada I., 95, of Minot died in Auburn on March 2. Burial will take place at Grove Cemetery in Belfast at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

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