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A. Elaine Gilman

November 24, 1929December 21, 2019

Auburn, ME - Elaine Gilman, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Auburn Maine on December 21, 2019 with her daughter by her side. She was born November 24, 1929 in Livermore Falls, Maine to the late Wendell P and Elsie (Hodsdon) Whittemore. Elaine graduated from Norway High School with the class of 1948 and Massachusetts School of Physiotherapy in x-ray in 1950. She interned at Augusta General Hospital from 1950 to 1951 and later spent 25years working as a part-time x-ray technician at The Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts.

On September 6, 1951, Elaine married Harlan W Gilman Jr of Auburn Maine at Bell Hill Church in Otisfield. They had five children together.

Elaine enjoyed traveling, spending time at camp with family, drawing, knitting, working on her nutritional business and reading her Bible. She was an active member of Anchor Baptist Church in Auburn, Maine where she managed the card ministry.

Elaine was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses/significant others: Deborah and Terry Goding of Auburn, Maine, Barry Gilman of Auburn, David and Robin and Jeff and Anne Gilman all of Sandown NH, and Harlan III (Skip) Gilman and Debby Thompson of Rochester, NH, along with 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Elaine was predeceased by her husband of 51years in 2003, her brother Philip Whittemore of Norway, Maine in 2012, and her granddaughter Allison Gilman of Rochester NH in March 2019.

The family would like to thank Daphne, from United Ambulance Community Paramedic Services in Lewiston for her caring and compassion in helping us to keep our mom at home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following:

Smile Train www.smiletrain.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.lls.org

Help Heal Veterans www.healvets.org

The Salvation Army www.salvationarmyusa.org

Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave Lewiston, Maine 04240

Donations to Community Paramedic Program can only be made by check payable to: United Ambulance Service 192 Russell Street Lewiston, Maine 04240 In memo - Community Paramedic Program


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Sue Martin

December 30, 2019

Elaine was charming and always concerned about others. She responded to even the smallest gesture of good will with a smile and a thank you note. No matter how she was feeling, she always welcomed visitors with a smile. She loved her family and will be greatly missed.

Judy Cunningham

December 29, 2019

Worked at Hunt for 24 years in the X-ray Department. Had many good times with Elaine in the 60's and 70's. Haven't seen her in many years but was sad to see that she had passed. My condolences to your family.