Cover photo for Nancy O'Brien-Gilman's Obituary
Nancy O'Brien-Gilman Profile Photo
1947 Nancy 2021

Nancy O'Brien-Gilman

July 15, 1947 — December 7, 2021

Nancy O’Brien-Gilman, 74, of Sutton, VT passed away suddenly on December 7, 2021 due to a massive stroke.

Nancy was born on July 15, 1947 in Franklin, MA and is the only child of Elliott and Helena (Dwyer) O’Brien.  Nancy was a lifelong caretaker that cared for her parents, children and grandchildren kissing away any boo boo she could find.  Nancy extended her caring spirit while working at Lyndon State College.  Many students looked to her as a second Mom in the snack bar because of her caring way of wanting to learn about and talk with anyone.  Nancy’s true superpower was converting strangers into friends within seconds.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton Gilman; her children, John Lomas, Peter Lomas, Nancy Bildir; her grandchildren, Curtiss Briggs (Rachel Sparks), Axel Bildir, and Ayla Bildir; her sons-in-law, Bruce Nobil and Barlas Bildir.

Nancy will be remembered and missed by all that were blessed to be a part of her life including friends, family, pets and store clerks everywhere.

You may call on the family on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.  A short prayer service will follow the calling hours at the end of the night.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nancy O'Brien-Gilman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Prayer Service

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Starts at 7:30pm

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndon, VT 05851

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree