Candyce Lynn Gilbert

  • Born: August 22, 1947
  • Died: January 23, 2021
  • Location: Groton, Massachusetts

Badger Funeral Homes, Inc.

347 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460

director@badgerfuneral.com
Tel. (978) 486-3709

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

Candyce Lynn Gilbert, Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother passed away on Saturday January 23, 2021 at the age of 73 due to combined complications from a neurological seizure and rapidly progressing Parkinson's.

Candyce, known to everyone as "Candy," was a caring, one-of-a-kind woman. Born in Santa Monica CA, August 22, 1947 to Gerald and Thelma Flood (originally from Indiana), she was the youngest of three children. She graduated from Santa Monica High School with fond memories and went on to obtain an Associated Arts degree.

Candy's very early "claim to fame" was being in the 1948 version of Music Man movie, as a baby, and being held by Alan Hale Jr. (the skipper from Gilligan's Island). Candy saved her Screen Actors Guild card from the movie. Candy continued growing up in California. She loved everything Disney and spoke fondly of being able to attend the opening day of Disneyland. Her dad was a printer with a business in Santa Monica CA, and became friends with UCLA Coach John Wooden, who gave the Flood family tickets to UCLA basketball games.

Candy was working for Hughes Aircraft, Culver City CA, as a librarian, when during a conversation of her family being from Indiana, Barry overheard and said he was from Indiana. Barry knew of and had met her Uncle George from Indiana. They began dating and were married on July 22, 1978. Barry and Candy moved from Culver City, CA and raised their daughter Sarah in Diamond Bar, CA until 1995 when they moved to Groton, MA.

Candy is predeceased by her siblings Richard Flood and Donna Rainer. She is survived by her husband Barry Gilbert, her daughter Sarah Taylor, and her three grandsons Riley, Jake, and Max all of Groton, MA. Candy also has niece's Patrisa Rainer McHone (Colorado), Elaine Vannoy (Idaho), and nephew Steve Rainer (California), other members of the Flood family, and many friends.

We are consoled that our Candy passed away comfortably at Apple Valley Center, Ayer, MA, and is now at peace.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Candy for a period of visitation on Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton, MA 01450.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation towards the fight against Parkinson's in Candyce Lynn Gilbert's memory to:
https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate, or

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton MA, 01460 978-486-3709 www.badgerfuneral.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Barry, just found out about Candy. Sure sorry to hear the sad news. Thoughts and prayers from this foxhole. Stay strong. God Bless.

Posted by COL(R) Steve Koons - Lebanon, TN - Friend   March 17, 2021

Dear Sarah, Riley, Jake, Max and Sarah's dad, Barry, all of us up in NH are thinking of you. We know what a close relationship you had with that amazing woman. We are sending our love!

Posted by Marilyn Knapp - Henniker, NH - Friend   February 07, 2021

Our love and prayers are always with you all. She will be missed and forever be a hole in our hearts in the shape of Minnie Mouse! Love you all. Miss you Mamma Gilbert!

Posted by Lara French - Townsend, MA - Family Friend   February 06, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Candy, you have had a rough journey this past couple of years. Your spirit lives on in your sweet daughter Sarah and her precious boys. You had a good life and leave behind great memories for your family. My condolences to Barry, may your heart be healed from the loss of your life's love, and to Sarah,
Jake, Riley, and Max. Much love, Patrisa (Patty) Rainer McHone

Posted by Patrisa McHone - Mead, CO - Family   February 06, 2021

I first met Candy when she was dating Barry. Barry and I go back to our days at Purdue when we lived in the same dorm. I was at their wedding. They lived only few blocks away from me when they lived in Diamond Bar, CA. I saw their daughter, Sarah, grow up in her early years before they moved to Groton. For a time we both worked at Rockwell in Anaheim. Barry, we go back a long way and it truly saddens me to hear of Candy's passing. Only my best to you and your family.
Russ Hansen
McKinney, TX

Posted by Russ Hansen - MC KINNEY, TX   February 03, 2021

We recall this trip to Gettysburg in 2015. What a treat it was! How quickly time passes. Barry, we hope and pray that some good memories overwrite the suffering. Dave and Dee

Posted by Dee and Dave Greulich Greulich - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   January 29, 2021


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We recall this trip to Gettysburg in 2015. What a treat it was! How quickly time passes. Barry, we hope and pray that some good memories overwrite the suffering. Dave and Dee