Margaret Gilbert

Margaret "Maggie" Gilbert (DeBenedictis)

Monday, October 17th, 1988 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Margaret “Maggie” Gilbert, née DeBenedictis, 31, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on February 13, 2020, due to complications from childbirth. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Maggie will be dearly missed by her adoring husband of three years, Ryan. Her legacy will live on through their beautiful son, Aiden Patrick, whom the couple welcomed into the world on February 10.

She leaves behind her loving parents, Andrew and Carol DeBenedictis of Point Pleasant, NJ; brother Andrew DeBenedictis; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Furmato; father and mother-in-law, Kevin and Stacey Gilbert of Bridgewater, NJ; and sisters, Kylie Gilbert and Erin Gilbert.

Maggie was cherished by her many aunts and uncles: Joseph and Mary Furmato, Mark and Judit Furmato, Jill and Jim Keough, Scott DeBenedictis, and Lisa and Fred DeFeo. She loved her close-knit relationship with her cousins, Jillian Keough, Andy DeFeo, Joseph and Erica Furmato, Christopher Furmato, Caroline Furmato, Alec Furmato, Erica Furmato, Nicholas Furmato, Paul Furmato, Stephanie and Matt Kernasovic, and Theresa Velardi Furmato. With her passing, she joins her uncles, Paul Furmato and Jayme DeBenedictis and her paternal grandparents, Andrew and Eleanor DeBenedictis in Heaven.

Maggie was born on October 17, 1988 in Long Branch, NJ. She graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 2007 and went on to earn her B.S. in accounting from Kean University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also attended the MBA program at Georgian Court University. She went on to work in her field at Ferraro Foods in Piscataway, NJ.

She loved to watch and play tennis and was captain of the OCC State Championship team. As a water-lover and self-proclaimed ‘dolphin’, she loved to swim and be at the beach with her family. She loved traveling, going to the movies, and spending time with her husband in their new home.

All who encountered Maggie had the privilege of experiencing her infectious laugh and huge, kind heart. Maggie will always be remembered for how fiercely she loved her family and friends.

All are welcome to attend her wake on Wednesday, February 19 from 4-8 pm at O’Brien Funeral Home in Brick, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 11 am at St Martha's Roman Catholic Church, 3800 Herbertsville Road, Point Pleasant.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maggie’s memory to the Aiden Patrick Gilbert Trust Fund c/o Vernoia, Enterline and Brewer, 91 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Martha's Church
    3800 Herbertsville Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father David Swantek


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Scott Brady

Posted at 09:53pm
Just got back a while ago from Maggie’s wake. The Deacon gave a beautiful prayer service. My condolences to Ryan and both of their families. All of the employees From Maggie’s Ferraro Foods family are heartbroken.


I only met you for a moment at Maggie’s wake, but I can see how much you loved each other. I pray that you and your families have the strength and power from God to heal from this tragedy. I can’t imagine the pain you are all feeling. I will continue to pray for you.

Scott from Ferraro Foods

Anabel Jaworovich

Posted at 08:07am
Maggie we loved you the instant we saw you. We have so many wonderful memories of the happy times we shared with you - it’s just too hard to pick just one. We will always love you and you will always be with us. Love, Aunt Anabel and Uncle Jay

Eric Toth Furmato

Posted at 05:17pm
Thank you for being my friend Maggie. I keep hearing my text go off and think it's you. I will miss all of our girl talks. Thanks for listening. I'll miss our dinner dates, coordinating holidays so we can be together, cheating on secret santa so we get each other, laughing with you and so much more. I will miss you forever. Rest in peace my dear, sweet friend. I love you.

Scott Brady

Posted at 04:03pm
Maggie, I only worked with you for 8 months (tomorrow). You always had a smile on your face and wished it was Friday (I would always kid you when it wasn’t). No words can express my sorrow and I will always cherish the time I knew you at Ferraro Foods. God bless you and your family at this most difficult time. May the power of God help you through this week and the following weeks to come. You will be in my prayers and all of your friends from your Ferraro Foods family. You will be sadly missed 😞😢

Margaret Furmato

Posted at 03:23pm
Maggie, love you forever and ever and ever . you were the best thing that ever happened to all of us Grandma and


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