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Toby Young Gill

Obituary for Toby Young Gill

September 20, 1940 - March 3, 2020
Hudson, New Hampshire | Age 79

Loving Mother, Wife and Friend


Toby Ann (Young) Gill, 79, passed quietly Tuesday morning March 03, 2020 at Southern NH Medical Center after succumbing to her battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born to Milton and Georgia (Gunnerson) Dixon September 20th, 1940 in Fitchburg, MA. Toby was a graduate of Caribou High School Class of 1958 where she lettered in basketball, served in Glee Club, Chordettes, President of Tri-Hi-Y and Secretary Northeast District YMCA Council. Post High School, she moved to Worcester, MA to attend Becker Junior College earning her degree in Medical Transcription in 1960. She worked at New England Deaconess Hospital and lived in Boston, MA. Toby married Stephen Young, May 1962 where they began their lives together in N. Salem, NH. Through his employment with Raytheon, they traveled extensively while growing their young family; Texas, California, Florida, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and returning to settle in Windham, NH in 1971.

She was a strong and resourceful Mother, finding the means to support herself and 4 children. Her warm personality and skill set gained her employment easily with Cyr Oil Company, The Salem Boys and Girls Club, and Digital Equipment Corporation. While with Digital, Toby was a long-standing member of Toastmasters. She held a Class B license and gained real enjoyment driving a school bus, interacting with children and assisting with field trips.

Later in life, Toby was fortunate to reconnect with John Gill and married in May 1996. Their union was a true friendship of shared interests, affording them opportunity to travel, pursue hobbies, and devote time to grandchildren. She shared her love of music, piano, dance, quilting and games. She adored her church community, gospel hymns and was an active member of the Litchfield Community Church, choir and food pantry. Her last years were spent as a resident at the Inn at Fairview.

Toby is predeceased by her late husband John Gill, brother Ken Dixon and his wife Alice and Sister-In-Law Anne (Young) Miller.

Toby is survived by her brother "Jack" Dixon and his wife Becky of Presque Isle ME; Son Peter Young and wife Kathleen of Derry NH, daughter Denise Donahue of Hudson NH, daughter Debbie Paolini and husband Frank of E. Hampstead NH and daughter Lynneah Gregory and husband Allen of Mission Hills KS; Stepsons Terry Gill and wife Elise of Amsterdam, Netherlands and Kevin Gill of Tooele, UT. She is blessed and survived by grandchildren, Jessica LeBoeuf, Derek and Lauren Donahue, Julie and Jordan Young, Gunner Gregory and Alysha and Ryan Brennan; doubly blessed with great grandchildren Gianna and Harper Luscomb. "Aunt Toby" is fondly remembered by 13 beautiful Nieces and Nephews; Cindy, Buzzer, Karin, Rob, Michael, Jon, Felicia, Mark, Lisa, Jimmy, Kate, Nancy, Jeff and her brother in law Robert Young, our "Uncle Bob".

The Family would like to offer our heartfelt and special thanks to the many caregivers in The Parker Memory Care Unit, The Inn at Fairview, Hudson, NH.

A Memorial service will be held, 2 pm March 9th, 2020 at the Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church Road (off Rt 111) Windham, NH 03087, with Pastor John H. Seiders officiating. A Mercy Dinner will follow at the Church where family and friends are invited to attend.

Those who wish to may make a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer's Foundation Of America in lieu of flowers can do so at this link

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