David Noel Gilberti, 75, of Auburndale, Florida passed away July 12, 2022, at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole Anne (McIntyre) Gilberti, his daughter, Catherine Nichols and her husband, Lyle, his son, Christopher Gilberti and his wife Kaytie, and his son, Zachary Gilberti and his wife Valerie. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Cody, Evelyn, Anthony, and Violet. He is survived by his brother, Richard Gilberti and his wife Sharon. He is predeceased by his parents John A. Gilberti and Catherine A. (Fiore) Gilberti, and his brothers John A. Gilberti, Jr. and Donald R. Gilberti.
David was born on December 22, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in Somerville where he went on to work as an educator and administrator for his 35 year career. David was a caring person who encouraged his family and his students to strive for greatness. He was very proud of his children’s accomplishments as well as the beautiful families that they are raising. David loved to play cribbage, go camping, craft models, and build Lego kits. He enjoyed being a member of the drama club, where he met Carole in high school, singing in church, and performing with the Hampton Choraliers after his retirement. He especially loved traveling by planes, trains, automobiles, and r.v. trailers – seeing 46 states of his great country. He was a proud American who always had a flag raised at the homes he lived in.
A memorial service for David will be announced by the family at a later date.