FAIRFIELD, ME--Theresa M. Gilman, 83, of Fairfield, ME passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, unexpectedly, with family by her side. \r\n\r\nBorn in Waterville, ME, May 18, 1935, daughter of Fredrick and Theresa (Albert) Genness. Attended schools in Fairfield, ME and Limestone, ME. At sixteen she moved to Connecticut with family and returned a year later to Maine. \r\n\r\nTheresa attended Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville, ME. She was an extremely hard worker, holding jobs in a parachute factory in Connecticut, and the shoe shops in Norridgewock, ME and Skowhegan, ME. Theresa cleaned camps and houses, worked in restaurants, and even made and sold Christmas wreaths. Her greatest accomplishment was being an outstanding mother, grandmother, and friend, known as Mom and Nana to all. \r\n\r\nTheresa always wanted to be busy, especially enjoying time outside, from working in her gardens, to caring for her chickens, a lifelong passion. Picking fiddleheads, and even hunting and fishing. She target practiced and was an accurate shot, and built campfires with her children and grandchildren. Theresa loved baking molasses cookies for all her children and grandchildren, she was an amazing baker and cook, often creating new recipes from what she had laying around, and enjoyed cooking on the grill and having BBQs with her family. Theresa loved to relax in her chair during the evenings and knit or crochet blankets, hats, scarfs and mittens for her family. She played poker almost weekly with her family and taught us how to make Christmas wreaths. Theresa loved her dog Mini, she rarely did things without her, including taking her camping every year. Above all, is her family. No amount of words can go into the love and care she had for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Everything Theresa did in life she did with family and friends. Theresa left a lifelong legacy, she will be dearly missed, she is home now in Heaven. \r\n\r\nTheresa was predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Theresa (Albert) Genness; siblings, Joe Genness, Daniel Genness, Ida Gibbins and Freda Boulier.\r\n\r\nTheresa is survived by her husband, Wynne Savage; son, Dave Gilman; grandchildren, Adam and Sara (wife) Gilman, Jenny and John (husband) Robinson, Christina Gilman, Nikki Gilman; daughter, Maryann and Mike Brann; grandchildren, Michelle Brann, Jason Brann, Maryann and Chad (husband) Tompkins, Jessica Tuttle; daughter, Susan Gilman; grandchildren, Bobbi jo Gilman, Crystal and Todd (husband) Mushero, Michael Gilman, Kristina and Ryan (husband) Parker; daughter, Pam and Albert (husband) Knight; son, Sidney and Dawn (wife) Gilman; grandchildren, Riley Gilman, Matthew Gilman; daughter Holly and Jim (husband) Marston; grandchildren, Oopie Clement, Brittney Marston. Nine Brothers and sisters, 21 great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.\r\n\r\nServices will be private with family and close friends. \r\n\r\n"Coffee, Coffee in a cup, would I like some? Yup! Yup!"