She treasured all things Marblehead. But,
she was a Marblehead treasure herself. And the Town knew it. She
died on January 27, 2004 at the age of 91, leaving an example of
volunteerism and historical knowledge for others to follow. In 2001
she was honored by the Marblehead Forever Committee for her lifetime
of effort on behalf of the Town she loved. She was also recognized
as the Chamber of Commerce's "Person of the Year," in 2001.
She came to Marblehead in 1947 and in just a few years was already
volunteering to assist an effort to save Town records from the damp,
darkness of Abbot Hall's basement. As was reported in the Salem News
in an article by Michaal Puffer, "Gosling immersed herself in town
activities, social organizations, history groups, and volunteer efforts."
The Red Cross, the Marblehead Historical Commission and the Marblehead
Historical Society, restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic
display in The Old Town House, and finally faithfully working in
Abbot Hall's store and conduction tours of the building, her good
works were constant and selfless.
She was buried at Waterside Cemetary.