Lori Sue (Gilbert) Close, age 53, of Bath, NY died Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Lori was born on March 4, 1968 in Bath to Lawrence and Dorothy (Shaut) Gilbert. She graduated from Livonia High School. Lori was the life of the party; loving to dance and sing to whatever was playing along with being the social butterfly at any event was her to a T. She loved her animals, her family and her soap operas. Lori had a passion for working on cars; she worked in Avon for many years doing everything from mixing paints to detailing work. She is survived by her daughter, Miranda Gilbert-Smalt of Corning, NY; companion, Guy Nash of Bath; sister, Cheryl (Daniel) Gilbert-Smalt; niece, Raychel (Ryan) Makitra; nephew, Daniel (Jess) Smalt; great nephews and nieces, Justin & Audrina Makitra and Colten & Ainsley Smalt; and her bedside pup, Peanut. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Dorothy Gilbert. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mitchellsville, NY. Lori's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.