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Obituary: Roy Weston Gilmore, 92, Army Veteran, Cabinet Maker, Outdoorsman

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Roy’s memory to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport or to Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street, Newport, RI 02840.

Photo: O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home
Photo: O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home

Roy Weston Gilmore, 92, of Carey Street, Newport, died peacefully at home with his family and friends.

Born in Watham, Massachusetts, May 30, 1922, he was the son of harry S. and Agnes M. Gilmore. He was a graduate of Rogers High School and soon after enlisted in the Army on December 9, 1942 at Fort Adams. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines as staff Sergeant of Battery B 198th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion until 1946.

Roy was a self-employed cabinetmaker of fine American period furniture in Newport. He volunteered as a wood working and boat building instructor for the Museum of Yachting at Fort Adams.

Roy was a great outdoorsman, seaman and naturalist. He could be seen walking often or rowing his wooden skiff at Green Bridge around the Ocean Drive. He was a member of the Green Bridge Sportsman’s Club

Roy was an avid reader and volunteered at the Newport Public Library. He was a longtime member of Emmanuel Church.

He is survived by his son Russell G. Gilmore and his wife Nona F. Gilmore of Newport, R.I., his brother Ralph Gilmore and his wife Diane, his sister in law Alma Gilmore, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Gilmore, his son Roy A. Gilmore, and his brothers Frank, Harry and Edward. All who knew him were enriched by his gentle spirit and love for life.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Roy’s memory to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport or to Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street, Newport, RI  02840.

mike westman July 08, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Fine man

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