July 25, 1923 ~ January 20, 2004
In Wallingford, Jan. 20, 2004, Warren R. Gilmore, 80, of 22 Masonic Ave., formery of Hamden, husband of 30 years to the late Norma Noto Gilmore, father of Elizabeth J. Dunbar and her husband, John M. of Worcester, MA, Wendy A. Cayward and her husband, Darren of Hamden, Thomas A. Gilmore and his wife Gail A. of Cheshire and Robert W. Gilmore and his wife, Lorri A. of New Baden, IL, brother of George H. Gilmore of North Haven, grandfather of Sean, Kimberly and Megan Dunbar, Emma Cayward, Matthew and Lauren Gilmore, Tyler and Courtney Gilmore. He was predeceased by sisters, Clara Bewerse, Isabella Bergmann and a brother, David P. Gilmore. Warren was born in New Haven, July 25, 1923, a son of the late Robert James and Clara Buchta Gilmore. Warren served in the Army during WW II in China, Berma and India and was a member of CT National Guard for 28 years where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He received and Associate degree from New Haven College and had worked at Winchester Repeating Arms for 22 years and later retired from Colt Firearms as a plant supervisor retiring in 1988 after 25 years of service. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of New Haven were he was an ordained Deacon was a senior warden and served on the vestry. He was and active member of many Masonic orginizations including Day Spring Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M. where he was Past Master in 1969 and was Chaplain for 4 terms, District Deputy of the Grand Lodge of CT 1984-86, member of Alice Chapter # 76 O.E.S, Worthy Grand Patron O.E.S. for the state 1982-83, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of New Haven, Lafayetty Consistory of Bridgeport, he became a 32 degree Mason on May 1, 1970, member of National Sojourners - Hartford Chapter #56 were he was Past President and Past Commander. He also volunteered at the Masonic Home and Hospital for several years. Funeral service Friday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Ave., New Haven. Friends may call Thurs. from 3 - 8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Masonic Service by Day Spring Lodge will be at 7 PM. Burial with Military Honors in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.