Jeffrey A Gilmore
January 13, 1946 – July 19, 2020
Jeffrey A. Gilmore of Canton, MA passed away on July 19th, 2020 after a long battle with a neurodegenerative disease.
Beloved husband of Mindy Grodofsky-Gilmore. Son of the late Mack and Mildred Gilmore. Loving father of Lauren Fulmer and her husband Will, Jonathan Gilmore and Matthew Gilmore. Adoring Papa to Joshua and Shira.
Jeffrey was born in New York and relocated to Boston as a young child. He attended Boston Latin School and then went on to earn his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University, where he was a proud member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He also received his masters degree in economics at Northeastern University. He spent thirty-two years of his career working at Hobbs Brook Management in their technology department, eventually serving as their VP, Chief Information Officer before his retirement.
He was an avid Boston sports fan and a strong supporter of his children's alma maters. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved Golden Retriever, Brewster. He enjoyed traveling and was always looking for new bakeries to try. No bakery line was too long! He will forever be remembered for his infectious smile and dry sense of humor. We love you and will miss you.
Family graveside services will be privately held on Wednesday, July 22nd . Outdoor Shiva will be observed at Jeffrey's late residence on Wednesday, July 22nd from 4-8pm, Thursday July 23rd from 2-4 and 6-8 and Friday, July 24th from 1-4pm. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Orchard Cove/HSL 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton Ma 02021; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet 0245 Sage Way, Aspen CO 81611; Camp Bauercrest 17 Old County Rd, Amesbury, MA 01913, or Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue www.ygrr.org
Funeral Services and Burial are Private
Jeffrey A Gilmore
July 25, 2020
My sweet cousin Jeffery was a sweet gentle guy! He was my oldest cousin! I will always remember his beautiful smile!Rest in Peace! I will will miss dearly!!!!
July 23, 2020
An incredibly patient, funny, and deeply caring man. He was my first and only Uncle and I was his first and only nephew. We had a lot of good chats...some on long rides to NJ with Lauren and back.
I am pretty sure he taught me all I know about the Celtics and although he did not know it, and neither did I until recently, he also taught me a lot about being a Dad.
May his memory be a blessing and may he be peaceful, smiling, and eating his favorite foods forever and ever.
July 23, 2020
Jeffrey you will always be remembered as the greatest brother in law , dad , husband , and friend . we shared so many fun times
watching our children grow up, especially at the beach house at Nantasket Beach .
Rest in Peace
July 22, 2020
-I met Jeff in 1963 freshman dorm, used to talk about everything, all night especially sports and his Boston teams. Jeff convinced me to pledge Sigma Alpha Mu. Buddies at Bucknell, we roomed together and had many fun times.
-Jeff loved music. Jeff and I would visit local jukebox rehab store, spend hours going through piles of unknown 45-rpm records. The only fight I ever had with Jeff was over one of those 45s, Yesterday by the Beatles. Played that record today.
-I followed Jeff’s lead on picking electives courses. The first Religion 101. He said “Easy A, No sweat!” In first class, we’re introduced to other 5 students, all Religion Majors, all well known to the Professor. After a few classes, told because such an advanced class there would be extensive outside readings. Second course Psychology 101, auditorium course. Another Easy A? What we liked best were only had to attend first and last (final exam) class. Final exam counted 100%. We could cut classes and sun on the SAM House roof! For final, Jeff and I spent 3 days (day & night) reading reference book, diagnosing each other’s side effects from no sleep and too many sweets. In both cases, got B’s. Thanks Jeff.
-Everyone liked Jeff. He was so friendly, had great smile, neat laugh, classic Bostonian expressions when upset that I can’t repeat, immaculate dresser. He loved helping us play jokes on other SAM brothers and was good-natured about those played on him. Very good friend to all of us.
-Since graduation in 1967, I only saw Jeff at Bucknell Reunions and SAM get-togethers, though we talked on the phone for years.
I hope there is a special place in Heaven for Bostonians and that Jeff is their new social director. A peace of me is gone now, but many memories remains, thanks to Jeff who I will miss very much.
July 22, 2020
Jeff and I spent an amazing summer together as kitchen boys at Camp Pembroke. We learned a lot about team and working together. It was a fantastic preparation for college We were the B boys. Bucknell and Bowdoin. The hell with Harvard.
July 22, 2020
I met Jeff at Bucknell in 1963. We were in the same SAM pledge class. We were close friends at BU and had many great times at parties and other functions that I probably should not elaborate on further.
I recall Jeff was Social Chairman. As such he organized the parties, which were generally considered the best on campus. Also, I recall that Jeff put himself in charge of the House record player. There was virtually a continuous flow of music, which created a lively atmosphere in the fraternity house. He was the one who usually selected what music was played, and we had some good-natured "debates" on which songs to play. Jeff was a good guy, very popular, and possessed a great sense of humor. Unfortunately, I had lost touch with him in recent years. Basically, I only saw him at Reunions.
Rest in peace, Jeff. We will miss you.