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Alfred Joseph Gilmore

September 9, 1947September 6, 2020

Alfred J. “Fred” Gilmore, age 72 of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Varnet) Gilmore.

Born in Cambridge, a son of the late Alfred J. and Evelyn (Pacheco) Gilmore and the brother of the late Michael Gilmore. He was a longtime New Bedford resident. Fred attended Bristol Community College and served his country in the United States Army. He was employed as a correction officer for 23 years at the Bridgewater State Correctional Institute, retiring in 1993.; He enjoyed trips to Cape Cod with Betty, was an avid golfer and a Boston Red Sox Fan. He loved lighthouses and sailboats. He enjoyed watching Zombie movies and being at home. But more than anything else, Fred loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Fred is also survived by his son Kevin J. Gilmore and wife Nicole of Weymouth; his three grandchildren, Zachary, Colin and Parker.

Arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. All arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s honor may be made to: American Kidney Foundation, 209 W. Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, Ma 01760 or American Heart Assc., 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. To leave a note of condolence:


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Felecia Livingston

September 22, 2020

Fred you are truly missed. Working with you was always a blessing,
screaming good morning every morning and get your raffles tickets. Even when you left Loomis you still call and checked up on everybody, we all with miss that call hearing your voice saying you still kicking. Make you rest in peace now my friend. God bless you and your family.

Bob Moura

September 15, 2020

My condolences to the family, I had the honor and pleasure to work with this awesome man at SECC may he rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten my Brother.

Tony Alphonse

September 14, 2020

Worked with Al back in the day. Real good man. May he rest in peace. 🙏

Margaret Borden

September 14, 2020

Sorry for your lost Betty. May Fred rest in peace. Its been along time since we spoke i remember all the little league baseball. Tell Kevin we send our thoughts and prayer to you both. Rip Fred

Judy Haskell

September 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Betty.

Steve Paiva

September 10, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Betty and all of Fred’s family and friends. I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with “ Freddy”for many years and he was a pleasant guy, always fun to be around and rarely uttered a harsh word to anybody. Rest easy Freddy and may you have eternal rest and peace!

Scott Sardinha

September 10, 2020

I worked with Fred for many years at Loomis Armored. He was a great man with the best love of life. From being on the road together to later doing dispatch together. Fred could always find humor in anything, and was a complete joy to be around. Even after his full retirement we always kept in touch, and let him know he was never forgotten. Well my friend you'll never be forgotten. I'll miss our phone calls and all the laughs we shared. My most heartfelt condolences to Betty, and their son Kevin. He had an amazing love for his family, and loved to talk about his grandchildren. It made him so proud, and then to have his first granddaughter he was so excited. I'm glad he was able to see and hold Parker. I pray Fred's memories live on in those kids. They'll always have a guardian watching over them. Thanks for all the laughs, and happy memories. Until we meet again Brother!


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