Dorothy Fisher Gilmore died Monday, August 5 after a short illness in her Bedford home. She was 94.
Born in Syracuse, NY, she moved with her parents as a small child to Manchester, where she lived until removing to Bedford in 2016.
She was a graduate of Webster elementary school and Central High School and attended Ohio State University.
Possessed of a beautiful voice and musical skill, she performed for the USO during World War II and served as a guest soloist at many churches in the Manchester area. She appeared in productions of Bye, Bye Birdie and other musical comedies, and was a long-time member of the Voluntaires singing group.
Although principally a homemaker, Dorothy Gilmore was also employed part-time as secretary and office manager.
She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, the Molly Stark Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Manchester Women’s Club, and Order of the Eastern Star.
Dorothy Gilmore was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Philip E. Gilmore. She is survived by two sons, Peter of Pittsburgh, PA, David of Jonesboro, Arkansas, two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, four nieces, and a nephew.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 7 at Goodwin Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester from 4-6:30 pm, with a memorial service starting at 6:30 pm. Interment will be held at a later date.Funeral Home
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