Donald E. Gilmore
Donald E. Gilmore
  • September 3, 1931 - October 10, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Donald E. Gilmore, resident of Metairie, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Emile and Hilda Gilmore.

Beloved husband of 64 years to Henrietta (Sally) Combel Gilmore. Preceded in death by his sister Alice Mae Giles and brothers Rene Gilmore and Roy Gilmore. Father of Donna Mire (James - deceased), Bob Gilmore (Lisa), Barry Gilmore and Dave Gilmore (Marie). Grandfather of Crystal, Kyle, Tiffany, Elizabeth, Natalie and Nicole. Great-grandfather of Mason.

Donald served our country in the Korean War as a Cpl – Army Artillery. He was employed as an Optician, manually grinding eye glass lenses prior to the industry’s use of computers. He served as a faithful parishioner for 15 years at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Orleans and for the last 47 years as a parishioner of Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Metairie.

Visitation will be from 9AM – 12PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lake Lawn Funeral Home, located at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124. Mass will be in the chapel and followed by burial in the All Saints Mausoleum at Lake Lawn Metairie, Cemetery.

Masses are preferred, in lieu of flowers.