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Turners Falls, MA - Gilmond ""Gil"" Lamore, 81, of Wentworth Ave died Friday 1/31/14 at home. He was born in Fort Kent, ME on December 14, 1932, the son of Alvin Herby and Desneige (Nadeau) Lamore. Gil attended local schools in Charlemont.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War achieving the rank of Corporal and was a member of the DAV.
Gil was a tractor-trailer driver for Agway, Rice Oil, and Davenport Trucking. Prior to that, he owned and operated Gil Lamore Excavating for 17 years. In his earlier years, Gil was an auto mechanic. He also worked with his father logging and on the family farm in Charlemont.
He was skilled in repairing anything that needed fixing, especially small engines, and was happy to spend his time helping out his many friends and neighbors when their lawn mower, snow blower, or chain saw broke down or if their small appliance needed fixing. He was also happy to help them put on a new roof or fix their fence and recently built a large shed in his back yard where he did this work.
Gil was a charter member of the Montague Lion's Club, serving as president from 1983 to 1985 and as secretary-treasurer for many years. He worked on all the Lion's projects and spent many hours laboring on their camp before it was sold. He was also a member of the Greenfield chapter of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Besides his wife, Nancy (Reipold) Lamore, Gil leaves two sons, Mark of Hawaii and Brian of Houston, TX, six brothers, John of Wethersfield, CT, Gilbert (Darcy) of Springfield, MA, Chester (Diane) of CT, William of Greenfield, Raymond (Pamela) and James (Linda), both of CT, four sisters, Angeline Collette of CT, Peggy Patenaude of CA, Beatrice Barnett and Patricia Martin, both of CT, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy.
At Gil's request, there will be no funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Hospice of Franklin Country, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home. Sympathy message available at www.kostanskifuneralhome.com.
Published in The Recorder from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3, 2014