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William W. Gilman Sr.

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William W. Gilman Sr. Obituary
William W. Gilman Sr. 68, of Thelma Drive, Hope Valley, and Fort Myers, Fla., died peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Alberta (Locke) Gilman.
Born in Westerly on Sept. 29, 1942, he was the son of the late Milton N. and Thelma (Roberts) Gilman.
Mr. Gilman retired as the President of Western Mass Blasting after 40 years. He was an EMT and charter member of the Hope Valley Ambulance Corps, coached Chariho Little League and was a former member of the Hope Valley Fire Department. He also served as Town Sergeant for the Town of Hopkinton.
Bill loved working around his yard and maintaining his fish pond at his home overlooking Locustville.
Besides his loving wife of over 48 years, he will be sadly missed by his three sons, William W. Gilman Jr. and his wife Frances of Richmond, Michael N. Gilman and his wife Heidi of Ashaway and James T. Gilman and his wife Deanna of Stonington. He also leaves his brother, John A. Gilman and his wife Diane of Hope Valley. He was the loving grandfather of William W. Gilman III, Colin T. Gilman, Courtney A. Gilman, Rachel A. Gilman, Jacob J. Gilman, Adam J. Gilman, Bryan A. Hall, Brandon G. Hall, and Kate C. Hall.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St., Hope Valley.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 143 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 or Hope Valley, Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 205, Hope Valley, RI 02832.
Published in The Westerly Sun on May 3, 2010
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