Antrim NH — Lyman Gillan Gilmore was born on June 23, 1933. He grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and, during World War II, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He went to Middlebury College, got an MA from Bridgeport State University, and a Doctorate of Education from Boston University. His first major job was with Baldridge Reading Services, which required him to travel a great deal.
While on assignment in New Hampshire he saw a posting for a job at Nathaniel Hawthorne College, where he became the Chair of the English Department. He later took a job as full Professor at New England College, where he created and directed the Writing Center. He had a private practice in family and couple's therapy. He was a writer and editor of the Antrim paper, The Limrik, was on the board of directors for the Antrim Tuttle Library, and was honored in 2013 as the Antrim Grange Citizen of the Year. He was also a magician skilled in slight of hand.
He died October 29, 2021. He was predeceased by his father, Lyman Gilmore, Sr., his mother, Anne Gilmore, and his brother, William "Bill" Gilmore. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Gilmore, and his children, Richard Gilmore, and his wife, Ellen, and Lisa Carne, and her husband, Kevin, and grandsons, Emerson and Gillan.
A memorial to his "great adventure" will be held at the Antrim town hall on December 11th at 10 am, followed by a reception at Alberto's restaurant, Bennington, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Antrim rescue squad, or in honor of Lyman's love of books, the Antrim library.
Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Nov. 11, 2021.
Lyman was my professor at NEC. He was a brilliant man, but even more importantly he was kind. It was a blessing knowing him.
Jenny Kleinberg Cooley
December 5, 2021
oh, lyman, dear, dear man. what a true blue friend you were to my mom, zane, and to me. i will always love you.
November 22, 2021
So sorry to hear of Lymans passing. I knew him from NEC and he once put on a workshop with me and two others at Goddard College in the early 1970's.
November 13, 2021
Richard and Lisa, it was such a privilege to know your dad. He was one of the most intelligent and compassionate men I have ever met. I will never forget the wonderful times I spent in his company. I know how much you will miss him. Please know that you are in my family's thoughts at this very difficult time.