Published 11:11 am, Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Anne Gilmore, 91, of The Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield and formerly of Elmhurst, N.Y., died March 14, 2010.
Born in New York, N.Y., to Dennis and Julia Campbell, she was a resident of Connecticut for more than 10 years.
Her career as a dental and medical assistant in New York City was enriched by the many interesting people she met along the way. A bridge player of considerable talent, it was those skills that became an entry to new friendships at 3030 Park Ave. in Bridgeport, when she moved there in 1999.
In the years she lived at 3030 Park Ave., she was part of a loyal group of University of Connecticut Husky fans, cheering enthusiastically for the women's basketball team. As a baseball fan, she is remembered for taking family members to her beloved Brooklyn Dodgers games at Ebbets Field.
Gilmore enjoyed travel, with trips to Ireland and Africa being among her favorite memories. She loved the theater and was always available to gather a group for dinner and a play or the ballet.
Survivors include her sister, Innis Niles of St. Augustine, Fla.; nieces, Maybeth Wirz of Stratford, Denise Turk of Murrieta, Calif., Susan Woolhiser of Baltimore, Md., and Pat Niles of New York, N.Y.; and her nephews, John and Dennis Niles of St. Augustine, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her sister, May Woolhiser.
Gilmore donated her body to Yale to further the education of students.
A family celebration of her life will be private.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to The Smile Train at 41 Madison Ave., 28th floor, New York, NY 10010; or to The Jewish Home for the Elderly, 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT 06825; or a charity of one's choice. The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com