Terence 'Terry' Gilmore Terence "Terry" Gilmore of Kearny, N.J., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Englewood Medical Center after a short illness. He was 70 years old. The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison, NJ 07029 on Friday, March 17, at 10:15 am. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison at 11 am. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and Friday after 9:30am. His cremation will be private. For directions or to send condolences to his family, please visit www.mulliganfh.com . Born in Newark, Terry was raised along with his five siblings in Harrison, N.J., before moving to Kearny 40 years ago. He graduated from Montclair State College in 1975 with a bachelor of science degree. He retired as the acting battalion chief for the Harrison Fire Department, where he worked for many years retiring in 2010. During that time, he was also a gym teacher on his days off for East Newark School. Prior to that, he worked for Western Electric, Newark, N.J., for five years in the computer department. Terry was very involved in his community and over the years volunteered his time as a coach for the Harrison Little League as well as being a high school football referee throughout Hudson, Essex and Union counties. He also served on the board of the Harrison Police and Fireman's Federal Credit Union in Harrison, and was a member of the Irish American Club of Kearny and the Harrison East Newark Elks, BPOE No. 2326. He also volunteered with Holy Cross Church and the Harrison Seniors Center. He was well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judith (nee Cifelli) of 46 years; loving children, Sharon Tortorello (late Michael), Donna O'Donnell (Michael), Debbie Gilmore, Christina Nidowicz (Joseph), and Michael (Yolanda); dear siblings, Eugene Gilmore (Maureen) and Sharon Catrambone (late Ronald); cherished grandchildren, Christina, Briana, Amber, Michael and Haley O'Donnell, Michael, Alexa and Gina Tortorello, Avery and Rylie Garing, Michael, Keira, and Haleyne Gilmore, Michelle Predi and JoJo Nidowicz and his sister-in- law, Anita Gilmore. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by parents, John and Marie Gilmore (nee Noon); his brothers, Kevin and John, sister Kathleen Russell (Eddie), son in law, Michael Tortorello, and brother-in-law, Ronald Catrambone. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Terry.
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