portrait picture for William Floyd Gilmore

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The family will have private services along with military funeral honors.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warriors in honor of William Floyd Gilmore.

William Floyd Gilmore


October 30, 1932 - July 19, 2020

William Floyd Gilmore passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2020 at the age of 87.  Floyd was born in Birmingham, AL in 1932.   At the age of 17, he left high school to follow his brothers to serve in the U.S. Navy.  While serving his country, he was assigned to the Shangri la and the Antietam aircraft carriers.  He met his future bride, Clara Thibedeau at a dance while stationed on ship in Boston.  Clara and Floyd began their lives together as husband and wife in 1953.  He was hired as a traveling shoe salesman for Alden Shoe Company after the owner of the company discovered him while working at Jordan Marsh and was impressed with his demeanor.  He, Clara and his two children moved to CT in 1962.  Floyd was an avid fisherman/boater turned golfer, having been a member of Shorehaven Golf Club since 1976.  Floyd retired from Alden in 2018 after 60 years of dedicated service. 

Floyd is survived by his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Clara Thibedeau, four children – Randy Joseph Gilmore (Cindy), Donna Marie Soltes (William), Laurie Ann Dillon (Michael), and Diane Gilmore Eppert (Ron), 8 wonderful grandchildren – B.J., Bryan, Barry, Grant, Wyatt, Travis, Mickey and Erin, 9 great-grandchildren – Billy III, Bryson, Aubreylynn, Natalie, Brooklynn, Alden, Savannah, Emig and Emma, his sisters – Barbara and Delores, many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.

As we say goodbye to this southern gentleman, please know that he will always be in our hearts and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

The family will have private services along with military funeral honors.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warriors in honor of William Floyd Gilmore.

  1. So sorry for hearing about the passing of Floyd he was a great person very interesting to talk to I’m sure he will be deeply missed deepest condolences Mimi and lou soltes

    July 22, 2020
    Lou soltes -
  • To Clare and All of William Floyd’s Family,
    I was sorry to hear that Floyd passed away. May Floyd RIP. Sending Peace, Love and Prayers to all who knew, cared for and loved him.
    I always enjoyed taking with Floyd. He always had a smile and friendly discussion. Floyd you will be missed, RIP. Love Anna

    July 24, 2020
    Anna Mastrolillo -
  • Rest in Peace my friend. A classy guy and a better friend. I know they have a place for you in heaven. It was an honor to know you. Say “Hi” to Spinner for me and we will all meet again. Love,
    Gary “Moose” Lawrence & Sharon

    July 27, 2020
    Sharon Lawrence -
  • We send our deepest condolences to your family. Just heard if Floyd’s passing today from Keith. It’s very hard to stay on top of all this during thus pandemic but please know he will be missed sorely!!

    August 2, 2020
    Tom and Elke Kruger -
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