Jewel A. Gilmore age 97, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed on to join her loving husband, Frank and son, Tom, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Scalabrini Villa.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen A. Finucane and husband James; and Barbara J. Grafeld and husband Michael. Three grandchildren, Deborah Renting, Michael Scully and Elizabeth Grafeld.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Biagio and Minnie (Mosher) Lepere. She lived in Johnston previously living in Providence. Jewel was a member of The Church of the Master in Providence and the Greenville Baptist Church. She worked for the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII, was the manager of the Grant Credit Department and worked as a secretary with the Boy Scouts of America for 15 years before retiring.
In between her working she made time to volunteer and support her children in 4-H and Boy Scouts. During her volunteering for the Boy Scouts she received various volunteer awards and was the first to receive the BSA Bernice Fitzgerald Volunteer Award for service.
She was a skilled seamstress and crocheted many baby outfits and blankets for family members.
She loved spending time playing cards and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a great baker and could always be counted on to bake a pie or make a banana bread. She was a member of the Smithfield Bowling League, and traveled extensively with her husband, to Mexico, Italy, Hawaii, Alaska and the Bahamas. They also made their dream trip across the US in their RV. Finally spending winters in Vero Beach Florida.
Her Life Celebration service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:30am in Greenville Baptist Church 582 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI 02828. Burial will be private.
As you know, Jewel loved being outside and enjoyed her time spent in the Memory Garden at Scalabrini, therefore, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Scalabrini Memorial Garden Brick Fund 860 North Quidnessett Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Kindly put Jewel’s name in the memo, as a brick will be installed on the garden path with her name on it.