Daniel Joseph Gilmore III ’72

Daniel Joseph Gilmore III ’72 died on March 9, 2005, in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Born on May 26, 1950, in Malden, MA, he prepared for college at Franklin (MA) High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1972, he taught at Franklin High School until 1979, while at the same time serving as a part-time resident director at Dean Junior College (beginning in 1973). In 1979, he graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts that year and in Maine in 1980. After practicing with the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr, in 1987 he was the founding member of the Franklin law firm of Gilmore, Rees, Carlson, and Cataldo LLP. He served on the Franklin Town Council from 1981 to 1987 and was its chair from 1984-85. From 1987 to 1990, he was a member of the Franklin School Committee, and from 1990 to 1995 he was a member of the Franklin Historical Commission. Through the years he also served as Franklin’s representative to the Norfolk County Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. He was an incorporator of the Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank, the Fletcher Hospital Corporation, and the Milford Regional Hospital. He was a trustee of Dean College, where he had coached football in 1975, and was a Franklin Youth Basketball coach from 1990 to 1993. A member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he was a teacher and a lay reader, he served as president of the Franklin Rotary Club in 2000. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1997. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Balfour Gilmore, whom he married in 1973 in the Chapel at Bowdoin; a son, Daniel J. Gilmore IV of Franklin; a daughter, Laura B. Gilmore of Franklin; and two brothers, Michael Gilmore of Cumberland, RI, and Shaun P. Gilmore ’76 of Denver, CO.