CALABASH — Thomas Michael Gilmartin, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Born in New York City, New York, he was the son of the late John Gilmartin and Elizabeth Poland Gilmartin.
He was a retired power plant supervisor. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a Eucharist Minister, an active member of the church food pantry at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and former member of the Calabash Elks Lodge. He was a former volunteer fireman and served as chief of the New Hackensack Fire Department in Wappingers Falls, New York.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Noreen Coard Gilmartin; daughter, Maura Lyons of Poughkeepsie, New York; sons, Sean Gilmartin (Margaret) of Ossining, New York, and Kevin Gilmartin (Maureen) of Fishkill, New York; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
Memorials may be made to the Calabash Volunteer Fire Department, 892 Persimmon Road, Calabash, NC 28467.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.