Kenneth David Gilmore, 70, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at his home in Belfast. Kenneth was born in Monroe on May 10, 1941 to the late Erna (Plummer) Gilmore and Everette Gilmore Sr.

He worked at Truitt Brothers shoe factory in Belfast, and also spent almost 12 years working in the woods with his family. Kenneth was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed forecasting the weather. He enjoyed rides in the country with his son Shawn.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Janice (Ellis) Gilmore; their son, Shawn Ellis of Belfast; his siblings, Maxine Seekins of North Searsport, Sharon Lamb and her significant other Bud of Searsport, Ruth Hamm and her husband Lloyd of Searsport, Paul Gilmore and his wife Katherine of Belfast, Leonard Gilmore and his wife Judy of Belfast, and Ada Gordon of Searsport; sister-in-law, Flo Gilmore of Searsport; grandchildren, Eric, Shawn and Philip Kenneth Ellis; several nieces, nephews and cousins; close family friend, Stephanie Kraft of Belfast; many many friends; and special cat, Hannah.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Smart Cemetery immediately following.

At the family’s request those who wish may make memorial contributions to Janice Gilmore, 15 Chickadee Circle, Belfast, ME 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at