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Gloria J. Gamache, 84

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gloria J. (Martin) Gamache, 84, of Dover, N.H., and formerly of North Adams, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Williamstown Commons with her family by her side after a short illness.

She was born in Adams, Mass., on January 29, 1934, daughter of Dennis and Lillian (Sirard) Martin. She attended Adams schools and graduated from the former Notre Dame Parochial School in North Adams. She also studied nursing at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Ill.

Gloria worked as a caregiver out of her own home for about 20 years until her retirement. Before that, she worked at Arnold Print Works and as a receptionist for the late Dr. George Mullen.  

She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Gloria loved caring for people, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, former North Adams Police Chief Kenneth Paul Gamache, whom she married on February 1, 1951; two daughters, Debra L. Norcross and her husband, William H., of North Adams and Krista M. Lomartire and her husband, Adam K., of Dover, N.H.; four grandchildren, Beth N. Choquette and her husband, Jamie G., of Cheshire, William K. Norcross and his wife, Celia R., of Adams, and Chelsea B. Lomartire and Alex K. Lomartire, both of Dover, N.H.; five great-grandchildren, Jacob W. Keplinger, Evan W. Norcross, Jackson H. Keplinger, Tyler J. Norcross, and Drew C. Norcross; and several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Gomeau, Patty Demers and Charles Demers and his wife, Susan.  

She was predeceased by infant twins Dennis and Kenneth; and by her sister and best friend, Madeline Demers.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Gloria Gamache will be celebrated Monday, January 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.  Burial will be at a later date in Southview Cemetery.  

Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass., are Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Masses in her memory or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, an organization that was dear to her heart in care of the funeral home.

Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Debbie, so sorry for your loss, I remember your mother as a kind, loving, cheerful person May the memories of wonderful times soothe your pain
from: Richard Duranton: 01-14-2019

Sending my most sincere sympathy for the loss of Gloria, a dear friend of mine. May she rest in peace.
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