Glenda's Story

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Glenda Ruth (Kalinuk) Constant unexpectedly passed away on September 21st with her family by her side.
A life-long resident of Peabody, she had recently moved to Kingston, Mass.
Born on March 16, 1943 to John and Ruth (Peura) Kalinuk, she attended Peabody High School, graduating in 1961. After high school, she attended Carnegie Institute, and worked for the Mass General Blood Bank in Boston and the American Red Cross Blood Bank in Peabody. She also worked at the Rosewood Nursing Home for several years. Later in life she made a career shift and was employed in the banquet office of the Colonial Hilton and the Hilltop Steakhouse, retiring from the Hilltop in 2008.
An accomplished musician, Glenda played both the organ and the piano. She studied music theory at North Shore Community College and taught for Scotty Piano and Organ in Peabody. Any free time she had was spent playing and practicing. She loved to be with her family and would usually bring along a portable keyboard to entertain everyone.
Her fondest memories were spending time with her family in East Falmouth and North Conway, N.H. She loved biking, skiing, golfing, painting, going to the beach and watching her grandson play football and soccer. She was always the loudest fan there. Her family loved her cooking and she continued to make traditional dishes such as nisu and galumpkies.
Glenda was a member of the West Congregational Church in Peabody, where she made many friends and always had a smile on her face.
She was predeceased by her lifelong companion and identical twin sister, Gail Brann, whom she has missed terribly for the past five years, and her granddaughter, Sabrina Borghetti.
Glenda is survived by her brother, Willie Kalinuk of Ossippee, N.H.; her daughter, Audrey Constant of Kingston, Mass., and her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Anthony Borghetti of Salem, N.H. She is also survived by her grandson, Alex Borghetti, who was her favorite person in the world. Paul Brann; her brother-in-law, lives in Groveland, and her very good friend, Virginia Borghetti, lives in Ashburn, Va. She also has several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th at the West Congregational Church, 27 Johnson Street, Peabody. A luncheon in honor of her will be held in the church hall immediately following the ceremony.
Published on  September 29, 2017
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