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Gloria M. Burnham, 76, beloved wife of Larry Burnham of Gloucester, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Born in Gloucester on November 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eleanor (Blatchford) Langley.
Gloria was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1958 and a graduate of Addison Gilbert School of Nursing in 1960. She began her lifelong and dedicated nursing career at Addison Gilbert as an LPN for several years before a long career at Greycliff Nursing Home, where she worked for 34 years. She then worked at Den Mar Nursing Home for 10 years before retiring. She truly loved her patients and was known for going the extra mile to care for them. Gloria was also very active on the committee for keeping Addison Gilbert Hospital open. She was a longtime Booster for Gloucester High School Athletics, and in her earlier years, supporter for the East Gloucester Vikings Peewee program. She also enjoyed cheering on her children and grandchildren throughout their athletic careers, and watching the Patriots.
She and her husband of 57 years, formed Lady In Red Stables, racing their thoroughbreds’ throughout New England and the East Coast. Gloria and Larry loved to travel, spending many trips around the world with their "Coffee Shop Gang." She was very proud of her immediate family especially her grandkids and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by her son, Larry Burnham and his wife, Trish and her grandson, Thomas R. of Rockport; her daughter, Eileen Burnham-Quinn and her grandson, Jason D. Quinn and great-grandson, Michael B. Quinn; her granddaughter, Jessica Rose Quinn and her fiancé, Michael Goulart, and great-granddaughter, Lilyana Raye Goulart all of Gloucester. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Donald Burnham (Alice) of Venice, Fla., and two sisters-in-law, Beverly McSwiggin (John Riley) and Deborah Bakaletz (Walter) of Salem. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Langley Jr.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to one’s favorite charity. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 9, 2017
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