Barbara E. Gloss
July 6, 1925 – October 26, 2018
Barbara E. Gloss, age 93, passed away peacefully on Friday October 26, 2018, at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody, MA. Barbara was born on July 6, 1925 and lived most of her life in Winthrop, MA. She was a graduate of Winthrop High School in 1943. She married Harry Gloss, Jr. on June 3, 1945 and had four children. She served as President for both Hadassah and B’nai B'rith for many years. She was a loving daughter and caretaker for her mother, husband, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. They were the source of her greatest happiness. After making sure all of her children went to college, Barbara went back to school at the age of 61 and received her B.S. degree in Gerontology from UMass Boston. She was an advocate and lobbyist for the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans and the Alzheimer’s Association. She loved the arts and studied sculpting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for many years. Barbara had an uncanny ability to make everyone she touched feel special. She is survived by her children: Cynthia Heyman of Delray Beach, Florida, Adrienne Blue of Lynnfield, Stanley Gloss of Middleton, and Marjorie Sheris of Beverly. She is also survived by siblings Esta Sweet and Leon Greenberg, both of Florida.
Family and friends whose lives Barbara touched are invited to celebrate her life at the STANETSKY-HYMANSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 10 Vinnin Square, Salem, MA on Monday October 29, 2018 at 11 AM. Shiva will be celebrated beginning at the home of Stanley Gloss on Monday 10/29 from 5-9 PM, Tuesday 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM, and on Wednesday 2-5 PM. Shiva will then be observed at the home of Adrienne Blue on Thursday, 11/1 from 5-7:30 PM, Friday 10 AM-12 PM, and Saturday evening 7-9 PM. Evening services will be held at 7 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings.
Donations can be made in Barbara’s name to the Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.
- Harry Gloss, Husband
- Cynthia Heyman, Daughter
- Adrienne Blue, Daughter
- Stanley Gloss, Son
- Marjorie Sheris, Daughter
- Esta Sweet, Sister
- Leon Greenberg, Brother
- Alzheimer's Association
- Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2018
- Interment Monday, October 29, 2018
- Shiva Monday, October 29, 2018
- Shiva Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- Shiva Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Shiva Thursday, November 1, 2018
- Shiva Friday, November 2, 2018
- Shiva Saturday, November 3, 2018
Barbara E. Gloss
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