Gloria Dorothy Gayne

May 18, 1930September 3, 2017

Gloria Gayne, 87

Waterville – Gloria Dorothy Gayne, 87, passed from this life on Sunday September 3, 2017. She was born on May 18, 1930 in Benton, the eldest daughter of Madeline (Gilley) and Norman Gerald. She grew up in Belfast and Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School, Class of 1950.

Gloria worked in the shoe department of Butler’s Department Store in Waterville before joining Hollingsworth and Whitney which later became Scott Paper and she retired in 1985. She is remembered as a hardworking, conscientious, and dependable worker – the kind that sets the bar for having a good work ethic and inspiring others.

Gloria was a lifelong and active member of the Baptist Church. She also belonged to the Benton Grange. In her “spare” time she liked to bowl. She took a measure of pride in her lawn and she could be seen wearing a sun hat riding her mower. In quieter times she liked to crochet, play cards and take day trips. Gloria will be most remembered for being a loving and caring woman.

Gloria is survived by her two sons: Doug Gayne of Augusta; Scott Gayne and his wife Terri of Winslow; her three grandchildren: Tim Gayne, Michelle Gayne, Tyler Gayne; as well as her cousin, who was like a sister, Faylene Holt of Fairfield. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Gayne in 1998, her sister Janet West in 2017, and her long-time partner Robert Cyr in 2017.

A Grave side Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday September 9, 2017 in Pine Grove Cemetery, 88 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with Gloria’s family.

For those who wish, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Gloria’s memory to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gloria Dorothy Gayne

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Craig Giroux

September 8, 2017

Scott, Sorry to hear of your loss....Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Dee (Gayne) Perrault

September 8, 2017

So Sorry for your loss.

Ron Voisine

September 8, 2017

Doug and Scott, Cathy and I are sorry for your lost. Your Mom was a very kind, caring,and patient lady. I remember my Mom and your Mom were always talking about the kids and old times back in their school days. I'll always remember her smile and laughter at family gatherings when the kids were young. Sorry we will not be able to make the burial. Take Care

Juliette, Erin, and Camden Akins

September 8, 2017

To the Gayne family my deepest sympathy. May your memories help you through this difficult time and may you know that she is at peace and without pain. God bless you all, Julie, Erin and Camden Akins.

Priscilla and Ron Doucette

September 7, 2017

Scotty, our blessings go out to you and your family. Gloria was active in her church and was always looking out for others. She will be sadly missed.

Francine Berard

September 7, 2017

Gloria was always having fun during her bowling with the "Primetimers" league at what was "Riverside Bowling Center" in Waterville. Such a winning personality! I shall miss her laughter and her smile!

T Gayne

September 7, 2017

My Gram is at peace and with those who had passed before her My Grandfather Joe and later her lifelong companion Bob Cyr

September 7, 2017

Please know I am praying for you. Your Mom is so great. Remember the birthday party she had for you and our entire class in Grade 1. Thinking of you during these days.

Cathy Carmichael Weeks

Paul Giroux

September 7, 2017

Scott,and all the Gayne family , think of you all at this trying time. Your Mom was a very nice lady without a bad word for anyone, she will be missed.

Laurie Joseph

September 7, 2017

Doug, My condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a very kind woman. I remember her coming into the Market. She always had a smile on her face. Heaven has another angel.