Gloria A. Papsis

February 28, 1928March 7, 2019

Waterville – Gloria A. Papsis (91), passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019, surrounded by her family after a battle with congestive heart failure. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 28, 1928 the daughter of Roger and Anna Serena.

After having lived in the town of Cotuit, MA on Cape Cod for 26 years, Gloria moved to Winslow Maine to live with family, most recently a resident of Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home in Waterville. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Eddie. Together they raised four children, Edward Jr of Winslow with his wife Candis, Stephen of Franklin, MA with his wife Frances, Elaine of Mashpee, MA with her partner Richard Desmond, and Robert of Lewiston and Fiancée Kellie Duplisea of Pittsfield.

Gloria enjoyed an extended retirement on Cape Cod after raising her family with Eddie. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and spending time with family.

Gloria was also a proud grandparent of eight grandchildren, Desiree Thompson of Augusta, Danielle Papsis of Readfield, Anthony Papsis of Westbrook, Nick Papsis of Westbrook, Andrew Thibeault of Plymouth, MA, Joseph Thibeault of Memphis, TN, Adam Papsis of Franklin, MA, and Victoria Papsis of Lewiston, as well as one great grandchild Renee Beavers of Readfield. Gloria is survived by one sister Josephine and predeceased by one brother Victor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 13 at 9:00 AM at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street in Waterville. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Gloria A. Papsis

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Janet Jabak (Yankauskas)

March 23, 2019

My sincere condolences on the passing of Auntie Gloria. I am truly sorry for your loss. She will be missed but always remembered.

James Yankauskas

March 12, 2019

I heard about Aunt Gloria's passing, and it brought back many fond memories of the times that our families would get together. I'm especially thankful for the last time that our mom had a chance to visit with Eddy and Gloria in 2007 before mom passed away. Even thought we won't be able to travel from North Carolina to the services tomorrow, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica K.

March 10, 2019

It was a pleasure caring for you. I will miss our conversations about living in Massachusetts, marriage, having children, and our favorite foods. Rest in peace.

- Jessica

Sharon Ayotte

March 9, 2019

Gloria was one of my favorites. I will always remember her telling me stories of how she met the love of her life and how she always said “I love you bunches”! I use to sing to her the song Gloria every night and though I know she was not telling the truth she use to say “you have such a beautiful voice”. I will miss her dearly.

Charles Shealy

March 9, 2019

Gloria, was a great lady! I helped take care of her for a while when I first moved to Maine. She made me feel welcome. I was thrown back when she told me to call her grandma. I had to ask again what she said. From then on I called her grandma and use to love just going in her room and sitting and talking. She will be truly missed Gloria it was a pleasure to serve and grow to love you. May you sit with the angels.