Gloria J. Tardif


1940 – 2014

MECHANIC FALLS — Gloria J. Tardif, 73, of Mechanic Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at her home.

She was born in Rumford on Aug. 7, 1940, the daughter of Arthur Morse Jr. and Rena Mae Virgin Morse. She married Gerald A. Tardif on June 23, 1962. She was dispatcher for the Mechanic Falls Fire Department for 15 years.

Gloria was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dwinal Chapter, the American Legion Auxiliary, a life member of the Maine State Firefighters Association and was Democratic Committee Chairwoman in Mechanic Falls.

She enjoyed feeding the birds, animals and playing bingo online. She loved going to Old Orchard Beach and spending time with her grandchildren and friends.

She is survived by four children, Kathleen Tardif, Rena Castonguay and husband, Marc, George Tardif and Jane Minnehan and companion, Lane Cushman; seven grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Jacob, Leah, Annelie, Avalene and Isaiah; two great-grandchildren, Jaeyla and Weston; a brother, Jerry Morse; a sister, Joyce Austin; an uncle, George Virgin; and many more extended family and friends.

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