Gloria Lucas McVay


1940 – 2015

LEWISTON — Gloria Lucas McVay, 75, of Common Road in Dixfield, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, at Central Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born at home in Buckfield, on June 18, 1940, a daughter of Wesley and Mabel (Dearborn) Lucas.

Gloria was educated in Buckfield schools and was a graduate of Buckfield High School, Class of 1958.

She was employed with G.H. Bass Shoe Company for several years, then at Form Fiber Co. and retired as a customer service representative from L.L. Bean.

Gloria was a member of the Dixfield Common Baptist Church and the USS Joseph Strauss DDG 16 Association.

She loved shopping, cooking, redecorating her house, traveling, trips to the ocean and spending time with family.

Gloria was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph R. McVay of Dixfield; children, Daniel D. Berry of Canton, Stephen E. Berry and wife, Jodie, of Bonita Springs, Fla., Mark A. Berry of Canton, Timothy L. Berry and wife, Kimberly A., of Lisbon Falls, John D. McVay of Cedar Park, Texas, and James V. McVay and wife, Glenda, of North Carolina; a sister, Deanna Rose Berry and husband, David, of Dixfield; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and many, many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Waldon Lucas; and a sister, Irene White.

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