1924 – 2003

SOUTH PARIS – Gloria N. Herrick, 79, of Norway, passed away at the Maine Veterans’ Home on Jan. 6, with family by her side. She had been a resident of the Maine Veterans’ Home since June 2002.

She was born in Oxford Oct. 14, 1924, the daughter of Egbert Smith and Delia (Green) Smith Weed. She attended schools in Oxford and was a resident there until 1969.

She married Lloyd D. Herrick on April 1, 1939. Mrs. Herrick was formerly employed at the First National Store Norway, Robinson Manufacturing Co., Wilner Wood Products, and for 26 years at Francine and B.E. Cole Shoe Co. and later at Norway Footwear.

Her all time “favorite” job was as sales clerk at Wilson’s Dollar Store on Main Street in Norway. She always said she loved it so much she would have worked for free if asked.

She loved people and it showed with her warmth and ability to communicate with everyone. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook (pies and yeast bread were outstanding). She was also a wonderful seamstress and selflessly and tirelessly spent hours using these talents for her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Lloyd; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Gloria) Whittier of Auburn, Mrs. Anthony (Rose Marie) DePerte of Norway, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Betty) King of Lewiston; a son, Sheriff Lloyd “Skip” Herrick and his wife Deborah of Paris; seven grandchildren, Erin Whittier Gilpatrick, Elin Whittier, Elisa Whittier, Brent C. DePerte, Alana Marie DePerte, Emily Gilpatrick Smart and Corey Gilpatrick; two stepgrandchildren, Robin Gilpatrick and Thomas King; five great-grandchildren, Jared and Shaenen Gilpatrick, Hannah Rose Smart, Yvonne-Rose DePerte and Katherine Gilpatrick; and a brother, Gordon E. Smith of Norway.

Including her parents she was predeceased by two sisters, Iva Martinson and Vera Robbins; a brother, Norman W. Smith; her wonderful stepfather, Percy A. Weed. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for their loving care and compassion in Mrs. Herrick’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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