Gloria M. Drew

AUBURN — Gloria M. Drew, 87, of Litchfield passed Sunday, April 16, at Clover Health Care in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. She was a loving, kind, strong and generous woman. Family was most important to her.

Gloria was born in Lewiston to Mavis and Winfield Hildreth on Aug. 24, 1929. She grew up in Lewiston and attended schools there.

In 1949, Gloria married Dana Drew. They had five children. They lived for many years on Court Street in Auburn, before moving to Portland in the 1980s. The family purchased a small summer cottage on Tacoma Lakes in Litchfield, where the family would live during the summer months. Upon fully retiring in the late 1980s, Dana and Gloria had a year round home built on the site of this summer camp. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and was a terrific cook. Besides dancing and playing cards, Glo and Dana enjoyed taking moonlight boat rides and listening to the loons.

Gloria loved being outdoors and taking long walks. She enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens, raking leaves and shoveling snow. Glo loved to knit mittens for her children, nieces and nephews. She continued knitting and donating the mittens to area schools and the Santa Fund. She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets, baby sweaters, booties and caps for the new babies born in the family and friends.

Her survivors include daughters, Lori of Clinton, Linda and her husband, Dennis, of Harpswell; her sons, David of Litchfield and Stephan and his wife, Sherry, of Winthrop; sisters, Millie and Natalie; brother, Charlie and his wife, Nancy; and sister-in-law, Bess. “Nana” loved spending time with her grandchildren, Lucinda, Adam, Rachel, Greg, Katie, Sam and Dawson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dana; son, Danny; brothers, Anthony and Winfield; brothers-in-law, Bob, Eddie, Ken and his wife, Martha.

The family wishes to thank Tina Rioux for taking wonderful care of Glo so she could remain happy at home for 18 months before moving to Clover. Also, thanks to Clover Health Care Galway Unit, and Androscoggin Hospice Care team for their excellent care and love.

Gloria M. Drew

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