Gloria Chadburn
1933 – 2018

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Gloria Vesta Chadburn, 85, formerly of Greene, Maine, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2018.

She was born in Greene on March 16, 1933, the daughter of Harry W. and Edna (Winnie) Chadburn. She was one of six children raised on the family farm in Greene and was educated in the community’s schools.

Gloria was among the eighth generation of Chadburns raised in Greene, and for her entire life she maintained close ties to the family of her father’s brother, Oliver Chadburn, also a Greene resident, who died in 1994.

Gloria had one son, Michael Punsky, of Boynton Beach, Fla., who was born in 1960.

As an adult, Gloria worked a variety of jobs in the Lewiston-Auburn region, including several years in food service for the Chick-A-Dee restaurant in Turner and most notably in the 1980s and 90s where she finished her working years in the student cafeteria at Bates College, where she enjoyed her interactions with the student residents.

Following her retirement, Gloria lived independently at her home in Greene and enjoyed her time with her family. She became ill in the summer of 2018 and then moved to Florida to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law.

Gloria was predeceased by both of her parents, as well as siblings, Harriet Chadburn and William Chadburn.

She is survived by her son, Michael Punsky and his wife, Lisa of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Brendan Punsky of Nashua, N.H. and Kenneth and his wife, Jillian Theriot of Plymouth, Mass.; great-grandson, Benjamin; elder sister, Carolyn Verrill and her husband, Ansel of Auburn, younger sister, Linda Burgess of Lisbon, younger brother, Paul Chadburn and his wife, Kathy of Leeds; cousins Jim (and Lena) Chadburn of Hernando, Fla., Tom Field of Exeter, N.H., and Cathy Field of Fayette.

A Memorial service will be held in Maine at a later date. Friends and family will be notified when scheduled. Gloria will be interred in a family plot at the Valley Cemetery in Greene.

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