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Gloria J. (Smith) Rhodes

August 10, 1924 March 6, 2011
Gloria J. (Smith) Rhodes
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Gloria J. (Smith) Rhodes, 86, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Born in Ludlow, daughter of the late Emory and Bessie (Stone) Smith, she was a lifelong resident and a 1942 graduate of Ludlow H.S., a devoted member of the First Church also belonging to the church’s friends committee, as well as a former member of the Ludlow grange. She also was a member of the Massachusetts State Button Society, a 4H Leader, and was an Avon representative for over 30 years. Gloria was the beloved wife of the late Wesley Rhodes, who predeceased her in 1974; a loving mother to Bruce Rhodes and his wife Diane, Priscilla Dewinkeleer, all of Ludlow, and the late Barbara Dumont; a dear sister to the late Dorothy Osburn, Barbara Goodfield, and Constance Winton; a cherished grandmother to Mark and Jennifer Douillard, Eric and Lynn Martin, Melissa and Andrew Rhodes, and Sarah Dewinkeleer; great-grandmother of 8; and also leaves several nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:45pm at Ludlow Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Groggett officiating followed by burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will precede the funeral from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations mat be made in Gloria’s memory to the First Church of Ludlow Memorial Fund 859 Center St. Ludlow, Ma. 01056.

In lieu of flowers, donations mat be made in Gloria’s memory to the First Church of Ludlow Memorial Fund 859 Center St. Ludlow, Ma. 01056.

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