Gladys Boadiwaa Opoku aka Gladys Koranteng, 54
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Worcester - Gladys Opoku, 54, of 34 B Pine Hill Road, Worcester, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the UMass hospital. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 26 years, Alexander Opoku also of Worcester. She was born in Kumasi, Ghana, daughter of the late Very Rev. Daniel Agyei Koranteng, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Mrs. Mary Obiriwaa. She attended Okuapeman Secondary and St Monica's Girls Secondary school in Ghana. She completed her post secondary teacher training education at St Louis Training College in Kumasi. She taught grade school at University Primary in Kumasi and St John's Preparatory School in Accra, Ghana before joining her husband in the US in 1990. She was a certified Medical Assistant. For the past six years, Gladys and her husband owned and operated Faith N Hope Farms, Inc., an African grocery and convenient store located at 196 Lincoln Street in Worcester. She has left a deep hole in the hearts of her mother and siblings: Emmanuel Agyei Koranteng of London; Mrs. Christy O. Badu, Legon, Ghana; Mrs. Dolores Amaning, Ghana; Mrs. Marie Owusu Ampomah, UK; and her nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may gather at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the CALLAHAN, FAY & CASWELL FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle St, Worcester, MA 01608 with funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. The final funeral gathering will be held shortly after the burial, 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Gym., 28 Mulberry St, Worcester, MA 01605. Memorial service will follow on Sunday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 49 Lafayette Street, Worcester, 01608.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 3 to May 4, 2014