Estelle Gleason

Estelle V. Gleason

1928 - 2013 LEE Estelle V. Gleason, 84, of 345 Marble Street , formerly of Devonshire Estates in Lenox, died Monday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Nancy Gleason.

She was born in Great Barrington on Nov. 25, 1928, the daughter of Lawrence and Marguerite Skinner Carter. She was a graduate of the former Searle's High School.

In the 1970's she worked in the Lee Super Market and Nejaimes Market. She was a former member of the Great Barrington and Lee Methodist Church and a current member of the United Methodist Church in Lenox.

She was a member of Sincerity Lodge in Great Barrington and Silver Star of Rebekah's in Pittsfield.

Mrs. Gleason moved to Albuquerque, N.M., in 1979 and returned to Lee in 2010.

Her husband, Clyde A. Gleason, whom she married Dec. 14, 1946, died Jan. 30, 1994.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence A. Gleason and his wife, Nancy, of Lee and William T. Gleason and his wife, Esther of Brooks, Ga.; one daughter, Patricia H. Gillett and her husband, Warren of Rio Rancho, N.M.; four grandchildren, Christopher Gleason and his wife, Shannon, Michael Gillett and his wife, Krista, Amy Ruef and her husband, Gary, Elizabeth Ludwig and her husband, Douglas; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Ruef, Olivia, Collin and Gavin Gillett, Cardell Mackrill and Chance Mackrill, and sisters-in- law, Grace Gleason and Joan Randall.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Stephen, Lorin and Winthrop Carter and by a grandson, James Gillett.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for Estelle Gleason will be on Thursday at 11: 30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lenox with the Pastor Janet Deranian officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Visiting hours will be at the Church Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in her memory to Hospice Care of the Berkshires or the United Methodist Church of Lenox in C/O the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street Lee, MA 01238.

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 19, 2013