Gloria J. Williams
1950 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Gloria J. Williams, 64, of 34 Clinton Ave., died Sunday at Berkshire Medical Center. Born on Jan. 2, 1950, in Pittsfield, she was a lifelong resident. She was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1966 graduate of Pittsfield High School. A homemaker, she had worked for many years in the Pittsfield Public School system. She also worked as a certified nursing assistant doing home health care. She married her husband, the late Mark A. Williams Sr. in 1968. He died on April 17, 1995. Gloria was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She loved being a mother and being with her family. She leaves three sons, Mark A. Williams Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pittsfield, Steven Signor and Brian Signor both of Pittsfield; three daughters, Tina M. Signor, Jacqueline L. Williams, and Denise L. Daury, all of Pittsfield; six brothers, Robert Messer of Pittsfield, Alex Messer of Cheshire, Donald Messer of Pittsfield, Joseph Messer of Cheshire, Alan Laurent of Pittsfield, and Peter Messer of the Tennessee; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Gloria J. Williams, 64, of Pittsfield, who died April 6, 2014, will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield, conducted by the Rev. Peter Gregory, pastor of St. Charles Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of Gloria may be made to her family to help defray funeral expenses.