Gloria McIlwain Putnam

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PUTNAM Glendora McIlwain of Boston, June 5, 2016. Late civil rights attorney, former Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and past President of the Y.W.C.A. National. She leaves to cherish in her memory many friends, colleagues, sorors, board members, and mentees. She was predeceased by her brother Luther McIlwain. Funeral service Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11 AM at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 89 Walnut Ave., Roxbury. Delta Sigma Theta Omega Omega Service at 7 PM. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Ms. Putnam’s memory to the Museum of African American History, Boston, To post a sympathy message please visit

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Published in Boston Herald on June 12, 2016
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