Gloria (Whary) Latsha

Gloria (Whary) Latsha of Windsor was released from Alzheimer's prison, where she had been held captive for several years. She died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Stuart; three sons and their wives, Geoffrey and Suzanne, Gregory and Susan, and Gary and Linda; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gloria's parents and her only brother, James, are deceased.

Gloria was born on Aug. 30, 1924, in Gowen City, Pa., the daughter of James and Grace (Bates) Whary. She attended local schools and graduated from Shamokin High School in 1941. She entered the U.S. Army nurse training program as a cadet at the start of World War II and graduated from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. In her nursing career she worked in Bellefonte, Pa., while her husband attended Penn State, at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, and she retired from Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford after working there for 20 years. Gloria was an active member of the Poquonock Community Church, and a former den mother of Troop 56 Cub Scouts. She volunteered at Red Cross blood drives for many years and served Meals on Wheels in the Town of Windsor. She was an avid reader of mystery books, enjoyed her garden and traveling. Her greatest passion was shopping for grandchildren and she hated cooking!

A memorial service with the Rev. Jonathan Colegrove officiating will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at the Poquonock Community Church, 1817 Poquonock Ave., in the Poquonock section of Windsor.

Her husband would like to thank the staff at Kimberly Hall North for their excellent care, especially Lora who dispensed TLC to Gloria on many long nights.

Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

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Funeral Home

Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
807 Bloomfield Avenue Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-2200

Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, 2014