Gloria Ann Lucille (Abatte) Walker

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Gloria Ann Lucille (Abatte) Walker, 85, of Tolland, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

She was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Hartford, daughter of the late Angelo and Mary Abatte. As a child she enjoyed working with her father in the auto garage spray painting cars. She worked for Travelers, Pratt & Whitney, and was a newspaper reporter. Gloria was a member of the Grange and was a Sunday school teacher at the Staffordville Congregational Church. She enjoyed traveling the world, gardening, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her children, Angela M. Breault, and her husband, Andre, of Manchester, Lisa A. Fox of Staffordville, and Jevan C. Klein of Enfield; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Melanie Bacchiochi; her brother, Donald; her stepmother Nancy Abatte; her grandson, Gary Fox; and her ex-husband and good friend, Wilbur Walker.

Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Small & Pietras Funeral Home, 65 Elm St., Rockville, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral home service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery, Vernon.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11, 2014
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