Gloria Fern (Fisk) Hess formerly of Townsend; 73 -- TOWNSEND -- Gloria Fern (Fisk) Hess, age 73, formerly of Townsend, died on Saturday, July 6, 2013 after a long illness. She was born on March 21, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Hazen and Reba (Tallman) Fisk. -- She was a graduate of Fitchburg High School and Fisher College. She was a licensed real estate broker, and had her own firm for several years. She previously worked as a governess, a bank teller, and as an administrative assistant. -- Gloria loved singing, dancing, writing songs and poems, and playing with her granddaughters, two of the great loves of her life. -- She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lloyd and Robert Busser of Dunstable, and their daughters, Alexa and Julia; her sisters and brothers, Beatrice Mellett-Harding of Winchendon, Hazen Fisk Jr. of Greenville, NH, Joyce Lashua of Asheboro, NC, and Harry Fisk of Fitchburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Phyllis Violette, Harold Leavitt, Fred Leavitt, Margaret Davis, Audrey Misner, and Marlene Racine. -- The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunny Acres in Chelmsford for their care and kindness. -- HESS -- A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the First Parish Church in Groton on Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fitchburg High School scholarship fund at: Alumni Association of FHS, Inc., P.O. Box 906, Fitchburg, MA 01420.