Gloria Louise Rhodes(1924 - 2012)

Gloria Louise Rhodes

HIGHLAND - Gloria Louise Rhodes 87, a lifelong resident of Highland passed away on December 10, 2012 at Wingate at Ulster in Highland. Gloria was born in Highland, NY on February 2, 1924. She was the daughter of Livingston T. Rhodes and Cora Rhodes. Gloria was a musican and artist, who gave piano lessons to the children of the community for over 50 years, teaching them to read music and to play the piano and organ. Gloria was the organist for several local churches, most recently for St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Highland, of which she was a communicant. She dedicated her time and energy both to the church and her music and art pupils.

She specialized in piano and organ music teaching and in painting watercolors.

Gloria's wit and humor, along with her knowledge of music and ability to impart that to young children, will be sorely missed by the community.

She did not want any calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday December 12th 10:30 am at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Thanks to Stephen Lockhart and his group, who for years have said the Rosary with her once a week and for whom she has the greatest of love and respect, along with the priests at St. Augustine 's Roman Catholic Church, who have always visited and supported her.

Gloria's aides at Wingate, Margie and Abigail, and other aides at her home before she was hospitalized, are remembered by her and thanked for all of their care.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Gloria's name.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. 38 Main St. Highland, NY 12528.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012