Gladys Estabrook

Gladys (Carter) Estabrook, 85, of Whitman, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, surrounded by her family at home. She was the wife of the late Roy W. Estabrook and longtime companion of Edward C. Sherman of Whitman. She was born in Worchester, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Ethel M. (Lloyd) Carter. She was a graduate of Weymouth High School. Gladys has been a Whitman resident for 54 years. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Whitman for over 50 years, also an active volunteer at the Heifer Project. She worked at Electro-Switch in Weymouth as a comptroller for many years before becoming a teachers aid and a crossing guard for Whitman Schools for 22 years. Gladys loved to ballroom dance. She is survived by her children, L. Kathleen Reed and her husband Roger of Whitman, David Estabrook and his wife Christine of Middleboro and Nanci Coleman and her husband Daniel of Conn., her sister, Ruth M. Carter of Nev., her grandchildren, Faith, Marina, James, Aidan, Gavin and Carter and her great-grandchild Joia; also many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Lloyd, James and Paul Carter. Her services will be held on Thursday, Sept.19, at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Whitman. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2:45 p.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58@ the rotary circle) Whitman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Heifer International Project, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202. For online condolences and directions please visit

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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 16, 2013