Glastonbury - Rev. Glenis (Gralton) Mollegen, 75, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of Albert Theodore "Ted" Mollegen, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Manchester Manor.|
Born Nov. 4, 1938, in Alexandria, Va., daughter of the late Raymond and Glenis (Anderson) Gralton, she had lived in Glastonbury since 1998. She received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and her master's degree from Union Seminary (NYC)/Columbia University. Rev. Mollegen was ordained a deacon in 1983 and a priest in 1984.
Rev. Mollegen served in the Episcopal Church at St. Mark's Mystic, St. John's Niantic, St. Paul's Willimantic, Grace Newington, St. James Glastonbury, and Immanuel St. James Derby.
She is also survived by two daughters, Glenis Ione (Mollegen) Byrne and husband, Eric, and their children, Chelsea and Madeline Byrne of Marlborough, and Marion (Mollegen) McFadden and her wife, Suzanne, and their children Carmen and Theodore McFadden of Takoma Park, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Robert "Bobby" Gralton; and a sister, Marion "Mimi" Riegert.
Rev Mollegen dedicated her life to pastoral care, faith development, and the healing of souls, and was widely admired for her compassion and humor.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at St. James Episcopal Church, 2584 Main St., Glastonbury. A memorial eucharist service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St., Hartford. The celebrant will be the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, Bishop of Connecticut. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT 06226 or to Habitat for Humanity, 780 Windsor St., Hartford, CT 06120.
To share a memory please visit www.mulryanfh.com.
Published in The Day on Dec. 5, 2013