Mrs. Gloria Lafferty Carpency, 83, of Tamaqua, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Tamaqua. She was the widow of Louis J. "Carpy" Carpency, who died March 26, 2008.
A daughter of the late Frank Hlavaty and the late Mary (Gober) Hlavaty- Krunglevich, she was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua.
She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School and had been active in the St. Peter's Retirees, Mantzville, Panther Valley Golden Agers and New Ringgold Seniors. She was also a Red Hatter.
Surviving are two sons, Frank M., and his wife, Sindy, of Gaithersburg, Md., and David S., and his wife, Theresa, of Allentown; seven grandchildren, Jobi, wife of Kevin Westhoven, Jill, wife of Michael Keenan, Mandy Carpency-Schlosburg, and her husband, Russ, Ian Carpency and Scott, Stacey and Kelly Carpency; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gavin and Morgan Keenan, Ethan and Riley Schlosburg and Brendan Westhoven.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Peter Kruglevich. Service:
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua, with the Rev. William Linkchorst officiating. Interment, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call 8:45-10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Contributions in her name may be made in the form of Mass cards or memorials to the church, 307 Pine St., Tamaqua, Pa. 18252. Arrangements by E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com