Gloria L. Bowles
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Gloria L. Bowles, 81, of Chelmsford, MA died at home of Amyloidosis on Monday, November 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was married to John R. Bowles with whom she celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on August 25, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Pierce H. Laudermilch and Kathryn E. (Garman) Laudermilch of Lebanon, PA. Born in the shadow of the Great Depression on June 16, 1939, Gloria developed the strength and resilience that would characterize her life. She attended a one room schoolhouse and later graduated from Lebanon High School with the class of 1957. Through sheer determination she was the first of her family to attend college, graduating from Penn State University with a B.A. in Home Economics. Gloria was a natural teacher and spent her career teaching high school Home Economics in Lawrence and Chelmsford, MA. She retired from Chelmsford Public Schools in 2006, and post-retirement was active at the Chelmsford and Westford Senior Centers. Gloria was a dedicated mother and grandmother and a loving caretaker to her friends. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, and gardening and she derived great joy sitting on her porch, enjoying her flower beds, attending local musical theater, and above all, spending time with family. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son Randy and Deb Boles of Chelmsford, MA, her daughter Bethany and James Plath of Sudbury, MA and 4 grandchildren Chase Boles, Hunter Boles, Holden Plath and Hallie Plath. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Glorias honor to the Chelmsford Senior Center at 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. FUNERAL NOTICE ( DAYS ) BOWLES Gloria L. Bowles of Chelmsford, MA died November 23, 2020. Visiting hours Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:30 to 7:30 P.M. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. There will be a Celebration of Life, at a date that is to be later determined. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at
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I met Gloria years ago and I always enjoyed her intelligence and sense of humor. It is hard to believe that fifty six years have gone by. I am sure that she is in a beautiful place and I will ask my sons Michael and Patrick to show her around.Knowing Gloria, she will be telling them what to do! My love to John and all the family. Rest In Peace Gloria!
Mary Slattery
Mary Slattery
November 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
william dowling
November 29, 2020