Gloria A. DeBeck

PITTSFIELD – Gloria A. DeBeck, 86, died peacefully on April 24, 2021, in Hartland.

Gloria was born on Aug. 27, 1934, the daughter of the late Levere and Marion (Snowman) Hart. She graduated as class valedictorian from Corinna Union Academy. On May 21, 1954, she married the love of her life, Charlie DeBeck of Newport. They enjoyed 51 wonderful years of marriage. Her working career began in the Woolen Mill in Corinna, then as secretary for Cianchette Bros., Inc. She also held different positions in the school system both in clerical and in special education. Over the years, she served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and was also a past member of the Athenaeum Club.

Gloria was a wonderful seamstress often making her own clothes. She enjoyed knitting, listening to Elvis, dancing, but most of all playing cards with close friends and family. She loved her family very much and enjoyed keeping track of their lives through Facebook. One of the things she truly missed was having coffee and lunch dates with her best friends.

She is survived by her children: Dawna Brasier of Dexter, Steven DeBeck and wife Patricia of Pittsfield, Gregory DeBeck and fiancée Holly Mason of Blue Hill, and Marlisa (Missy) Noonan and husband Chris of Pittsfield; grandchildren: Tina Summerhill and fiancé Josh Cook, Andrew Brasier and wife Shannon, Wendell Brasier and wife Shannon, Joseph DeBeck and companion Karsha Alton, Meghan Cherniske and fiancé Dustin Stanhope, Courtney Frace-DeBeck, Brandi Santo and husband Michael, Amber McErlain and husband Joseph Jr, Patrick Noonan, and Aaron Noonan; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Bryan Hart and wife Mary and Sandra Simpson and husband Wayne; sister-in-law, Frances Cookson of Newport; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Charles DeBeck; sister, Carolyn Gillahan and her husband Robert; daughter-in-law, Joanna DeBeck; brother-in-law, Albert “Ike” DeBeck and wife Virene; and brother-in-law, Sidney “Bud” Cookson.

A special thank you to the staff at Sanfield Rehabilitation and Living Center in Hartland for the kind and loving care given to Gloria.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 2, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

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