BELFAST – Gloria Flanders, 85, passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at Brewer. She was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Rockland, a daughter of Claus and Sadie (DeCosta) Svensen.
Gloria was known as a hard worker, starting at Penobscot Poultry for 25 years and later worked daily for years with her son, Ed, at Bay Area Fitness. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved playing Santa Claus for children.
She was predeceased in 1980 by her husband, Ed Flanders; her siblings, Marjorie Kaler, Shirley House, Frank DeCosta and Sara Robinson. Gloria is survived by her son, Ed Flanders and fiancé, Vicki Nickerson, of Belfast; two grandchildren, Ashley and Adam; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Interment will be at Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered atwww.ripostafh.com.