Obituary of Gloria Prelli

Gloria Prelli

Gloria Prelli, 79, of Great Barrington died Tuesday August 24, 2021 at Kimball Farms Nursing Home in Lenox. Gloria was born on January 31, 1942 in Torrington CT, daughter of Angelo and Rena (Saporite) Lamas. She attended Torrington Schools and graduated from Wamogo Regional in Litchfield CT, class of 1959. Gloria worked for many years as an x-ray secretary at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Winsted Memorial and as a medical transcriber in medical records at Fairview Hospital; retiring in 2004. Gloria moved to Great Barrington in 1978 and was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church. She was the President of the Junior Women’s Club of Winsted for two terms, a member of the Fairview Auxiliary and its recording secretary an Honorary Member of the Plainville CT Woman’s Club, enjoyed needlework, crossword puzzles, baking, travelling and vacations in St. Croix. Gloria is survived by her husband, Peter Prelli of Great Barrington whom she married on April 15, 1961 in Goshen CT, one daughter, Linda Prelli of Portland CT, two sons, Matthew Prelli of Torrington CT and Michael Prelli (Kim Raftery) of Becket, and one granddaughter, Amanda.

Funeral services for Gloria Prelli will be held on Saturday August 28 at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Church in Great Barrington with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Winsted CT. Family will receive friends on Friday August 27 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Gloria’s memory may be made to Hospice care in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

14 Responses to Obituary of Gloria Prelli

  1. Linda – Your mom was such a special and giving woman, and we’re blessed to have known her. Our hearts are with you and your family during this difficult time and please reach out if there is anything at all we can do to help. Love Raegan and Christopher

  2. To Gloria’s family and friends – My sincere condolences. Gloria was a classmate at Wamogo (Class of ’59) and her picture is how I remember her with her always beautiful smile and pleasant personality. I know she will be missed. May she rest in peace. Edie (Lyons) Cook

    • Awe, Edie. She truly loved all of her classmates and talked fondly of her days it will Margo. Thank you so much for your kind words. The Prelli’s

  3. So sorry for your loss. I remember Gloria fondly.

  4. I remember Gloria fondly. So sorry for your loss.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Peter and children. I graduated from Wamogo with Gloria and she was a good friend. I regret losing touch with her.

    • Jane, please know you were fondly remembered – she often told great stories about her high school days and girlfriends. On behalf of the Family, thanks for leaving a message.,

  6. Gloria was a wonderful woman, kind hearted, always quick with a laugh and that side eye that she gave me right from the moment I met her so many years ago at Fairview when we both worked there. Then I moved to her street and Gloria and Peter “adopted” me- kept an eye on me and my home. She was one of a kind – and loved by all.

  7. Peter and Family,
    Gloria was a special person! When ever saw her I so enjoyed her wit and sense of humor. She always made me smile! I know you had such great times traveling together over the years. You’ll always have your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult and sad time. Evelyn and Joe Loring

  8. Although I rarely saw Gloria over the years her loving cheerful personality always made me smile. I know my parents loved her very much. I hope they are having a laugh together in Heaven.

  9. My condolences to the family, I have lots of great memories of her meals from my teenage years!!

  10. Saddened to hear of Gloria’s passing.Cannot count the number of times she put a smile on my face.

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