Evelyn T. Glatz, 89

Evelyn Glatz

Evelyn Glatz

Evelyn Tegeler Glatz, 89, whose life was always lively and whose heart was full of love, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Bridgton Hospital.

Evelyn (Chee Chee) was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. She moved to Maine in 1950 with her husband, Larry, and their young family, and began a busy period of family life. They moved to Bridgton in 1961, where they built and operated Morgensleben Ski Lodge on Pleasant Mountain. Later, Evelyn operated The Flower Pot with Peg Diller, worked at Bridgton Pharmacy, and worked for nearly twenty years at Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

While working and raising six children here, she was an energetic volunteer. She boarded Swiss instructors for Pleasant Mountain Ski School. She was a charter member of the Hospital Guild, and served the Bridgton High School and Lake Region Music Boosters, SAD 61 School Board, Lake Region Community Theater, and Deertrees Theatre Renovation Committee.

In 1992, she moved to South Portland, working at Maine Medical Center and volunteering at Mercy Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, South Portland Food Cupboard, Meals on Wheels, and South Portland Historical Society.

Many experiences greatly enriched her life. During WWII she was a "Rosie the Riveter" in an airplane factory in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1980, she was housemother for the Swiss Olympic Team at Lake Placid, and later served at a mission in the Appalachia region of Kentucky. In 1991, she and her sister, Irene Tegeler, drove across the U.S. to visit many landmarks.

Evelyn truly loved people, made friends easily, and kept rich connections with her large family. Any gathering became a party when she arrived. She simply beamed when surrounded by family and friends.

She listed her interests as knitting, embroidery, crocheting, reading, cross-country skiing, biking, boating, walking, and dancing. Surrounding them all was always music, singing through her housework and while driving near and far, topped off with years of singing with the Sweet Adelines and a chorus, Mainely Gospel. We will always hear her voice somewhere in the music and will miss her wit and wisdom every day.

Evelyn is predeceased by her parents, four siblings, and her husband, Larry. She is survived by her children: Bonnie Marsh, of  Denmark; Larry and Mary Croteau Glatz, of Scarborough; Garry and Janet Glatz, of Durham; Marsha and Sam Walsh of Otisfield; Jane and David O'Regan of Spencer, Mass.; and Joel and Marcy Glatz, of Brunswick. Nana/Omi Glatz will be fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Home Health Care, Beacon Hospice, the staff of Bridgton Hospital, and Dr. Shayna Lemke for the compassionate care given our beloved matriarch.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton on Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Following a brief burial service, a reception will also be held at St. Joseph Church.

In lieu of flowers, Evelyn hoped that donations would be made to South Portland Food Cupboard, PO Box 2892, South Portland, ME 04116.

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