Gloria Crouch

NAPLES— Gloria Crouch, 62, of Naples, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.

She was born in Portland, on Jan. 4, 1948, the daughter of Chester and Agnes (Hall) Tracy. She attended Portland schools. After her father passed, her mother and her Uncle Rufus provided the remainder of her childhood care with much love.

Gloria was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother that waited until after her kids grew up to start her career to work outside the home. She took pride in all the “jobs” she did from her two most important — mom and grandmother — to CNC operator to healthcare worker at the Casco Inn in Casco. Gloria was a wonderful wife and mother and most of all loved her grandchildren. Her home was always open no matter what time of the day, for her kids, grandchildren and all of her children’s friends that she enjoyed and adored. Gloria had a sense of humor like no other, very dry and flip, but always relevant and understood. She was loved for that “sense of humor.”

She wasn’t one to take time for herself. She loved taking care of her family and friends and all the kids that came into her life and heart. She loved traveling to Florida, playing bingo, was known for her knitting, crafts and the grandkids will miss the mittens she made every year for them.

Gloria is survived by her five children and their dad John Crouch of South Paris. Her daughters included: Pamela Redfield of Portland, Gloria Sawyer of Windham, Crystal Griffin of Portland; sons John Crouch, III of South Paris and Shawn Crouch of Naples. Gloria is survived by her 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, William Crouch; and sisters and brothers, Agnes Gallant, Caroline Tracy, Robert Tracy, Lenard Tracy and Leland Tracy.

Services were held Friday, Sept. 24 at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A private burial followed at the family site located at Sawyer Cemetery in Warren. For online condolences, please visit

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