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Gloria A. Winter

February 14, 1933 — June 21, 2024

Gloria A. Winter, 91, of Norwich, died peacefully at her home on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Born on February 14, 1933, in Massena, NY, Gloria was the only daughter of Lawrence D. and Anabelle (Bordeaux) Baker. She graduated from Catholic elementary school and Canton High School, Canton, NY and attended St. Lawrence University. Gloria was a legal secretary for several years following her college.

On May 14, 1955, in West Bangor, NY, Gloria married Frederick Winter. Together, they would have six children, and Gloria would stay at home and care for her children.

In 1964, the Winter family moved to Oxford after Frederick accepted an accounting position with the Norwich Knitting Mill. Gloria and Fred later moved to North Carolina when Fred was transferred with Champion Products. In retirement, they spent winters in Florida and summers in Clayton, NY. On November 13, 1994, Frederick predeceased Gloria, and she later moved back to Norwich.

Gloria was a devout communicant of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Norwich and she was also a sister and member of The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Third Order of Carmel). As part of the Immaculata Community at Clayton, NY, she helped make rosaries and brown scapulars. Gloria was an accomplished oil painter and had several of her paintings hung on display for viewing in Clayton, NY. She was also a very creative and talented seamstress, quilter and embroiderer. She was a true lover of all things artistic and continued to draw and paint all of her life. She also learned how to fly fish later in life and truly enjoyed fishing in the Adirondacks.

Gloria volunteered for 40 years in the jail ministry program starting in Norwich, and later traveling to jails across New York State. She touched the lives of countless men and women until she “retired” from jail ministry at the young age of 86. Gloria was commonly referred to as “Grandma Glo” and loved to spend time with her family. She loved playing cards and could beat anyone at Scrabble!

Gloria is survived by her five children, Lisa M. (Edwin) Stratton, of Oxford, Lane F. (Joann) Winter, of Bellevue, NB, Andrew B. (Bernadette) Winter, of Thurman, NY, Dana M. (Tracey) Winter, Warrensburg, NY, and Ann P. (William) Lanfair, Oxford; grandchildren, Rhett (Melody) Genung, Andrew (Erica) Genung, Joseph Genung, Maria (Joshua) Morales, Paul Stratton, Connor (Chelsea) Winter, Emily Winter, Timothy(Arleen) Winter, Heidi (Dan) Winter, Matthew Winter, Sarah Derr, Joshua (Stevi-Rae) Winter, Rachel (Jared) Williams, Jennie (Micah) Winter-Jones, Nathaniel Winter, Jennifer (Logan) Winter, Fred (Corley) Winter, Eric (Sarah) Winter, Stephanie Winter, Logan (Lindsey) Winter, Kelsey(Mike) Winter, Sean (Kelly) Winter, Ashley (Brandon) Winter, Brandon (Nicole) Winter, and Jeremiah Winter; 43 great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Lesa Winter. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Anthony “Tony” Winter, on February 25, 2022, and her brother, Francis V. Baker.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at St. Paul's Church, 30 Pleasant Street, Norwich, where the Rev. Ralph A. Bove will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home, 68 South Broad Street, Norwich, on Wednesday, June 26, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. prior to the calling hours. Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Dickinson, NY.

Contributions in Gloria’s memory may be made to: Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, P.O. Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116: (800-206-9764).

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the Wilson Funeral Home.

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