Gloria J. (Brown) Nilsson, age 92 of Maynard, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on Thursday, February 23, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late Carl E. Nilsson.
Gloria was born in Niagara Falls, New York on June 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Walter E. and Marianne (Jaruszawicus) Brown and was raised and educated in Wilbraham, MA. Gloria and Carl married in 1952 and after spending many years in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, MA, settled in Maynard in 1967.
Family was most important to Gloria. She cherished her summers spent with family and friends at the Jersey shore and Long Beach Island. She loved the holidays and being surrounded by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gloria enjoyed traveling, visiting many countries with her husband Carl and having fun on cruises with her mother. Gloria was a parishioner of the St. John Lutheran Church in Sudbury for fifty years and loved singing in the choir. Gloria had a smile that would light up a room and a great sense of humor. She was a proud member of the Maynard Emblem club for many years.
Gloria is survived by her children, Paul E. Nilsson of Maynard, MA, Glenn W. Nilsson and wife Maryann of Maynard, MA, David V. Nilsson and wife Kathy of Middlesex, NJ, Linda M. Nilsson of Maynard, MA; her grandchildren, Michael, Tiffany, Carl, Anthony, Erica and Brittany; her great grandchildren, her brother, Victor Brown of Manahawkin, NJ; her sister, Debbie Brown of Manahawkin, NJ. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter S. Brown.
Gifts in her memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, ELCA 16 Great Road, Sudbury MA 01776.
Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Maynard. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit: www.fowler-kennedy.com.