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Obituary for Gloria Catherine (Schelfe) Lee

Gloria Catherine (Schelfe)  Lee
Gloria Catherine Schelfe Lee passed away on September 30, 2018, at the age of 97. Gloria was born August 6, 1921 in Indiana, PA. Her parents, David and Rose Calza Schelfe, raised her in the mining village of Moss Creek, with her siblings Erma Hancharik (Andy), and Glaudio “Clyde” Schelfe (Betty).

Gloria always expressed appreciation for her childhood. In her teens, she worked at the Company Store. After school, she took a chance and moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for Standard Oil. There, her destiny was fulfilled when she met James Joseph Lee, her husband of 58 years, married August 22, 1947.

While living in Riverdale, North Dakota, Gloria gave birth to three children, including her surviving daughter, Barbara Curran. Her two sons, James and Joseph, passed away shortly after birth.

Gloria, James, and Barbara had the opportunity to live in many places, including Germany for nearly six years. This began Gloria’s passion for travel. Later in life, she visited her parents’ homeland in Northern Italy, reconnecting with distant relatives. Gloria loved to keep in touch with family and friends by phone, handwritten notes, and email. Her other hobbies included cooking, water color painting, drawing, and crafting.

After Germany, Gloria and her family settled in Acton, MA. A few years after James passed in 2005, she moved to Vermont to be with Barbara and Barbara’s husband, Mike Curran. In addition, Gloria leaves three grandchildren and their spouses, James Curran (Kate), Sarah Curran (Chris Busch), and Frank Curran (Sara Boardman), 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday October 4th from 5:00-7:00P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held Friday October 5th at 10:00 A.M. in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton, MA, with Pastor Eric Sahlberg officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton Center. Memorial donations in memory of Gloria can be made to Bayada Hospice at 316 Main St. Norwich, VT 05055. Memorial page