AYER– Gloria L. (LaPage) Martel, 89, a resident of Ayer for more than 60 years, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at the Apple Valley Center, Ayer.
Her husband, Roger P. Martel, died in 1991.
Mrs. Martel was born in Derry, N.H., Aug. 1, 1922, a daughter of Joseph and Florence (Provencher) LaPage. She moved to Pepperell as a young girl. She was a graduate of Pepperell High School.
She is survived by her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger P. Martel of Ayer, Richard P. and Rita Martel of Uxbridge; five brothers, Kenneth LaPage of Leicester, Bernard LaPage of Winchester, Roland LaPage of Florida, Robert LaPage of Virginia, Donald LaPage of California; five sisters, Marie J. Martel of Ayer, Judith Dooley of Maine, Rachael Pizzano of Saugus, Florene Tierney of Somerville and Frances Dow of Florida. She leaves two grandchildren, Carol Gerkins of Townsend and Christina Martel of Lowell; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Alfred LaPage of Charlestown.
For thirteen years, she worked as a laboratory technician at Cains Company in Ayer.
Mrs. Martel was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ayer and had attended St. Anne’s Church in Littleton.
A funeral Mass was celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at S. Mary’s Church, 31 Shirley St., Ayer. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-7 Wednesday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, (Route 2A) Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.