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DELHI - Gloria Madeline Maxey, 87, of Bethpage/Delhi passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford following a long illness.
Born July 10, 1929, at Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn, daughter of Albert Edward Bellows Jr. and Freda Mehrtens. Gloria spent her elementary years in Valley Stream, Long Island and later moved to Lynbrook, Long Island in 1942 where she graduated in 1947.
In March 1950 she married Ernest Edward Maxey, a blind date that lasted nearly 50 years. Ernie and Gloria resided in Bethpage Long Island.
Gloria worked for the Bethpage School District, retiring in 1984 after 21 years. Gloria enjoyed her family, home, gardening, camping and her many dogs.
Gloria moved to Delhi in 2006.
Gloria is survived by her loving family, children, Richard (Mary) Maxey of Delhi; Susan (Ronald) Flood of Massapequa; Thomas (Tracy) Evergreen, Colorado. Grandchildren: Shannan Maxey Ricoy; Samantha (Mike) Clark; Mathew (Alia) Maxey; Kelly (Ray) McQueen; Jessica (Brian) Peters; Ronald Flood; Robert Flood; Brandon Maxey; Jace Maxey; and Dally Maxey. 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; her brother, Albert; three grandchildren, Joslyn and Jacqueline (Jackie) Flood and Christopher Maxey.
The Maxey family thanks the many people who cared for Gloria, especially those at Robinson Terrace Courtyard and Catskill Area Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Gloria during her stay there.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www.courtneyfh.com.
Published on June 22, 2017
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