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FRAMINGHAM – Gloria S. (Barbadora) Welch, 97, lifelong resident of Framingham, died, September 18, 2021.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Amedeo and Oliva (Betti) Barbadora.

Gloria worked for the Hodgman Rubber Company, Telecron, Framingham School Lunch Program, retiring from Kidde-Fenwal Fire Systems.

Gloria was an active parishioner at St. Tarcisius Church, including the choir, Golden Rays, Legion of Mary, and the Altar Society.

She was a member of the Emblem Club at the Framingham Elks, Callahan Senior Center and Framingham Flag Day Celebration Committee.

Gloria was an avid Red Sox fan and attended many games. She loved playing card games, Mahjong, Bingo, taking bus trips to Foxwoods, line dancing, and playing Bocci at the Christopher Columbus Club in Framingham. She truly loved her family, church, and her hometown of Framingham.

Gloria is survived by her cherished daughter, Lynne Curran and her husband Robert of Hopedale; beloved nephews, David Barbadora and his son Anthony both of Framingham, Jeffery Barbadora and his wife Lillian, their children Ava and Mia, all of Natick. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Clara B. Borghi of Milford, Edo Barbadora of Framingham, and William “Skippy” Barbadora of Framingham.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham Friday, September 24, 2021, at 9 a.m. followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley Street (Rt 135) Framingham.

Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the St. Patrick’s Manor Activities Fund, 863 Centre Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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