Roxbury resident Gloria C. Rolland passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Gloria was born on November 1, 1926 in Brooklyn, the daughter of John and Mary (Mulligan) Iburg.
She graduated from Bushwick High School, also in Brooklyn. Gloria worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City.
She married Richard (Dick) Rolland on May 23, 1953 in Vestal. He predeceased her after 59 years of marriage on August 16, 2012.
Gloria lived in the Town of Andes from 1953 to 1959 and on April 1, 1959 she moved to Roxbury. She had many interest and talents. She was a downhill ski racer and instructor, a golfer, hunter, gardener, and knitter extraordinaire. Gloria loved sewing, weaving, and needlepoint. She was an exceptional cook and baker, a long-time library volunteer, a book addict, classical music enthusiast, picture taker and loving rescuer of dogs and cats.
Gloria was very much appreciated by her family and friends
She is survived by her children, Mary Rolland (Steve Saraydar) and Richard Rolland (Diane Stewart); her sister, Margaret Webb; her niece, Pat Kuyawski (Ron) and many other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held in the spring.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.