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Gloria Ann Rivers

May 3, 1936 January 1, 2019
Gloria  Ann Rivers
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Obituary for Gloria Ann Rivers

TORRINGTON – Gloria (Macchi) Rivers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. She was the loving wife for 60 years of the late John Rivers who passed away in 2014. She was born on May 3, 1936 in Torrington; the daughter of the late Otto and Belle (Farnham) Macchi. Gloria worked at White Flower Farm for many years. She enjoyed watching Christmas movies and mysteries and traveling to Florida and Myrtle Beach in the winter. She was an avid reader reading 4 – 5 books a week. Gloria also was a huge fan of the UCONN Women’s Basketball team never missing a game. She was very skilled at any crafts, knitting, crocheting, quilting and especially sewing making beautiful dresses and coats for her granddaughters. She is survived by her three cherished children, John (Terri) Rivers of AZ, Karen Janelle of Winsted and Pamela (Donnie) Lamontagne of Torrington; 5 beloved grandchildren, Amy Janelle (Bob Popp), Mark (Maria) Janelle, Katie Janelle (Mike Etter), Raymond (Shara) Rivers and Danielle Lamontagne (Danny Evenden); six great grandchildren, Natalie Howley, Kailyn, Penelope and Amiah Rivers, Tyler Leger and Autumn Janelle; and a brother, Charles Macchi of CA. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Steve Janelle. Friends may call on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 12 – 2 PM with a 2 PM service. Burial will be held privately at St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington at a later date. Visit an online guestbook at


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