Glenna M. PelletierDecember 28, 1930 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 86)
Glenna Marie (McCarthy) Pelletier, 86, of Bristol, beloved wife of Rosaire Pelletier, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 following an extended illness. She was attended to by her family and the extraordinary staff of Bristol Hospital and Ingraham Manor. Glenna was born on December 28, 1930 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, and was one of ten children of the late Leonard and Alma McCarthy. Glenna married Rosaire June 26, 1950 when they would move to Bristol to raise their family of six children. She worked as a crossing guard for many years at St. Ann’s School and enjoyed getting together with her other crossing guard friends, also known as the “Coffee Girls”. She also pursued a career in real estate working with her sisters Bernice Goodine and Geneva Beaulieu. Glenna and Rosaire kept their family close by having a cottage at West Hill Pond in Barkhamsted, CT. They then moved into Westerly, RI where their family and grandchildren enjoyed the ocean life. Glenna and Rosaire completed a lifelong dream of owning a home in Barefoot Bay, FL, where they enjoyed many family and friends during their retirement years. Their current home is located in Bristol, CT. Glenna was an active parishioner of St. Ann Church in Bristol, CT, and most recently of St. Gregory Church in Bristol, CT, where her faith was most meaningful.In addition to her loving husband of 66 years, Glenna is survived by six children and spouses: Dale and Sue Ellen Pelletier of New Hartford, Stanley and Sharon Pelletier of Westerly, RI, Wayne Pelletier of Rockaway, NJ, Patti and Thomas Treichel of Bristol, Tori and Lawrence Pace of Glastonbury, and Peggy and Michael Harris of Barkhamsted; two sisters: Geneva Beaulieu of Scarborough, ME, and Sandra McCarthy of Bristol. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, Melissa Pelletier-Rainey of Terryville, Eric Pelletier of Pottstown, PA, Matthew Pelletier of New Hartford, Timothy Treichel of Bristol, Craig Treichel of Marietta, GA, Kenneth Treichel of Bristol, Christopher Pace of Glastonbury, Stephen Pace of Cambridge, MA, Amber Carlson of Cannon, Bridget Pelletier of Mehoopany, PA, and Emily and Seth Harris of Barkhamsted. Her great grandchildren, Makayla, Madison, and Allison Rainey of Terryville, Cole Pelletier of Terryville, Jack Treichel of Marietta GA, and a soon to be great granddaughter of Eric and Elise Pelletier. Glenna was predeceased by two brothers, Conrad and Alton McCarthy, and five sisters Betty Cassidy, Leona McCarthy, Gilberta McCarthy, Althea Haines, and Bernice Goodine. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT followed by a Mass Christian Burial at St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St, Bristol, at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol, CT. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to: Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, PO Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is assisting the family. Please visit Glenna’s memorial website www.funkfuneralhome.com.