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Gloria A. Perry


MASSENA – Mrs. Gloria A. Perry, 70, formerly of Grassmere Terrace, passed away Thursday evening, May 29, 2014 at the Highland Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past few years.

Gloria was born June 1, 1943 in Potsdam, the daughter of the late Frank C. and Isabelle Brannen Ackerman. She attended Massena Central Schools and later graduated from Mater Dei College. She was once married to Lyle Mossow and Barry Perry, which both ended in divorce.

Gloria worked in various departments and positions for ARC in Norwood. She was a congregant of the Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ and former member of the Cretona Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She truly enjoyed playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, driving around to see the wildlife, and spending precious time with her grandchildren

She is survived by her 3 children, John Mossow of Louisiana; Keith and Kay Mossow of Florida; and Shelley and Scott Silver of Massena; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was predeceased by a grandson, Ryan Carr on August 28, 1987 and her sister, Margaret “Peggy” Ackerman on July 6, 2013.

Friends may call the Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ Saturday, June 7, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am until the time of the service at 11:00. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Massena.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where condolences may be shared online at

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