Gloria Goss, 88, of New Jersey, formerly of Pittsfield

Gloria was a switchboard operator for Hood Ice Cream for about 10 years, and a professional seamstress for Maplewood Fabrics and Fabric Fabrications in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Gloria Goss, 88, passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Valley View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Newton, New Jersey. Gloria was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Watertown to Harry and Irene (MacLean) Jenkins. She grew up in Everett. She was a resident of Pittsfield before moving to Lafayette, New Jersey.

Gloria was a switchboard operator for Hood Ice Cream for about 10 years, and a professional seamstress for Maplewood Fabrics and Fabric Fabrications in the 1970s and ‘80s. Gloria always loved serving Jesus, her lord and savior. She attended evangelical churches her whole life. At various times throughout her life, she taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, kid’s club, and pioneer girls, and was an organist and pianist.

Gloria is survived by daughter Susan Goss Oberg and husband Lee Oberg and their five children Chelsea Damon, Jesse Oberg, Lindsay Vega, Jennifer Oberg and Sarah Brown, and three great-grandchildren; daughter Carolyn Goss Duprey and significant other Lou Muller; son Daniel Goss and wife Jennifer Messer Goss and their children Nicolas Goss, Amy Goss and Sierra Messer, and one great-grandchild; and her nieces and nephews. Gloria was predeceased by her childhood sweetheart and husband, Rev. Earl Goss; and her sister, Joanne Piemonte.

The family will hold a private viewing and funeral in Massachusetts. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230 is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider a donation to Samaritan’s Purse. The family wishes to thank the many nurses and staff at Valley View for their wonderful care for Gloria over the last five years. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.