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Gloria Nicolai, 84, of Egremont

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By Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 Obituaries

Gloria M. Nicolai, 84, passed away Aug. 6, 2018, at her home.

Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Goshen, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Gustav and Karen Olsen Pedersen. Gloria was a graduate of the former Searles High School and then employed by General Electric in Pittsfield prior to her marriage to Peter Nicolai in 1953. Primarily a homemaker, Gloria was a military wife for 20 years, having moved 21 times and raising their two sons in those 20 years.

Gloria is survived by her beloved husband, Peter, and they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage Aug. 9, 2018. She also leaves her sons Peter Nicolai and wife Winnie Nourse of Sarasota, Florida, and Marc Nicolai and partner Lewis Fuchs of Galveston, Texas. Gloria also leaves her granddaughter Heather Nicolai and husband Murray Oliver of Gabriels, New York, and her great-granddaughter Hannah Oliver of Gabriels, New York. She also leaves her brother Jan Pedersen and wife June of Stockbridge, five nieces and six nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Per and Alf Pedersen.

There will be a graveside service Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the North Egremont Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gloria’s name may be made to either Massachusetts General Hospital or HospiceCare in the Berkshires through the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA. To send remembrances to the family, visit http://www.finnertyandstevens.com.

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