Gloria Prelli, 79, of Great Barrington died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at Kimball Farms Nursing Home in Lenox.
Gloria was born on January 31, 1942 in Torrington Connecticut, the daughter of Angelo and Rena (Saporite) Lamas. She attended Torrington schools and graduated from Wamogo Regional in Litchfield, class of 1959.
Gloria worked for many years as an x-ray secretary at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Winsted Memorial, and as a medical transcriber in medical records at Fairview Hospital, retiring in 2004. Gloria moved to Great Barrington in 1978 and was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church. She was the President of the Junior Women’s Club of Winsted for two terms, a member of the Fairview Auxiliary and its recording secretary, an Honorary Member of the Plainville, CT Woman’s Club, enjoyed needlework, crossword puzzles, baking, traveling, and vacations in St. Croix.
Gloria is survived by her husband Peter Prelli of Great Barrington, whom she married on April 15, 1961 in Goshen Connecticut, daughter Linda Prelli of Portland, Connecticut, sons Matthew Prelli of Torrington and Michael Prelli (Kim Raftery) of Becket, and granddaughter Amanda.
Funeral services for Gloria Prelli will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Church in Great Barrington, with Reverend William P. Murphy, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Winsted, Connecticut. Family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 27 from 4–6 p.m. at the Birches–Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Gloria’s memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through the Birches–Roy website.