Gloria J. Gamon, 87, Portsmouth

Gloria Jaclyn (Doolittle) Gamon, 87, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Newport Hospital. Gloria was born in Torrington, Conn., on October 12, 1925, one of four children of the late Merton and Louva (Mack) Doolittle.  Gloria was predeceased by her husband Thomas A. Gamon formally of New Haven, Conn. Gloria was a graduate of Yale School of nursing. As a registered nurse she worked as an ER nurse at Rhode Island Hospital and she was the supervisor of nurses at the Howard Institute of Mental Health Cranston. Gloria and her husband Tom were the original owners of the Marina Pub and Brick Alley Pub in Newport. Always great supporters of their children's interests, Gloria and Tom were founding members of the Rhode Island Kids Wrestling Federation and donors to the State Ballet of Rhode Island. Gloria tirelessly drove from little league to ballet class to wrestling matches to encourage individuality in her children. Gloria is survived by six children, Deborah Luther and her husband Francis, Thomas A. Gamon Jr. and his wife Alice, and Ronald S. Gamon and his wife Alison, all of Bristol, Gregory K. Gamon and his wife Denise of Jamestown, Suzanne DelVecchio and her husband James of North Kingston, and Valerie Robertson and her husband Dr. Chris Robertson of Norwell, Mass., 14 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Calling hours will be held on, Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m., in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Thomas A. Gamon Scholarship Fund, URI, 6 Rhody Ram Way, Kingston, RI 02881. For additional information, visit


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