Gloria Jean Sprague

ALFRED – On Tuesday April 27, 2021, Gloria Jean Sprague loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, passed away at the age of 80 surrounded by family.Gloria was born August 6, 1940 to Walter and Grace Babcock of Alfred. Gloria loved and admired Alfred so much that she grew up on a small farm on one side of Biddeford Road and purchased a house on the other side of the road where she raised her family, living peacefully until her death. Throughout her life Gloria was a wonderful cook. Gloria worked at the Alfred Elementary School which meant her children could not get away with anything because the teachers knew her personally.She worked at Leedy’s for over 20 years, and she was so dedicated that even after her eyesight started to fail and she lost her ability to drive, she would walk to and from work. Everything had it’s place in Leedy’s kitchen and if something was moved, she knew it! She won 1st place in Chili and Chowder contest and her clam chowder recipe is on a menu at a reputable restaurant in New England “Gloria’s Clam Chowder”. She also worked at the Alfred Country Store before retiring. She coached Little League Softball in Alfred when her daughters were in school and loved Red Sox Baseball. Gloria loved family being around, everyone was invited; from family cookouts in the summer on the back deck to Thanksgiving where even friends of family members were included and welcomed. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Sprague, her son Timothy Brackett, and infant daughter Nancy Ann Brackett. She is survived by her sister Nancy St. Peter and husband Rodney of Sanford; daughter Cindy Sanborn and significant other Jeff Webber of Alfred, daughter Jayme Page and significant other Steve Vangel of Shapleigh. She is also survived by grandchildren, Nicole Stone and husband Gary, Ashley Ducharme and husband Michael, Laura Brackett, Erica Whitaker and husband Jake, Amber Ward and husband Anthony, Timothy Brackett Jr.; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gloria, you were always saying “I’m Fine” and now we know you are because you told us Mother Teresa was coming to get you and make you an Angel. Gloria’s family would like to personally thank York Hospital Hospice for helping them bring her home to spend her last hours surrounding by loved ones in comfort. Graveside services and celebration of life to be held at later date.

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