Gloria E. Striggles (Soares), 89 of Bridgewater died peacefully on June 4th, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. Gloria was born in New York, New York, only daughter of the late Pearl and Louis Soares.
Gloria was a very proud Bridgewater resident, devoting so much of her time in support of it through her work with the Board of Registrars at the town hall. Gloria served as a member of the board of Trustees at Massasoit Community College where she also obtained an honorary degree. She was actively involved in the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, the Bridgewater Senior Center, the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis Club of Bridgewater, the Ousamequin club of Bridgewater, Scotland Women’s Club, was a founding member of Handi Kids, now known as the Bridge Center, but her greatest accomplishments were being the driving force of her husband’s political career and being the matriarch of her beautiful family .
Wife of the late Matthew W.C. Striggles. Loving mother of Matthew W.C. Jr. and his wife Betty of Attleboro, Darren G. and his late wife Heather of Bridgewater, Mark L. And his wife Marites of Raynham and Duane A. of CA. Proud grandmother of Linda, Brianne, Sonya, Matthew III, Jordyn, Joy, and Jiji and great grandmother of Daviann, Taelyn, and Aria. She also leaves behind her dedicated caregiver Andrea Drosdik of Wareham.
A Funeral service will be held in the United Methodist Church, 35 School St, Bridgewater on Friday June 8th 11:00am. Visiting hours will be held in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater Thursday June 7th, 2018 from 4-8pm. Burial will follow the Service in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater.
Donations may be sent to Massasoit Community College or the Bridge Center, Bridgewater MA 02324.