Gloria Marie (Busalacchi) Newcomb
1928 ∼ 2020
Gloria M. Newcomb (Busalacchi), 92, of West Harwich, MA, passed away peacefully at her home on November 27th, in the care and comfort of her loving family.
Born in Boston to the late Gaetano (Jack) and Catherine Busalacchi, she was the youngest of 8 children all of whom are pre-deceased. In 1951, she married the love of her life, the late L. Daniel Newcomb. They started their family in Stoneham, MA before relocating to Cape Cod in 1965.
Gloria worked for the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District in the cafeteria for over 20 years. Mrs. Newcomb was well known by the faculty and students for her “extra generous portions” and always bragged that she made the BEST mashed potatoes!
When not in the school kitchen, Gloria ran the Babe Ruth snack bar in Dennis for many years and was always cheering on her children at their sporting events. She was very proud of the family she created. She enjoyed family gatherings and always hosted them with her homemade meals and a smile.
Gloria is survived by her 5 children, Linda Newcomb of Sweden, ME, Elizabeth SanAngelo and her husband Chris of South Yarmouth, MA, Daniel Newcomb of West Harwich, MA, Richard Newcomb and his wife Julie of Denver, NC, Joanne Miller and her husband Sean of Sandwich, MA, along with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored.
Our family would like to thank Susan Johnson and Lisa Gough from VNA Hospice of Cape Cod for their support, kindness, and exceptional service during this journey. Additionally, we thank Gloria’s granddaughter, Emily, for caring for her Grandmother over the past 5 years. Her dedication, compassion and commitment gave “Mimi” the best quality of life possible.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Thursday, December 3rd at the Oak Ridge Cemetery on Rt. 134 in South Dennis, MA.
Due to Covid restrictions mask’s and social distancing is required.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gloria’s memory to the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod.