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Anna Margaret Gledhill
Educator, Veteran was 99
Anna Margaret Gledhill died peacefully at home in Hallowell, Maine on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was 99.
Born Anna Margaret Fiddler in New Brighton Pennsylvania, she grew up there as well as Stamford Connecticut. She also spent time in Havana Cuba, San Juan Puerto Rico, and New York City.
A graduate of Low-Heywood School in Stamford and Wellesley College, Anna Margaret served as an officer in the US Navy WAVES in Washington DC during World War II. After the war, she returned to Stamford where she married Gilbert Gledhill in 1951. The couple settled in Darien Connecticut and raised a family there.
Mrs. Gledhill was a lifelong student and teacher of early childhood education. She earned a Master’s Degree in religious education from Union Theological Seminary and a Master’s Degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College, both in New York City. Through the years she led and taught at several nursery schools and pre-kindergartens in Greenwich, Stamford and Noroton Connecticut.
In 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Gledhill moved to Green Pond in Saranac Lake, New York where they spent almost 20 years of semi-retirement. From there they moved to Augusta Maine. After Mr. Gledhill’s death in 2006, Mrs. Gledhill moved to Hallowell.
She is survived by her children: Philip Gledhill of Little Silver NJ, Charles Gledhill of Durham NC, Mary Gledhill of Lockwood NY, and Anna Christine (Christy) Crocker of Hallowell, and seven grandchildren.
A service of remembrance and committal will be held on Sunday, May 13th at 3:00 p.m. at the Gledhill/Crocker home, 31 Summer Street in Hallowell. Family, friends, and neighbors are invited to come for the service and the open house to follow. Burial will follow on Monday, May 14th at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Gledhill’s name to a charity of your choosing