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Gretchen V. Sliva

April 20, 1935 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 82)

Gretchen V. Sliva died peacefully at home on October 3, 2017 in Randolph, ME at the age of 82.  Gretchen is survived by her loving son, John Scott Sliva and his wife Sharon, grandson John Sliva,  his wife Charity, and their daughter Leona (Lea)  grandson Matthew Sliva and his fiancée Emily Nason .  Gretchen had a great love and devotion to her family and they brought her great joy.  She was pre-deceased by her loving husband John in 2015 and her beloved daughter Toni Lynn in 1980. 

Gretchen was born on April 20, 1935 in Augusta.  She graduated from Cony High School and the University of Maine in Orono.  She spent her years substitute teaching in various schools and was the Randolph Town Clerk for many years.  She also worked for the State of Maine at various times.

Gretchen loved spending time at the family camp on Schoodic Lake.  She loved boating and fishing.  Unfortunately, her advanced COPD made that difficult in the last few years.  Her message to everyone was “Don’t smoke!”

The family would like to send love and profuse thanks to Gretchen’s caregivers Tina Lamoreau Whitten and Christine Barnard.  Our lives would have been impossible without them.  Gretchen loved them very much.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Staples Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church in Gardiner.  Burial will follow in the Hallowell Cemetery. 

 Service Information

Visiting hours
October 9, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Staples Funeral Home
53 Brunswick Ave.
P.O.Box 598
Gardiner, ME 04345

Funeral Mass
October 10, 2017

10:00 AM
St Joseph Catholic Church
110 School Street
Gardiner, Maine 04345

October 10, 2017

11:30 AM
Hallowell Cemetery
27-31 Water Street
Hallowell, Maine 04347

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