Gloria E. Hoffman died peacefully at the age of 87 in Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough, N.C.Â
Formerly from New Jersey, she had lived the last five and a half years at Carillon Assisted Living, also in Hillsborough. She leaves behind six of her eight children; David and wife, Prudence, of Oregon; Stewart and wife, Rosemary, in Florida; Hilary McCain and partner, Joyce; Joan St. Claire in New Jersey; Geoffrey in Durham, N.C.; and Damian and wife, Shawn, in Carrboro, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herb, and two daughters, Paula and Alice McCormick. She also leaves behind her favorite â€œCousin Fredâ€ Sisser, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Â
The family would like to thank the great support of Duke Hospice and the loving care of the staff at Carillon and at Brookshire. Most days of her last years, she smiled brightly at the sight of her friends and the staff at both places, where she knew she â€œwas in the middle of all her childrenâ€ and she â€œhad all she needed.â€ The family will miss her greatly and will plan a memorial in New Jersey at a later date.