November 10, 1937 - April 19, 2021
Gloria (Banks) Stryker, 83, died Monday, April 19, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1937 in Somerville, MA, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacDonald) Banks. She grew up in Somerville until she married her first husband in 1957, after which she moved to Tewksbury in 1960. She later married her present husband, Don Stryker, in 1987 and moved to Hudson, NH in 1988 where her husband currently resides. Along with raising 7 children Gloria worked at several organizations from 1954 until 1992 at which time she retired: Woolworth’s (1954-1955), New England Wire & Cable (1955-1957), Town of Tewksbury Engineering Dept. (1975-1978) and lastly at Digital Equipment Corporation (1978-1992). Gloria and Don loved traveling and had the opportunity to see numerous countries and domestic locations. She especially loved going on cruises in the Caribbean. Gloria’ favorite pastime was Word Search puzzles and spent many hours doing them in her kitchen in Hudson. She was a very strong-willed and warm-hearted person who will be very much missed by her family. Besides her loving husband Don, her devoted family includes Son Michael Flaherty of Nashua, NH, Daughter Donna Flaherty of Natick, MA, Son John Flaherty (and wife Teresa) of Londonderry, NH, Daughter Sharon Flaherty (and husband Bernie) of Plymouth, MA, Son Craig Flaherty of Salem, MA, Son Steve Flaherty (and wife Traci) of Hudson, NH, Daughter Valerie Flaherty (and husband Chris) of Clermont, FL, Stepson Donald Stryker, Jr. (and wife Dawn) of Tyngsboro, MA, Stepson Steven Stryker of Lowell, MA. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and several Nephews and Nieces. A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 22nd in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. All those wishing to attend are asked to follow in procession and may meet in the parking lot of the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes, 50 Ferry St., in Hudson. Please arrive between 10:45am - 11:00am. All those attending are asked to please wear a face mask or facial covering and to practice social distancing at the cemetery.
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