Gladys R. McKinstry

February 27, 1934 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 84)


Gladys R. McKinstry, 84, of Upton, died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Allan W. McKinstry.

Born in Biddeford, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Aram Arthur and Grace Sarah (Berry) Bigelow. She was educated in Biddeford and Kennebunk schools and was a graduate of Kennebunk High School.

Gladys worked as a teacher’s aide at Blackstone Valley Technical High School for many years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the Community Covenant Church in Hopkinton, an active member of the Upton Senior Center, where she delivered Meals On Wheels and belonged to the Knitting Club. She was a former member of the Upton Bloomer Girls and enjoyed knitting and cooking.

Gladys is survived by three children, Allan W. McKinstry, Jr. of Upton, Janice K. Mosko and her husband, Jack, of Woburn and Glenn S. McKinstry of Uxbridge; two brothers, Elliot Bigelow of Whitinsville and Edward Bigelow of Upton; two sisters, Myra Bigelow of Upton and Caroline Bigelow-Fort of Upton; five grandchildren, Kyla McKinstry, Erika Wine and her husband, Chris, Cameron McKinstry, Jacqueline Mosko and Jillian Mosko and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Litchfield, Jayden Wine and McKenzie Wine.

She was the mother of the late Robert E. McKinstry.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Main St., Upton.

A memorial service will be on Thursday, March 15, at the Community Covenant Church, 2 West Elm St., Hopkinton at 11:30 A.M.

The graveside service at Hillside Cemetery, Sterling, has been postponed to a later date due to the weather.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association at or to the Upton Bloomer Girls, P.O Box 121, Upton, MA 01568

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