Gloria I. "Glo" Follis
April 17, 1935- May 2, 2018
Gloria I. “Glo” (Chiereghio)
Follis, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday
morning, May 2, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton,
she was 83. Gloria was born in Somerville in 1935, the daughter
of Mario and Susan (Di Lello) Chiereghio. She was raised in
Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School with the
Class of 1953. In that year she met her future husband, James F.
Follis, at a high school dance. The two were married in
September of 1956, and first settled down in Chelsea and raised
their family, before relocating to Malden almost 50 years ago.
Gloria worked for many years for the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust
Bank in Malden; she worked in the returns department, until she
retired in 1992. In her spare time, Gloria enjoyed playing
cards, traveling with her husband Jim and family, as well as
watching the New England Patriots. She also loved to go shopping
as well as the occasional trot down to the gambling halls. She
was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Abington VFW, the
Ladies Auxiliary of the DAV Post #85 of Malden, and was a Past
State Commander of the Ladies Auxiliary of Massachusetts.
She is survived by her husband, James F. Follis of Malden, her
children, James J. “Jimmy” Follis of Malden, Stephen M. Follis
of Lynn, Deanna G. Follis of Billerica, and Marilyn Nolan of
Billerica, her aunt, Lena Di Lucia of Somerville, as well as many
nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Monday, May 7, 2018 at
Interment to follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, May 6,
2018 from 3 – 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked contributions in Gloria’s
memory be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny
Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.