Gloria J. (Hoffer) Crafts

August 6, 1928 ~ October 21, 2018 (age 90)

BARRE, VT- Gloria Joyce Hoffer Crafts, age 90, peacefully passed away in her sleep on October 21, 2018 at Berlin Health and Rehab in Vermont.

Gloria was born August 6, 1928 in White Plains, NY, the daughter of the late Erik and Cecil (Harris) Hoffer.

During her first marriage, having the name Gloria Joyce (Hoffer) Drury, she became a self-taught wonder of many talents, from motherhood to the community. Gloria appreciated antiques, learning how to refinish, stain, paint, and stencil furniture. She revived The Fremont NH Historical Society, while living there. According to her children, she was the best cook in the world, especially the apple pies and spaghetti sauce, pea soup and sauerkraut not so much. As if that’s not enough, she was an accomplished gardener, superb seamstress, knitter, and creator of gorgeous braided rugs, one truly large.

Gloria is survived by her four children, Susan Drury Buckley formerly of Brentwood NH, presently of Brunswick, GA, Janet Drury Grenier of Randolph Center, VT, Alan Drury of Northwood, NH and Peter Drury of South Royalton VT; along with six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three sisters Gladys Miller, Eleanor Parian and Myrna Minardi.

Our mom, a devout Christian, has finally been released from the tethers of earth to the Heavens above.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom.  Burial will take place at a later date in Pennsylvania.  In lieu of flowers or donations, we kindly ask you to hug your mom if at all possible. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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