Gloria Berenson, 85, of Hampden, died Nov. 11. Born in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of Edith and Charles Hodson. She was the wife of Bernard Berenson. She graduated from New England Deaconess Hospital and worked as a nurse in hospitals from Boston to San Francisco. After settling in Hampden, she became a visiting nurse and provided care to chronically and terminally ill patients. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts and tutoring foreign students in English. She is survived by a son, Joel and his wife Jody; a daughter, Julie and her husband, Darryl; her grandchildren, Katherine and her husband, Michael, Jessica, Victoria, and Nick and his wife, Katie; and her great-grandchildren, Devin and Lauren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hampden Senior Center and the Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice.
ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME