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Obituary for Sierra Leone RPCV Gloria Seldin

Obituary for Sierra Leone RPCV Gloria Seldin

At age 62, she joined the Peace Corps and served in Sierra Leone, Africa. Upon returning to Concord, Gloria served as a volunteer for many organizations, including Hospice House, America Reads and Concord Hospital.

Obituary for Sierra Leone RPCV Gloria Seldin

Gloria Seldin

By Monitor staff

February 1, 2011

Gloria Seldin, 86, of Church Street, Concord, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she and her husband, Julian, moved to New Hampshire in 1967, residing in Hillsboro until her husband's death in 1981, at which time she moved to Concord.

Gloria worked at the New Hampshire Association for the Elderly in Penacook.

At age 62, she joined the Peace Corps and served in Sierra Leone, Africa. Upon returning to Concord, Gloria served as a volunteer for many organizations, including Hospice House, America Reads and Concord Hospital.

She worked tirelessly and passionately for the New Hampshire Democratic Party and was elected to the Legislature, where she served as state representative from Ward 4 for six years, working diligently on the Health and Human Services Committee.

Gloria believed above all things that it was important to give back to the community, and she strived to do so her entire adult life.

She is survived by son, Michael, and his wife, Anu, of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; daughter, Mary-Jean of Peabody, Mass.; sister, Sheila Rothenberg and her husband, Robert, of Tucson, Ariz.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

A memorial service was held Jan. 25 at her home, attended by family, friends and colleagues.

Her ashes will be buried in a private ceremony.

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