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GUILFORD Gloria L. Knowles, 74, died after a courageous battle with a long term illness Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at C.A. Dean Hospital and Nursing Home. She was born September 7, 1931, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of the late Laura and Stewart Conley. She lived in the Guilford area all of her life, working for Hardwood Products for over 50 years. Gloria enjoyed spending her weekends at camp, watching the Red Sox and Survivor, playing a friendly game of cribbage, and had a great love for her family and friends. She looked forward to Saturday evening drives to Greenville for dinner with her husband, Dick, and long time friend Richard “Beetle” Nesbit. She was well known for her hard work and honesty; she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Gloria was predeceased by her mother and father, a brother, Larry “Sunny” Conley, and a sister, Lauris Conley.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard “Dick” Knowles of Guilford; her two sons, Larry Knowles of Guilford, and Mickey Knowles and his wife, Jeanne, of Abbot. She has 4 grandchildren, Chris Knowles and his wife Tammy of Sebec, Jamie Knowles of Connecticut, Jody Knowles and his wife, Kasey, of Glenburn; and Adam Knowles of Abbot. She has several great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her beloved companion “Cat”.

In keeping with Gloria’s wishes, there will be no memorial service at this time. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Blanchard Cemetery in Abbot. Gloria’s family wishes to thank all of the C.A. Dean staff for their compassionate care throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the C.A. Dean Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, Maine 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, please go to

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