Gloria L. (Shorette) Robertson of Groton


Gloria L. (Shorette) Robertson, 88, of Groton passed away with her loving husband Norman by her side. She was married to Norman R. Robertson with whom she celebrated their seventy first wedding anniversary on November 11, 2017.

Born in Oakland, ME, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Dorothy Shorette.

Gloria retired from the Food Service Department at the Groton Dunstable Regional High School.

She was a member of Christian Union Congregation Church in West Groton.

Gloria was a member of the Alpine Square Dancing Club, the Merry Makers of Groton, the Groton Grange and the Rebekah’s. She enjoyed spending time at Brant Rock Beach in Marshfield, picking up sea glass, shopping and going out to lunch with her sisters.

Besides her husband she is survived by her sons, Norman “Bud” Robertson of Groton and his fiancé, Judith Buckley of Billerica, Dale Robertson and his companion, Lisa Ellis of Townsend; daughters, Jean and her husband, George Bailey of Barrington, NH and Debra Gillette of Chelmsford and her companion Bob Reed of Dracut; brothers, Richard Shorette of FL, John and his wife, Jane Shorette of Ware, MA, George and his wife, Nancy Shorette of Monson, MA and Robert and his wife, Sally Shorette of Sarasota, FL; sister, Carolyn and her husband, Edward Sullivan of Somers, CT; Gerry Hill; Richard Rogers and his wife Harriet Rogers;  eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother-in-law of the late Robert Gillette, the sister of the late Leroy Shorette, Eleanor Fowler and Virginia Thursby and the grandmother of the late Edward Thompson.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

  1. Patti Hotchkiss says:

    I just saw this in the paper- I am so sad to hear this. Our deepest condolences to your family and to your dad. We love having them as our Neighbors. I am going to miss hearing your mom’s laugh and talking to her in the yard. She was also so nice and caring to my boys growing up. Please let your dad know that we have been thinking about him and your mom. We are so very sorry. Sending our sincere love and prayers and thoughts to your whole family and your dad. I am so very sorry.

  2. April says:

    To the Robertson family, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a wonderful person, a joyful laugh and always made you feel welcome. She is in heaven with my Mom, laughing as they did when they were together. April & Steve Moulton

  3. Ramona Tolles says:

    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was such a wonderful “Lunch Lady”.

  4. Jessica Miscovitch Ruff says:

    My condolences to the Robertson family. I have known you my whole life(Toni) was my Mom. Please take some comfort knowing she has gone home and Toni was there to meet her. Love, hugs, and prayers to you all.

  5. Bobby Gardner says:

    Dear Bud and the entire Robertson/Shorette families. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Although I did not know her personally, she sounds like an extraordinary woman. I am certain that your many wonderful memories will sustain you in this time of sadness. God bless.

  6. Ethel Kennedy says:

    My condolences to all of you. She was a lovely person . We had so much fun working together, through the years, at the HS cafeteria .

  7. Wolfman says:

    Rip Gloria. my condolences to the family

  8. Amy Fairweather says:

    Bud, so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. Thinking of you & your family. May many memories of her give you comfort at this time and times to come. Xo

  9. Carole Clark says:

    Sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a bubbly person. Jeannie I remember the fun times on the women’s muster team. Mom would always laugh about that. I also knew both your parents with many happy times at Christian Union.

  10. Vickie & Greg Saunders says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Gloria’s family. Gloria was a warm, wonderful person that we all loved. Please give Norman a big hug from us. We have wonderful memories of all of you from our times at the lake. Will keep all of you in our prayers.

  11. Roberta and Buzz says:

    Jeannie and Family,
    Your mom was a unique personality!
    I have so many fond memories of looking for sea glass at Brandt Rock with her.
    Buzz will always remember meeting her at
    Blue Seal Feeds in Rochester!
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  12. Beverly Kaddy Bukkhegyi says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of her with all of us at the Christian Union Church. She also helped my Mom ,Flossie Kaddy, with the lunches at Tarbell School sometimes . I bought a bird feeder and a wooden flower from them a couple of summers ago and had a nice visit with them when I did.

  13. carolyn bissell says:

    Gloria was such a fun lady…always a pleasure to be in her company

  14. Peg Reid Wyman says:

    I am sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing I worked with her at the high school and she was loved by everyone there. She will be greatly missed,

  15. Joyce Starr Dumas says:

    So sorry to hear this Jeanie , Deb , Dale and Buddy ! My deepest sympathy to you and your family ! She was an awesome lady . I haven’t seen her in years but I have fond memories of her and your Dad. Great neighbors on Townsend Rd. You are in my thoughts and prayers !

  16. Pamala Smetana says:

    Buddy,,Jeannie,Debbie,Dale.Uncle Norm. My heartfelt condolences to you all.I have so many wonderful memories of being with you all.Auntie Gloria as we called her,was so much fun!! I wish you all comfort in knowing she was so loved by all. ♥️Penny Williams Hewitt Smetana.

  17. Donna Gilbert Bennett says:

    So sorry for your loss. Gloria was a fun loving lady. She was the best mother in law. Spent many days with her at Brant Rock picking sea glass and walking the beach. She was a wonderful grandmother. I will cherish all my memories with her and Norm for they were apart of my life for many years. Hugs to Norm and I will be praying for the family💕

  18. Gail Chalmers says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. I stopped up to see her 2 weeks ago and her and Norman were sitting in the hallway holding hands. What a great memory I now have. Sending peaceful prayers to everyone.

    Gail and Dickie Chalmers

  19. Mark Kavanagh says:

    Love to the Robertson Clan! Gloria was an Incredible woman. I will miss her calling Bud “Buddy” the most, though it’s only one of numerous things that make me smile and brings back fond memories of her. Saddened AND celebrating a life well lived!

  20. Karen Stevens says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Jeannie and your entire family. What a treasure your Mom was, she will be remembered as a special person who shared her love of life.

  21. Paula Chaisson says:

    Jeannie, so sorry about your mom. She was such a joy to be with at Bow Lake. Our sincere thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Frank & Paula Chaisson.

  22. James A. Douthart says:

    Gloria was one of my favorite people on the planet. My friends and I visited her house and family often when we were in High School. Condolences to her wonderful family . She was a wonderful bright soul and I am grateful I knew her. I’m sorry , words cannot express how I feel right now.

  23. Robert and Julie Fryhover says:

    Our family sends condolences to your family.

  24. Susan Hamilton Roberts says:

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always laughing and always made you feel like one of her own kids. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  25. Karen Doucette says:

    So sad when such a happy, bubbly soul leaves. I knew Gloria as Jeannie’s Mom, our favorite school lunch lady and a fellow Rebekah. Condolences to all her family and friends.

  26. Barbara& Werner Reinhardt says:

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Gloria your wife and mother. Werner and I remember her and Norman fondly from the years they spent with us at Bow Haven Campground. Sending sincere prayers for comfort and peace.

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