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Gloria Evelyn (Jewell) Van Van
March 16, 2023


WEBSTER – Gloria Evelyn (Jewell) Van Van, 79, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 16, 2023. Her husband Chung Van Van died in 2007.

She leaves 7 children, David Peterson and his wife Debbie, Melinda Peterson and her spouse Mark Aguiar, Michael Peterson and his wife Kerri Johnston-Peterson, Joyce O’Connor, Cheryl Westerman and her husband John, Laura Peterson and Stephen Peterson; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy, Shannon, Aaron, Cynthia, Ryan, Benjamin, Sarah, Colin, Nicole and Leah; 3 great-grandchildren, Megan, Evelyn and Carson; a niece, Darlene Jewell; 3 nephews, Danny, Scott and Chad Jewell; and Russell Miller who is considered part of the family. She was preceded in death by Her brother Roger L. Jewell who died on February 6 and by her sister-in-law and dear friend Marcia Jewell.

She was born on November 17, 1943, the daughter of Emery “Buster” and Elizabeth (Korch) Jewell and raised in Oxford. She lived in Webster for most of her life. After raising her family, she earned an associate degree from Becker Junior College.

Mrs. Van Van first worked as a veterinarian technician at the Oxford Animal Hospital and then was the head of the quality control at Abbott Labs in Worcester until she retired.
Gloria enjoyed gardening, tending to her rose bushes and spending time with her family. She loved cooking, nature and animals (especially her dogs). She was a fan of the rock group Pink Floyd.

As she wished, there will be no funeral, but a celebration of her life will be held in the near future. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster.

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Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home
340 School Street
Webster, MA 01570