The passing of Gloria Conway, a founder of this newspaper who shepherded it for so many years, did not come as a surprise. Mrs. Conway had been fighting ill health for quite some time.
Yet her death strikes a sad chord for those Charlestown people who knew her and who respected her and who held her as a friend.
Above all, Mrs. Conway, throughout a long life, was a great friend to the men, women and children of this neighborhood – which she loved.
For more than 40 years as publisher and managing editor of the Charlestown Patriot, she brought to this neighborhood, week to week, all the news of the neighborhood.
She was only 71 when she died last week.
We lament her death and we offer our condolences to her children Dorothy and Tim Conway.
May she rest in peace.