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Gladys (Stowell) LaGrant

1919 ~ 2022 (age 102)


     It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Gladys LaGrant, on Saturday, April 16th at Lee Healthcare.

     She was the daughter of Hugh L. and Effie Stowell Tenney, and was born in Glendale, MA on August 12, 1919 and was one of 9 children. Mrs. LaGrant graduated from the former Williams High School in Stockbridge with a Business education. She married Fred Ray LaGrant in 1939 and worked with her husband in Southern Berkshire Welding taking care of the bookkeeping for many years. Together they built the Pilgrim Motel which Gladys managed. She enjoyed baking for family and friends, attending sporting events of her grandchildren and neighbor’s children and was always available for a game of ball in her yard. Many still stopped by to say Hello and reminisce about the good times they had. In the winter it was the Ski Doo trips to the Camp on the mountain that Gladys loved with family and friends.

     Gladys is survived by two daughters: Jeanne M. Brown (her faithful caregiver) and Elaine Guachione Matthew of Lee; a son: Fred W. La Grant of Pittsfield; five grandchildren: James J. Guachione (Amy), Paul Brown (Susie), Jeff Brown (Lisa), Jessie Mooney and Shane La Grant; three great grandchildren: Gina Guachione, Samantha Brown and Abigail Brown; one brother: Herbert G. Tenney. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1991 and grandsons John R. Guachione in 2004 and Bryant LaGrant in 2021 also brothers: Charles, Ralph, Raymond, Robert, and Donald Tenney and a sister Grace Pixley.

     At Gladys’ request there will be no calling hours or services. Gladys will be buried with her husband  at a later date. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, please do so to Lee High Gridiron, St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, or Hospice Care in the Berkshires, in care of Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main Street  Lee, MA 01238.


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No services to be held


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Hospice Care in the Berkshires
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Lee High School Gridiron Club
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