Obituary: Gladys Perry Roscoe

Gladys Perry Roscoe, 98, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Door County, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at her home.

She was born September 17, 1917, in Forestville, the daughter of Edward and Martha (Evans) Perry. Gladys married Joseph Samuel Roscoe, formerly of Egg Harbor. He preceded her in death on January 6, 1990.

Throughout the course of her life, Gladys also lived in Texas, California, Florida, and Georgia. Her favorite places were in Florida, and she and her family had great memories of packing into her Airstream trailer in the Florida Keys. Gladys loved cooking meals for family get-togethers, her blackberry cobbler being a family favorite! She was a farmer, school bus driver, homemaker, talented artist, avid square dancer, and above all, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife.

Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Judith English of Glastonbury, CT, Kathy Ehmig of Beaufort, SC; seven grandchildren, Laura English Perry, Lisa English Leggett, Linda English, Eric Boe, Jeffrey Boe, Betsy Ehmig Woolard, Matt Ehmig; seven great-grandchildren; brother, John Perry of Glastonbury, CT; sister-in-law, Mary Perry of Sturgeon Bay; and her longtime friend and dance partner, Paul Brossard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Carol Boe (2005); and brother, George Perry (1994).

Private graveside committal services will be held at Bayside Cemetery with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Gladys will be laid to rest beside her husband, Joseph.

A celebration of her life will be held in Door County in spring of 2016.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

Gladys’ family would like to thank Ocena Mancuso for her compassionate care over the years and, especially, in the last month.

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