DENNIS - Kind, generous, loving, creative, gracious, and smart, Glenna was a devoted wife and mom. Her passing at age 68 on December 1, 2020, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, leave her children Laurel, Mark, and Michael and her husband of forty-nine and a half years, Christopher, missing her more deeply than words can express. Through her love of gardening, she created lovely flower gardens everywhere she lived. A bibliophile, Glenna read several books a week throughout her life. She earned degrees in the study of her passions, Horticulture at Essex Agricultural Institute, and Library Science at The University of Maine. A lover of fine arts and antiques, and an excellent pianist she filled the house with music every day on her 1875 Weber Grand Piano. The water was a magnet for Glenna, and she was never as happy as when she was swimming in Cape Cod Bay, kayaking on Penobscot Bay in Maine, or playing in the surf on Nantucket. Joyful and giving, Glenna will be intensely missed by her close circle of friends. An environmentalist, she vigorously supported the Brewster Conservation Trust. Glenna’s life was one of devotion to her family and social activism.
In addition to her children and husband, Glenna is survived by her mother Barbara King of Sarasota, Fl; and her brother Peter King of Enosburg Falls, VT. She was predeceased by her father, Glenn King, and her sister, Lindy Lee King Jones.
The Thoracic Oncology team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute supported Glenna wonderfully for four years and gave her the chance to travel the globe from Alaska to Patagonia, and Bermuda to Scotland. Memorial donations can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, or Brewster Conservation Trust, 36 Red Top Road, Brewster, MA 02631.
Thanks to Faith Robey for letting us know and for sending this wonderful picture of Glenna and Faith taken in Brewster in October 2019.
I'm deeply saddened to learn of Glenna's passing. Truly a remarkable woman and a wonderful life she led. My condolences to her family. Warmest Regards, Dana Crawford.
Beth Nardone (Fridinger)
I a so sorry to hear that Glenna has passed away.
Adria Goldman (Frenzel)
Glenna always had a smile for everyone. She was so sweet and kind always in high school. My condolences to her family.
Adria Goldman Frenzel
Sue Ann Stansfield (Fecteau)
I am so sorry to hear of this. I remember her as a soft spoken lady with a beautiful smile. May she rest in peace.
Very sorry to hear of Glenna's passing. She was sweet, kind, and always had a smile on her face. The World is a poorer place with her gone. My condolences to Glenna's entire family.
I was especially moved reading her obituary describing a woman of gentle strength, talent, and character. She died too young.
My sincere condolences on the passing of Glenna King. As long as I knew her through the Neefham School system, she was always good natured, friendly and had a very nice appearance. Sorry we didn't reconnect or run into each other after graduating.
I haven't been on this website for a very long time and consequently I'm very rusty in my skill in navigating on this website.. Within the last week or
so I learned about the passing of Glenna. I was in a couple of classes with her.. In the summer of 1969 my family moved to Sutton Road,,which is not
far from where Glenna lived. During our senior year Glenna and I would occasionly meet as we walked to school in the morning.. It was a true
pleasure to get to know her. She was a wonderfully kind and serenely thoughtful person. My thouhts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.
Zeni Niden (Brooks)
I was very saddened to hear of Glenna's passing. She was always so gracious and kind. The last time I saw her was when we both lived in Brewster. She had bought an old home and was renovating it, in a typical Glenna way, attention to historical detail, with beautiful antiques to match. She loved living on Cape Cod.
My prayers of comfort are for her family.