Clink, Gloria

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Gloria Alice Clink, 84, of Greenville, SC, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at her assisted living facility The Haven in the Village at Chanticleer, surrounded by her loving family.

Gloria was born January 9, 1934 in Cambridge, MA, to parents Frank & Mary Cossette. She married Carl Boris in Cambridge, MA in 1954, and later married William Clink in Petoskey, MI in 1978. Gloria was employed by Burns Clinic in Petoskey, and later by Northern Star Publishing in Boyne City, MI. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, playing bingo and enjoying the music of her earlier life. She was a very active member of St. Mary’s catholic church in Gaylord, where she deeply cherished serving as Eucharistic Minister, and leading a rosary and bible study group.

Gloria is survived by her children, Donna Boris of CA, Karen Spruce of MI, Cindy Victor of KS, Veronica (Tony) Jones of AZ, Janine Moore of MI, and Michael (Amy) Boris of SC.; step-sons David Clink of MI, Neil Clink of MI, and Eric Clink of MI; sister Doris McDermott of MA; ten grandchildren; six great-grand children; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Frank and Edward; sister Rita; and husbands Carl and William.

Gloria enjoyed a simple life of service and sacrifice to others, and loved to practice and share her faith with everyone.

The family would like to thank Natalia, Megan, Ashley, Measha, and the entire staff at The Haven for their loving care of our wonderful mother throughout her journey in SC.  The family would also like to thank Kindred Hospice of Greenville for their wonderful care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11am. Visitation will be held prior to Mass from 9:30 until the time of service.

Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gloria to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

4 comments on “Clink, Gloria”

  1. To my dearest friend Ronnie and all your family, As hard as it is to lose your mom, rejoice in the fact that she is whole and healthy sitting at god’s table. My condolences to you all.

  2. Debbie (Boris) Frost

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family during this difficult time. Sorry that I flew back to Florida and won’t be able to come help celebrate her life with you all on Friday. She was a special lady and I fondly remember visiting your place in Boyne City and sleep overs. Aunt Gloria will always hold a special place in my heart.


    My condolences to your family, Gloria became a client of mine many years ago. Our prayers are with your family. Dick and Becky Shavinski, Gaylord, MI.

  4. Eric and family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Gloria. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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