Gloria M. Larson, of Williamsville, a retired elementary school teacher, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 86.
Born Gloria Marong in Buffalo, she was a 1943 graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School, earned a bachelor's degree in education from Fredonia State Teachers College and served in the Army during World War II.
Mrs. Larson had a 40-year classroom career in the Buffalo area, teaching elementary students in the Amherst and Sweet Home schools.
She was a member of the Willow Ridge Garden Club and the Women's Veterans Association.
Her husband, Victor C., died in 1991.
She is survived two sons, Michael P. and Robert J.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Christopher Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.