Ethel's Story

BRISTOL AND SOUTHINGTON, CT AND EDDINGTON - Ethel V. (Crossman) Glass, 80, a longtime Bristol resident who recently moved to Southington, passed away on Saturday Jan. 30, 2016 at the HOCC at Bradley in Southington. She was the loving wife of the late John W. Glass.

Born August 14, 1935 in Hampden, ME to the late David and Louise D. (White) Crossman, she was educated in Eddington, ME, graduating from Bangor High School and then moving to Connecticut.

Ethel retired from Stanley Tools after 35 years, retiring in 1998 as the "happy hooker." She worked and volunteered at Southington Care Center for over 10 years. She also worked for FAV Homecare and was a crossing guard for the Southington Public Schools.

She is survived by her two children Brian D. Glass and his wife Tracy of Hermon, ME; Nadine L. Walton and her husband John of Southington; her grandchildren; Craig Glass and his wife Abby of Brewer, ME; Colin Glass and his wife Lyla of Santa Clara, CA; Erica Waller and her husband Justin of Southington; Keith Brown and his wife Diana of Jackson, ME and Michele Johnson of Hermon, ME and Timmy Angell of Southington and her great-grandchildren: Cierra, Evan, Cheyenne, Conner, Ella and Parker. She also leaves behind her brother Newell "Joe" Crossman and his wife Donna of Wethersfield and her niece Kristen Crossman of Wethersfield, her nephew Steven Crossman of Denver, CO and her great-niece Morgan Hadden of Wethersfield and many SPECIAL FRIENDS, too many to list. She was predeceased by her brother, Stanley "Red" Crossman.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel's memory may be made to Southington Care Center, Patient Fund, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489 or to the HOCC at Bradley, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 4 - 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and directions, please visit
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