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Wampanoag Tribal Elder Gladys Widdiss Dies at 97

The artist, leader and loved tribal member will be missed by many

Gladys A. Widdiss, 97, of Aquinnah died on Wednesday morning June 13, 2012 at the

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard D. Widdiss and her son Marc Widdiss.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Widdiss and Carl Widdiss and her daughter Dawn Widdiss; her grandsons, Heath and Jason Widdiss; and her greatgrandchildren, Josie Iadiccico and Cameron Widdiss.

According to the Martha's Vineyard Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, the family will be receiving visitors at Gladys' home located at 1 Howwassee Way in Aquinnah on Saturday, June 16 from 1 pm until Sunday, June 17 at 10 am.

Her graveside service will be held in the Gay Head cemetery, Aquinnah on Sunday, June 17 at 11 am officiated by Rev. Roger Spinney.

Donations may be made in her memory to the , 10 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535.

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