Gladys Lorraine Waite


Pawlet, Vermont – Gladys Lorraine Waite, 83, passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Gladys was born on Oct. 30, 1938, in Dorset, Vermont, the daughter of the late Oliver and Angelia (Wilkins) Tifft.

Gladys loved traveling. She was a kind and compassionate person who was more than willing to help others in any way that she could. She was always up for a good Scrabble game. Gladys loved hosting tea parties with the grandchildren, a memory they are sure to treasure. Being with her family was all that really mattered to her.

She was predeceased by her parents and by her seven siblings: Edgar Tifft, Arthur Tifft, Anna Mae Denvenow, Charlotte Eaton, Truman Tifft, Vernon Tifft and Delmar Tifft. She is survived by her husband Charles Waite whom she married on Nov. 25, 1998. She will always be in the hearts of her children Sharon Park Rishell (Rick), Russell Park (Shelly), Lisa Moore (John) and Kirk Park (Donna). Gladys was blessed with 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet, Vermont, with Robert Greene presiding. A reception followed the service.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Vermont, PO Box 1070, Williston, VT 05495 or VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region, 7 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, VT 05701.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robert M. King Funeral Home, Granville, New York.