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Boston - Heading North

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Title

Boston - Heading North

Creator

Gordon, Thelma Stone

Format

12 1/4 x 35 inches (image)

Identifier

1001

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Biography

Thelma Stone Gordon of Westport, Connecticut, and Sarasota, Florida, died peacefully at her home on June 21, 2016. She was 93.
Thelma was born in Boston Massachusetts on November 18, 1922. She graduated from Brookline High School and attended Boston University before enlisting in the United States Army where she served from July 1944 to July 1946, as the assistant to the Chief Clerk in both Fort Meade, Maryland and Westover Field, Ma. When she was discharged from the army her title was staff sergeant.
She married in Boston in September of 1947. In 1957, her family moved to Tampa where she studied art and painting at the University of Tampa.
She became an accomplished artist and had showings at many galleries and juried art shows. She was a member of an all woman's investment club and the League of Woman Voters. In 1961, Thelma, her husband and children moved to Westport.
While raising her children she went back to school where she earned her Masters of Library Science degree. She became the head of the Audio Visual department at the Westport Public Library where she worked until her retirement. Thelma always loved music so in her mid 50's she learned to play the viola. She played chamber music both in Westport and Sarasota. She also loved to dance and enjoyed going to the Levitt Pavillion.
She served on the board of Friends of the Westport Senior center for many years. Every summer she ran a film series at the senior center which was a favorite of many.
She is survived by her daughters, Daryl Holbrook and Emily Gordon both of Westport, one son Richard Gordon, his wife Martina and two grandchildren, David and Robert all of Westport and her two sisters Marian Stone of Boston, Massachusetts and Janet Stone of New York City.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Oil

Media Details

Oil on masonite

Signature Position

Signed, lower right

Donor

Thelma Gordon, 32 Lincoln Street, Westport, CT, 06880

Citation

Gordon, Thelma Stone, “Boston - Heading North,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/1087.

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