Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of GLADYS USHER, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of GLADYS USHER with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.



Bristol - Gladys Lillian Usher, 89, of Bristol, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her sister’s home in Warwick.

She was born in Fall River, Ma. a daughter of the late Richard H. and Lillian (Humes) Usher.

Gladys was an Elementary School Teacher for the Town of Bristol for over 35 years, before retiring.

She was a Bristol resident for most of her life. She was a former Treasurer for the Bristol County Teachers Credit Union.

Gladys was a member of the First Congregational Church, where she was very active in her church, she enjoyed travelling. Miss Usher was one of the founders of the Bristol Art Museum. She was an avid reader, and she also enjoyed knitting.

She is survived by her brothers Richard and his wife Elizabeth Usher of Bristol, David and his wife Elizabeth Usher of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and her sister Priscilla Usher of Warwick.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held Friday September 27, 2019 at 11:00am in the First Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, 1081 Hope Street,Bristol.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Gifts in her memory may be sent to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Smith Funeral and Memorial Services.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    September 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Congregational Church
    300 High Street
    Bristol, RI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    September 27, 2019
  • Interment

    September 27, 2019 | 12:30pm
    North Burial Ground
    1081 Hope Street
    Bristol, Rhode Island
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    September 27, 2019

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about GLADYS. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Provide comfort for the family of GLADYS LILLIAN USHER (USHER) by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Provide comfort for the family of GLADYS LILLIAN USHER (USHER) by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist

David McEachern

Usher Family
I am very sad to hear of the passing Gladys. I will always remember her as a very caring person. She always made me feel welcome into her home. I know she will be missed by her family and I pray that she is welcomed into the Kingdom of God and be united with family again.
Peace and love be with you all.
David McEachern.
Comment | Posted at 06:08pm via Condolence

Ann Haas

My Aunt Gladys was one of the most wonderful person you could have ever known, I will all ways remember Each year putting our hands on a piece of paper and tracing our hands and at Christmas time having a new pair of mittens knitted and she would alway make M &M cookies and earthquake cookies and one of my favorite hot cross buns and she would mail it to us up to Alaska. And all the time she would take me and my brothers to the beach, she was truly a wonderful woman, and she will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 09:59pm via Condolence

Reinhard Battcher

Miss Usher was my 6th grade Social Studies teacher, at the John Post Reynolds School (1965-66). Her stories about her many travels added much inerest to the countries we were studying. Her knowledge and dedication to the teaching profession inspired me onto a Masters in History/Social Science/Geography.
R. Battcher
Comment | Posted at 10:17am via Condolence

Devon Beals Baird

Gladys was a great neighbor, a wonderful godmother and a fabulous 6th grade teacher and I'm lucky to have had them all.
Posted at 02:32pm

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: