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NO. R-180.  House concurrent resolution in memory of former Windsor town clerk Gloria Tansey.


Offered by:  Representative Sweaney of Windsor

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, Gloria Tansey was stationed at the epicenter of civic life in the town of Windsor, and

Whereas, a native of Franklin, she relocated to Windsor as a young child and graduated from Windsor High School, and

Whereas, her administrative talents, gained from her work in the private sector, were recognized at the town clerk’s office, and she was hired to fill the position of assistant town clerk, and

Whereas, after five years working as assistant town clerk, and earning the respect of the local citizenry, Gloria Tansey stood successfully for election as Windsor town clerk, and

Whereas, she proceeded to manage Windsor’s town affairs honestly, efficiently, and in a highly professional way, and

Whereas, after a 15‑year tenure as Windsor town clerk, Gloria Tansey concluded her 20 years in town government when she decided not to seek reelection on Town Meeting Day in March 2000, and

Whereas, outside her municipal duties, Gloria Tansey was an active member of both the Windsor Booster Club and the local American Legion, and a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Church, and

Whereas, her special passion was the Windsor Rotary in whose activities she participated with great enthusiasm, and she became a star fundraiser for the organization’s community and international assistance activities, and

Whereas, the Windsor Rotary honored Gloria Tansey when it designated her as a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest honor, and she also served as the local Rotary president, and

Whereas, a personally rewarding fundraising endeavor involving both Rotarians and other local residents occurred when Gloria Tansey spearheaded the financing of medical support for a young Ecuadorian child suffering from scoliosis, and

Whereas, Gloria Tansey’s recent death marks the passing of one of Windsor’s most respected and outgoing citizens, and her family, including her husband, William Tansey, five children, Patrick, John, Michael, Joseph, and Maureen, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, as well as her many friends, will all miss her, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of Gloria Tansey, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to William Tansey in Windsor.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont