Gloria M. Chartier was born and raised in Mansfield Massachusetts. She married her late husband, William, on August 1, 1953. He died on August 20, 2008. They had 55 years together. They raised three children seven grandsons and one granddaughter. They also have five great grandchildren with one on the way. Their grandchildren live from Michigan to Louisiana with most of them still in New England. Her daughter lives in Maine and she has one son in Rhode Island with another still in Massachusetts. She now lives in Rhode Island but for the previous 15 years, she resided in Florida and before that Massachusetts.