Elizabeth A. (Merolli) Gaddis

April 1, 1963 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 57)


OXFORD – Elizabeth A. (Merolli) Gaddis, 57, of Little John Circle, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester.  She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mark C. Gaddis of Oxford; four children, Rocco F. Merolli and his wife Asia of Oxford, Rebecca L. Ide and her husband Mark of Oxford, Amy E. Gaddis of North Carolina, and Margaret M. Gaddis of Oxford; her step mother, Renee Merolli of Douglas; her father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Marguerite Gaddis of Dudley; her brothers-in-law, Peter Gaddis and his wife Lori of Virginia, and Kevin Gaddis of Dudley; her nephew, Sutton Gaddis; and her niece, Leiston Gaddis.  She was born in Milford, daughter of the late Francis R. and Madonna A. (Murphy) Merolli, and lived in Bellingham and Medway before moving to Oxford in 1990.  She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1981, received her bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University, and her master’s degree from Anna Maria College.

Mrs. Gaddis was a high school chemistry teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley for 22 years.  In addition, she taught chemistry at Becker College.  She enjoyed going to the beach, traveling, crafts, and participating in family projects.  She loved her family more than anything and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

A celebration of Beth’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf, 4 Maple Rd., Oxford, MA 01540.  Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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