Gladys Haug died peacefully with family on Aug. 18, 2017. She was born in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Jan. 20, 1926. Daughter of Wade Judson Church and Anna Priscilla (Armstrong) Church, she was married to Aage Haug for 49 years, until he died in 2000.
The middle child of 11 children, she immigrated to Katonah, N.Y., at age 18. She worked at a Norwegian Inn (Eldsval) which led to working for a couple who were aunt and uncle to Aage Haug, whom she met and began courting some four years later. They married in 1951 and had six children, moving to Wilton from New Britain in 1968. She dedicated her life to caring for her husband and children and also cared for other people’s children, first, by working in the nursery of Zion’s Hill Daycare Center, and then, for over a decade, running a daycare in her own home. She really loved and enjoyed children.