She was 68 years old.

Gloria Powers, 68 years old, passed away on Dec. 3. Powers spent her entire career in the foodservice industry and in 1985 she founded B&G Restaurant Supply, a Pittsfield, Mass.-based foodservice equipment dealership with her late husband, Bernie.

Powers worked at Berkshire Frosted Foods for more than 20 years before forming B&G. 

Powers is survived by her son Robert, daughter Tricia Dambrauskas, five grandchildren, four sisters and many other family members.

Donations in Powers' memory may be made to the Bernie Powers Memorial Fund, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, Mass., 01201. Donations in Gloria's honor will go toward heart disease and cancer research.