Condolence & Memory Journal

"My condolences to Diana, Elisa, Frankie & Carol and to all of her family and friends. She was one special lady with a great sense of humor. I took my very first steps to Auntie Gloria, not that I remember, but she sure did and reminded me quite often! I have fond memories of holiday, birthday and delectable dinner parties (pass the curly!) She was always up on the latest food and entertaining trends--the hostess with the mostest. She may be gone from us but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Auntie Gloria

Posted by Adrienne Allegrini Candlin - Las Vegas, NV - Family   May 06, 2020

I'm so very sorry, Diana, Elisa, Frankie, Carol and all the extended family. I hold so many fond memories of our family parties, family trips, dinners and just good time fun with your mother. She was very special to me from my childhood into becoming an adult ( which a friendship more than aunt/niece ensued). She will always live on in my heart. I will miss you being here, my dear Auntie Gloria!

Posted by Lynda De Maestri - Beaverton, OR - Family   May 04, 2020

So sorry Elisa. I always sensed you had great parents. The love was there and in you

Posted by Judy Davis - San Francisco, CA - Friend   May 03, 2020

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Grandma To the most GRAND of grandmas,
It was always with great excitement that Em and I would run around your home, knowing there was very little trouble you could get into at grandmas house. I'll always remember the meals we shared at Max's Opera house, and of course the holiday meals in your home. You always made me feel warm and safe there, a feeling that's unique to grandmotherly love. Thank you for sharing that with me, its not something all grandmas have, And I only felt it because I had you in my life. Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into your family, I will truly miss your sweet laugh and making new memories with you. - Talli

Posted by Talli Manton - Columbus, OH, OH   May 02, 2020

Dear Gloria,
Ever since the first time we were introduced you always treated me just like part of the family. Your generosity was always on full display anytime we were in town. I enjoyed always lending out my arm to hold on to anytime we had somewhere to go. I looked forward to any lunch or dinner occasions we had because normally it ended with me helping you finish your crab cakes. Your interactions with Ryker were absolutely priceless as you two definitely had a connection with one another. Your presence always filled the room no matter who was around, I guess that's where Ryker gets it! You will be truly missed.
Love Chad

Posted by Chad Hill - Midland, TX - Family   May 02, 2020

4 generations on Christmas Eve 2019

Posted by Emily Hill - Midland, TX - Grandchild   May 02, 2020

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Grandma I miss you so much! Thank you for always being there for me. I am so happy Ryker was able to visit and meet you! He lit up with that big smile when he saw you. You had a very special bond with him. When I think back on my childhood I remember all the great holidays, birthdays and party's at your house. I cherished our lunches and dinners every time I came into town. Christmas will never be the same without your minestrone soup and crab. I am going to miss watching game shows in your bedroom. You lived a long life with lots of memories with family. You truly are a inspiration of what a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother means. Rest In Peace grandma!

Posted by Emily Hill - Midland, TX - Grandchild   May 02, 2020

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Gloria was a wonderful woman and a very generous and nurturing soul. She was a vivid story teller of her life that was well lived. My fondest memories with her are sitting in her bed and listening to her reminisce about her past - it was filled with so many interesting people and experiences. She also loved to shared stories about playing cards weekly with her girlfriends - girls night out - she clearly loved her time with them. I will always remember the ever-flowing bowls of popcorn and snacks on her family room table. She was a fabulous host and adored her family. My son was blessed to have her as a great grandmother. You are and were dearly loved, GG Gloria.
Rest In Peace

Posted by Stacy Calderone-McGrew - Ukiah, CA   May 01, 2020