Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Alfred for 63 years. Cherished mother of Marty (Theresa Morin) (former spouse Joanne Premo), Tonimarie Brownell (former spouse Jeff) and Sherrie. Proud grandmother of Phalen Dudman (Mitch), Dakota Riggins (Stephanie Gay) and Skylar Premo-Miceli. Great grandmother of baby boy Riggins on the way and Jayden Chevrier. Predeceased by all her siblings Stella Travolo, Henry Crocco (Amy), Tony Crocco, Bob Crocco, Cecil Crocco and Maurino Crocco. Gloria will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
In her early years, Gloria spent time doing some modeling and you may have heard her on the radio with the famous call of Woody Wood Pecker. Although beautiful, she was never afraid of hard work. Gloria built a simple life with Alfred starting with collecting the logs to build their first home. The house they built became a home full of love. She enjoyed painting and gardening in her free time and was always up for a trip to the casino. Gloria loved nothing more than to have a house full of kids, she adored spending time with her grandchildren. She was patiently waiting to meet her first great-grandchild, Owen. Her memory and lessons will be passed on and cherished every day. Gloria was a special woman and touched so many lives with her giving heart.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758) on Friday, April 5, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 with Mr. John Maccarone officiating.
Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
Thank you to all the wonderful staff at the Sault Area Hospital, your care and compassion will be fondly remembered. Special thank you to Dr. Berg for the special care shown to Gloria.