Gloria J. Petrone, 98, of Manchester died at her home on Tuesday, June 1, 2022. She was born on June 12, 1923, in Dorchester, MA. Gloria was predeceased by her ‘hero’ and the love of her life, Peter, whom she was happily married to for 69 years. Gloria is also predeceased by her beloved grandson, Anthony Petrone of Manchester.
Gloria is survived by her daughter, Marie and her husband Richard Schauster; their children, Heidi, her children Ava and Kyla Davidson; Joseph, Amy, Emily and her husband Timothy Thomson; Peter and his wife Melanie, their sons Brody and Asher; June and her husband Nicholas Pescosolido, their children Cecilia, Mary, Peter, Anne and Luke; and John; also by her son, Peter and his wife Michele and their children, Kimberly and her husband Michael Pulino and daughter Brooklyn; and Matthew and his wife Kristen as well as their children, Charlie and Nora.
Old Nana, as she was known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to host tea parties and had an unmatched wit and sense of style. Old Nana loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed all her great-grandchildren, who will miss her dearly.
Gloria’s family would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to Beata “Betty” Gdula Belzak for the compassionate and loving care she took of Gloria for the past two years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 11:00 am at St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester CT, followed by a burial at St. James Cemetery. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.