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Gloria R Biss (Spinetti) Dec. 26, 1934 - Jan. 29, 2012 Of Saint Helena, California passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday January 29, 2012. Gloria, daughter of William and Pearl Spinetti was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. and graduated as the president of Mission High School, class of 1952. Always a dedicated and enthusiastic sports participant and fan, Gloria took to many different sports with ease and finesse. An active member in her community, Gloria participated in many Napa Valley Women's Clubs. Gloria loved the outdoors and spent many years camping with her family and friends. In later years, Gloria and her loving husband traveled very extensively, and in particular she loved to travel the United States. Gloria always had a warm and friendly smile for all those she encountered. A hug was required for all whom she met, and her infectious laugh filled the room with the love and joy that was in her heart. Gloria met her husband Leonard Biss when she was 18 at a Navy dance on Treasure Island and have been together ever since. Their love and eternal connection is something of which fairy tales are written. All who were able to witness their love for each other were very moved. Gloria is survived by the love of her life Leonard Biss, her loving children Deena Biss-Kurz and Leonard Biss III and adoring grandchildren, Hannah, Leonard IV and Kellen Biss, and Lauren and Jordan Kurz. Her heart and generous spirit will be sorely missed and never forgotten by all who knew her. Friends are invited to visit Thursday February 2, 2012 at 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Morrison Funeral Chapel (975 Vintage Ave in St. Helena, CA) for a vigil. A service will be held Friday February 3, 2012 at 11:00AM at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Chapel (2121 Spring St. St. Helena, CA 94574). In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Napa Valley Hospice (414 South Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559). Please visit MorrisonFuneralChapel.com to view service information and share your fond memories of Gloria with the family.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5, 2012
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