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Gloria R. (Reardon) Donchez , 87, of Bethlehem, died on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem. She was born in Atlantic City, NJ; the daughter of the late Frank and Marcella (McDay) Reardon. She was the loving wife of the late Charles G. Donchez who died this past January. They married on May 19, 1951 and spent 59+ years dedicated to each other and their family. Gloria had been a very active member of the former St. Josephs Catholic Church in Bethlehem where she served as a lector and member of the Womens Guild. After St. Josephs closed she joined Holy Infancy. She volunteered her time at St. Lukes Hospital for many years. She was a graduate of Holy Spirit H.S. in Atlantic City, class of 1941. Years ago Gloria worked as a supervisor at New Jersey Bell and then spent 23 yrs. At the Bethlehem Steel Co. in communications. Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Patrick Donchez of Harleysville, Gerard Donchez and his wife, Andrea, of Jamison; her daughter, Monica Donchez of Bethlehem; and five grandchildren, Andrew, Briana, Matthew, Julianna and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marcella DeBeers and Catherine Bowen and her brother, James Reardon. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12 noon Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring St., Bethlehem. Visitation from 11:15-12 noon in Holy Family Manor. Burial will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery, in Bethlehem, PA. Services have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home. Contributions: Memorial Contributions may be made Holy Family Manor. Send online condolences to www.connellfuneral.com.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 5, 2011
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