Gloria Marie Townley
AGE: 88 • South Plainfield
Gloria Marie Townley, 88, entered eternal life on Monday, May 6, 2013 after a long illness. She grew up in North Plainfield and Plainfield, and attended North Plainfield High School. Gloria married John in St. Joseph's Church in North Plainfield on January 19, 1946. They lived in Plainfield until John's retirement from the Plainfield Fire Department in 1974, when they moved to Deerfield Beach, Florida. They returned to New Jersey in 2010 and resided with their son, Michael and his family in South Plainfield.
Gloria was the devoted wife of John P. Townley and loving mother of three sons: John Peter Townley, Jr. and Donna of Sugar Land, TX; Michael R. Townley and Janet of South Plainfield, NJ; and James W. Townley and Anne of Wyckoff, NJ. She was grandmother to Jennifer and Tom Ciocco of Jersey City; Michael and Angela Townley of Middlesex; Sarah and Michael Mazzarese, Brian and Ann Townley, and Jack Townley, all of South Plainfield; John Peter Townley III of Sugar Land, TX; Megan and Patrick Richards of Englewood; George Townley of Brooklyn, NY. Gloria was also a great-grandmother to eight and an aunt to many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the South Plainfield Funeral Home, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, on Friday, May 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Clinton Avenue in South Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Family and Children's Society, 305 W. Seventh Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060. For more information or to express condolences, visit www.southplain fieldfuneralhome.com