CHESHIRE - Gloria Fiora Patzke, the beloved wife of the late Henry "Ziggy" Patzke, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 17, 2013. Born Sept. 28, 1924, in Wallingford, she was the daughter of the late Adeline Prosso Fiora and the late James Fiora. Gloria retired from International Silver after many years of service. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a member of the Women's Club. She left her family with a legacy of love, kindness and joy that is too powerful for adequate expression and so generous that a lifetime of thanks would not be able to repay her. Those for-tunate to have known her were touched by her generous heart. She will be greatly missed , but always remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her brother, John Fiora and his wife, Stella. She was predeceased by three sisters, Angelina (Angie) Capaccio, Eldora (Neil) Fiora and Diana Fiora Fontanella Andreini.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 ,at 10 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com.