Vincent Anthony Gloria

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MILFORD - Vincent Anthony Gloria, 76, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Milford. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Volosin) Gloria.

He was born in Milford June 25, 1936, to the late Anthony Sr., and Grace (Marino) Gloria. He graduated Milford High School where he was captain of the football team in 1954 and an All-State player. He also attended the University of Bridgeport. Vincent was a former owner of Gloria's Garden Center in Milford with his family. He was the proud owner of Vinny's Home and Garden Showplace in Wallingford with a previous location in East Hartford. A Milford citizen all his life, he was a long-time member and very involved in several Milford Associations: Columbus Scholarship Committee, Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, and the Milford High School reunion committee. He loved spending time with his family and helping others. He owned and raced thoroughbred horses, enjoyed traveling with the Italy Group, found contentment in gardening and trips to Foxwoods Casino, and enjoyed watching horse racing and westerns on TV.

Besides his wife of 11 years, he is survived by his children, Gina (Stephen) Micelotta, of Enfield, Lisa (Richard) Farricielli, of Milford, Dawn (Michael) Fanara, of Milford, and Dana (Carmen) Salvo, of Boca Raton, Fla.; his brother, Louis (Margaret) Gloria, of Orange; his cousin, James (Dorothy) Marino; as well as his grandchildren, Casey, Vinny, Jesse, Michael and Melissa; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Anthony Gloria and Joseph Gloria.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Road, Milford. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Milford. Contributions may be made in his name to Carol Gloria, c/o Smith and Sefcik Funeral Home. To my beloved husband; you are my heart and soul. You will be truly missed. I love you forever. Rest in Peace." To leave condolences or for directions, please visit our website @ www.georgejsmithandson.com
Published in The Record-Journal on Nov. 27, 2012
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