SMITH, Gloria Grace age 79, of New Port Richey, passed away at home after a long, courageous battle with cancer April 27, 2014. Gloria was born in Queens, NY and predeceased by her parents, Francis and Clara Pasquince, and brother Gerald Pasquince. She was married to "Her Smittty" Oscar H. Smith Jr. until his death in 2004. She enjoyed working for many years as a school bus driver in Shirley, NY and Spring Hill, FL. She continued to watch over children as a Traffic Control Officer/Crossing Guard at Longleaf Elementary in Trinity, FL. She was a wonderful mother to her children, Thomas Smith (deceased), Frank Smith (deceased), Diane Schroder of New Port Richey, Linda Florio of Tampa, and Steven Smith of Land O Lakes. She was a loving grandmother to Diane Hart of Dallas, TX, Nicholas Schroder and Anthony Schroder of New Port Richey, and Vincent Smith of Land O' Lakes. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am with a brief service/speaking Wednesday at 11 am at Morgan Funeral Home 6025 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey. Burial will be privately held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, please make a small donation to Gulfside Hospice.
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Morgan Funeral Home
6025 Trouble Creek Road New Port Richey, FL 34653-5299
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 29, 2014