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Gloria M. DeLeva

AGE: 93 • Jersey City

Gloria M. DeLeva (nee Rose), 93, a lifelong resident of Jersey City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Gloria graduated Dickinson High School in 1941 at the age of 16. She worked for T.J Lipton Company for 10 years before leaving to start a family. Gloria was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Jersey City.

Gloria loved spending time with her family, dancing and parties. She was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and celebrating their accomplishments.

Gloria was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. DeLeva who passed away in 2002 at the age of 74. Devoted and loving mother to Linda Bloom and her husband Stephen of Middletown, and Lorraine Moriarty and her husband Bryant of Ridgefield Park. Cherished grandmother to Matthew, Kristen, Bryant Jr., Brandon and Danielle. Adoring great-grandmother to Brielle, Bradley, Anthony, Michael and Brayden. Dearest sister to Philomenia Adams of Florida and the late Ann, Agnes, Angela, Jack, Louis, Armond, Albert and William. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3-5pm and 7-9pm at RIOTTO FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Company, 3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306 (www.riottofh.com). Funeral will begin on Friday, March 24, 2017, 10am at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will follow 11am at St. Nicholas Church, Jersey City. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Lustgarten Foundation, 111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 (www.lustgarten.org), in memory of Gloria DeLeva would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 22, 2017
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