Gloria (Pedriana-Rutkowski) Lacey
1935 - 2020
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Gloria Lacey (Pedriana-Rutkowski)

85 of Clarkston, Michigan and formerly Bay View and Greendale, Wisconsin, passed peacefully Saturday, May 16th, 2020, at The Pines of Clarkston.

Born on January 8th, 1935 to William L. and Viola C. (Sydlewski) Pedriana in Milwaukee, Gloria was a longtime Wisconsin resident and employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. She delighted in gardening and taking walks with her husband, Tom and dog, George, through the historical Village of Greendale, Wisconsin. In retirement she found enjoyment playing golf, painting bird houses and traveling the country on their Harley.

Gloria had an aura of sunshine reflected in her care and empathy of others. Her sharp wit, playfulness and easy laugh left a trail of love wherever she went.

Gloria is the beloved wife of the late Robert Rutkowski (d.1983) and Thomas Lacey (d.2013); loving mother of Kevin (Lora Nigro) Rutkowski of Milwaukee and Mary (Ben) Zywicki of White Lake, Michigan; cherished grandmother of Dylan, Valencia and Jasmine. Mrs. Lacey is also survived by her siblings; Marguerite (the late David) Michalski, Mary (Joe) Maziasz, Janet (the late James) Zeier, Joy (Tom) Bagnall, William (Jeanne) Pedriana and Barbara (Rick) Lichman. She is preceded in death by her sisters; Rita Schroeder and Elaine (the late Robert) Hanley. She is further survived by her step family; Dan (the late Teri) Lacey, Melisa, Ashley and Jacqueline (Daniel) Moore, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Private Family services will be held Friday, May 29th at Schaff Funeral Home and Saint Aldabert Catholic cemetery.

To honor Gloria's life please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association or the Wisconsin Humane Society. Thank you for keeping her family in your words, thoughts and prayers.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 23 to May 24, 2020.
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7 entries
May 29, 2020
Our deepest sympathy. Gloria and All family will remain in our
Prayers. With Love, Margaret Casagrande & Greg & Donna Lee
Donna Lee
May 26, 2020
On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer's Association - thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Gloria's name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Grams, Executive Director
Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter
May 25, 2020
I worked with Gloria many years ago at Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Many memories of mandatory overtime with lots of laughs and hard work. Gloria was a wonderful person. My condolences to the family.
Kathleen McGinn
May 25, 2020
Kathleen McGinn
May 18, 2020
Gloria has left us with many fond memories. Always being supportive and lots of good advise. We had many fun times together bowling, golfing, shopping. She made the best baked beans. Rest In Peace Dear Gloria. Miss you. Love Always.
Joy and Tom Bagnall
May 17, 2020
Gloria was the best of sisters and sister-in-laws, always supportive and kind. She leaves behind only happy memories that will stay in our hearts forever. Wed like to thank all who gave her such tender care, especially her daughter Mary and son Kevin. She was very proud of both of you and rightly so. Love Always,
Bill & Jeanne Pedriana
May 17, 2020
She was always very sweet to my sister and I when we would come by. Whether it be eating tons of cookie dough, painting our nails, or walks in greendale with Tom and George. Lots of memories. Hope she is at peace now.
Ashley Peterson (Lacey)
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