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Gloria Lucia Gilmore


1922 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Gloria Lucia Gilmore Obituary
April 22, 1922 - May 28, 2017 It is with great sorrow that the family of Gloria Lucia Gilmore announces her passing. Gloria died May 28th, 2017, in Orange, CA. She was born April 22, 1922, in Connellsville, PA, to Patrick and Leonora Lizza. She and her brother Hugo moved to Redondo Beach in 1926. Gloria and her husband, Gordon Gilmore, were married at St. James Catholic Church in 1944. He preceded her in death in 2004. A lifelong resident of the South Bay, she attended Malaga Cove School, Westlake School for Girls and USC. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Peter) Dito. She also had 3 grandchildren: Melissa (Joe) Thede, Paul (Catherine Newstrom) Dito and Cassandra (Larry) Loney; six great-grandchildren and her younger brother, Tiberio Lizza. Gloria was a consummate Italian cook and entertainer. She will be remembered by all the knitting she did for the family, her efforts to finally excel at bridge, her Dodger spirit and her love of Catalina Island. No one ever left her presence without feeling her amazing hospitality. She was fondly known as "Mimi" by most, but also as Zizi and Aunt Gloria. All who knew Gloria appreciated her generosity, kindness and especially her humor. Her burial was private at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 6, 2017
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