Gloria F. Cook (1935 - 2017)

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Gloria F. Cook, age 81, South Eighth Street, DuBois, Pa., died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 4, 1935, in Rossiter, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Christine (Altimore) Cipolla.
She was a 1953 graduate of Saints Cosmas and Damian School in Punxsutawney, Pa. In 1972, she was a graduate of the Jeff-Tech Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
On April 12, 1958, she married James Andrew Cook. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1986.
She was employed at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, Pa., from 1973-1986. In 2003, she retired as a pediatric nurse from the Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla., after 17 years of service. After retirement, she worked from 2005-2012 at Cypress Oaks School in Winter Haven, Fla. She lived in Winter Haven for 27 years prior to returning to Pennsylvania in 2013.
Gloria is survived by three children, Mark Cook and his wife, Elaine of Meadville, Pa., William Cook and his wife, Sandy of Winter Haven, Fla., and Laura Carr and her husband, Bradley of Gastonia, N.C.; seven grandchildren: Alissa Cook, Jennifer Gillingham and her husband, Dwayne, Valerie Spears and her husband, Zachary, James Cook, Kristin Mills, Janelle Carr and Jaclyn Carr; two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Nicole Mierke; and one great-great-grandchild, Colton Mierke. Gloria is also survived by four sisters: Angela Cipolla, and Dolores Mayo and her husband, Ed, both of Winter Haven, Fla., Rose Marie Cipolla of Punxsutawney, Pa., and Patricia Marino and her husband, Tito of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two brothers, Dominic Cipolla and his wife, Linda of Lakeland, Fla., Joseph Cipolla and his wife, Lou Ellen of Punxsutawney, Pa.; and sisters-in-law, JoAnn Cipolla of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Dorothy Cook Ford of Alexandria, Va.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Cipolla.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or DuBois Central Catholic, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 26 to June 28, 2017