Gladys U. Ribas
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Gladys Urquiza Ribas, (93) passed away on May 24, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. She was born in Victoria de las Tunas, Cuba and emigrated to Lawrence, Massachusetts. She raised her family in Bedford, Massachusetts and moved to Key Biscayne, Florida and finally Concord, North Carolina in her later years. She is survived by her sons Bruce and Scott Ribas and grandchildren Melinda Palumbo, Zachary and Sarah Ribas, great grandson Matthew Palumbo, Jr. and her ex-husband Bernard (Beaver) Ribas. She is also survived by sisters -in -law Eileen Debitetto and Geri Burnham as well as beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Manuel Urquiza, and mother Placida Gonzalez, brothers, Ruben, Orlando, Juan, Manolo, & Alcidiades, & sister- in-law Mary Ribas Luciano. She was loved by family and friends for her generous heart and positive energy. She enjoyed preparing delicious Cuban food. She loved the beach, especially Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts. She prided herself on snubbing celebrities such as, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, and Goldie Hawn. She enjoyed meeting Mary Tyler Moore, because she was a classy lady. She also met Fidel Castro and JFK. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Published in The Bedford Minutemen from Jun. 9 to Jun. 18, 2020.
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June 12, 2020
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Teresa Mercer
June 11, 2020
Such a strong and generous lady. Remembering the beautiful basket she made for me at Taylor Glen. Thinking of all of you during heavens gain and praying for her eternal peace. Love, Mary K.

Mary Kinneer
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June 11, 2020
Such a strong and generous lady. Remembering the beautiful basket she made for me at Taylor Glen. Thinking of all of you during heavens gain and praying for her eternal peace. Love, Mary K.
Mary Kinneer
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June 11, 2020
Gladyswas a wonderful and cheerful classy lady. She was adored by my family.we will surely miss her .
Our condolences to family.
Bela Shah
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June 10, 2020
Gladys was one of the most amazing women I have ever met in my life. She was kind, caring and so much fun to be around. My whole family adored her. I spent a lot of time with her when I lived in North Carolina. She will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to her sons and family for her loss
Tess Mercer
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June 10, 2020
Our dear Gladys was loved by all her family in Miami, Florida. We will never forget her kind heart and beautiful spirit.
Vildemia & Elena
Family
June 10, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Gladys was a beautiful person with a great heart and always was alot of fun to spend time with . She was a big part of our family growing up and glad we had the chance to experience great memories together ❤

God Bless Her , May she rest in peace, Love you Gladys
Antonio Perez
Family
June 9, 2020
Dear Bruce and Scott you were blessed to have such a beautiful and kind Mother. I will always remember fondly her Spanish eyes and infectious smile.God bless you both and your family.With love Donnie and Paula
Donald Sombronsky
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