Gladys M. DeSantis
1930 - 2020
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Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Gladys M. DeSantis, 89
Native Staten Islander remained an active volunteer in retirement
Gladys M. DeSantis, 89, of West Brighton, passed away on Dec. 30, 2019 at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Gladys was born on Staten Island to the late Marie and Stanley Bliss on July 19, 1930. She was their second child. Gladys attended Curtis High School, where she became a lifetime member of the Kuzzy Klub and met her future husband, Frank (Horse) DeSantis, who was a well-known leader in Staten Island football.
After raising her family, Gladys became a physical therapist's assistant at St. Vincent's Medical Center. She worked there for 30 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement she remained active as a volunteer for Pax Christi Hospice, volunteered as a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Vincent's and the Randall Manor chapter of AARP.
Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Frank DeSantis, and her son, Frank DeSantis, a decorated Vietnam veteran and teacher at McKee High School. She also experienced the loss of her daughter Joanne at a young age.
Gladys is survived by her daughter, Mozelle; her sons, Mark and Stephen; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Gladys was a wonderful cook, an avid and constant reader who will be missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave., today, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Cemetery.

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10310
(718) 442-5056
Published by Staten Island Advance from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5, 2020.
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Harmon Funeral Home
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St. Peter's Cemetery
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Mark So Sorry for your loss. She is in a better place now. God Speed
Walter Weeks
January 5, 2020
Peace.....

Normajean Dierking Cesario
January 4, 2020
I met your mom many years ago when we were in the Befriender's program at St. Vincent's. She was a lovely woman. She had a great sense of humor and I'm glad we had the opportunity to spend some time together. My deepest sympathy to the family. She will be missed by all whom she served. May she Rest In Peace.
Lorraine Muller
January 2, 2020
Dear Mozelle, Mark and Stephen: My sincere sympathy for your loss. Enjoyed everything with her from our high school days at Curtis High to visits at her home, having lunch together at her home and going out for dinner with my husband Henry and I and sitting together at our Curtis Reunions. I am sure she and Henry are visiting each other in Heaven. Love, Eleanor (Elly) Langworthy
Eleanor Langworthy
December 31, 2019
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