Gloria K. DeMeo, a 64 year resident of Wappingers Falls, entered into rest Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 97 years young.
Daughter of the late Ettore R. and Nora Fitzgerald Panzanaro, Sr., she was born August 4, 1924 in Peekskill. On July 1, 1945 she married Anthony A. DeMeo, Sr. at Assumption Church in Peekskill. Mr. DeMeo preceded her in death on October 19, 1987.
Gloria worked as a cafeteria worker for the Wappingers Central School District for ten years and worked at South Road Pharmacy for many years after. She was an avid bowler in her younger years. Gloria enjoyed watching sports, especially tennis, golf and her beloved New York Yankees. She was known for her cooking and enjoyed taking care of her home. Most importantly she will be remembered for her love of family. Her family was her life and meant everything to her.
She is survived by her children, CarolAnn Reilly of Pleasant Valley, Anthony A. DeMeo Jr., and his wife, Sally of Poughkeepsie and Patricia Darragh of Shelton, Connecticut; her grandchildren, William (Danielle) Reilly, Jr., Robert (Molly) Reilly, Lisa (John) Petrus, Lori (Greg) Sheldon, Anthony M. DeMeo, Andrea (Raymond) Fitzsimmons, Jacqueline (Kenneth) Butler, Michael (Diane) Darragh and Kathleen Darragh; her great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Laurie, Chelsea, Erin, Matthew, Kayla, Alicia, Nicole, Alexis, Shannon, Courtney, Ryan, Greg, Jr., Christopher, Amanda, Johnny, Reilly, Maggie, Alivia, Dean, Patrick, Jack, Kaitlyn, Brendan, Brittney, Grace and Patrick; her great-great-granddaughter, Lyndsey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Louis W. Panzanaro, Nora Rogers and Ettore Panzanaro, Jr.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3 at St. Mary’s Church, 11 Clinton Street in Wappingers Falls. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wappingers Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gloria’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
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