Gloria DiCarlo

Obituary of Gloria A. DiCarlo

Gloria A. DiCarlo peacefully passed away surrounded by family on July 2nd in her home of 44-years in Warren, New Jersey. Born in the Bronx, New York on October 28,1925, she was 98-years “young”.

 

She relished spending time with her four great grandchildren Harlan, Landon, Lydia and Teddy, her grandchildren Noelle, Scott, Rennie and Lyle and her three children Catherine Beach and her husband Gary of Branford, CT, James DiCarlo and his wife Betty of Cloverdale, Indiana and Richard DiCarlo and Susie Allen of New Orleans. Gerald “Jerry” DiCarlo, her beloved husband of 56-years, passed away in 2007. She also shared her wonderous life with Marie, her 95-year old sister, and deceased siblings Francis and Betty.

 

Gloria counted herself among America’s “Greatest Generation”. She grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. During these turbulent times, she worked for The New York Herald Tribune while pursuing a four-year higher education degree at the University of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. In 1947, she proudly was the first member of her family to earn a college degree, a trailblazing accomplishment at a time when only three percent of 4-year college degrees were conferred to women.

 

She met Jerry prior to the outbreak of World War II and they married in March 1951 eventually settling in Glen Head, a hamlet on Long Island. She was an active member of the Glen Head community whether it be through volunteering in local public schools or leading activities for organizations like the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

 

She was particularly fond of the annual family vacations at a roomy-beach house on the Jersey Shore and spending fun-filled weekends with Jerry and close childhood friends at a Catskill Mountain resort. In the mid-1970’s, Gloria earned a Masters of Education degree from C.W.Post University on Long Island, also the first member of her family to hold a masters degree.

 

Gloria was active in many pursuits. She enjoyed traveling with Jerry, particularly to tropical islands. She was fond of playing tennis and was an enthusiastic fan of the game until her passing. She loved gardening and tended personally to a huge floral bed on her deck from late spring to early fall, even into her 90’s. She also enjoyed watching birds and other wildlife on her property.

 

After Jerry passed in 2007, she embraced a strong network of friends in the Warren area, often playing bridge and other card games several times per week.

 

Honed from her mother, Gloria was an excellent cook who was adept at preparing all kinds of meals. She was also fond of baking, and family members and friends enjoyed receiving boxes of candy cane cookies and biscotti during the Christmas holidays.

 

Steeled by her upbringing during the Great Depression and World War II, Gloria was fiercely independent and confidently managed her home for the last 17 years of her life.

 

Friends and family will miss her. All are blessed with her longevity. 

 

A memorial service celebrating Gloria’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 11th, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Mount R.C. Church - Chapel, 167 Mount Bethel Road, Warren, NJ 07059.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gloria's memory to “Friends of Warren Township Library” noting Gloria’s name in the check memo:

 

Friends of Warren Township Library

42 Mountain Blvd.

Warren, NJ 07059

 

 

Wednesday
11
September

Memorial Service

11:30 am
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Our Lady Of The Mount - Chapel
167 Mt. Bethel Rd.
Warren, New Jersey, United States
(908) 647-1075
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