Obituary: Gloria De Mauro
October 22, 1922 - January 31, 2016
Gloria De Mauro, 93, of Alta Loma, California, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternal life in heaven after her latest battle with cancer on Jan. 31, 2016.
She passed away with family by her side at the MAM Board and Care Hospice Center in the City of Upland, California.
She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Oct. 22, 1922. Gloria lived in Prescott at Alta Vista Senior Living to be near her son Richard and daughter-in-law Cheryl prior to moving back to California. She called Cheryl her Guardian Angel for Cheryl's love and caregiving on a daily basis.
Mom and her friends, Helen and Christine, were known as the tres amigos at Alta Vista. Mom had a quick wit about her. Her parents were Italian immigrants who had emigrated from Italy to Massachusetts in search of a better life in America. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Anthony George De Mauro, who served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater as an Infantryman during WWII. Her husband Tony passed away on Nov. 15, 2001.
She is survived by two sisters, Virginia Furlone of Phoenix and Marie Woods of Lakeland, Florida; and a brother, Dennis Furlone of Cottonwood, Arizona. She took great pride in her four sons: Richard De Mauro (Cheryl) of Prescott, Arizona, Anthony De Mauro Jr. (Deanna) of Issaquah, Washington, David De Mauro (Karen) of Alta Loma, California, and Steven De Mauro (Debbie) of Redlands, California. She had eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mom convinced husband Tony to move from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Ontario, California, in 1957. She was very proud of her Italian Catholic heritage. Mom served several Catholic churches for over 25 years. She also served as a chaplains assistant at Redlands, California Community Hospital for over 10 years. Mom made friends easily no matter where she went, was especially kind to everyone she knew and always had a humorous spirit.
One of her favorite Bible verses was John 3:16; "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." Pastors Dan Rydberg and Frank Langford of Cornerstone Church in Prescott were very supportive for Richard for prayers for Mom during her illness. Mom was very strong in her faith and trust in God. She prayed daily with us and was so courageous and knew that God was there for her and soon she would be in paradise. "His Master replied, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master's happiness!" Matthew 25:21. The family was blessed that Mom should live a long life.
A remembrance ceremony was held at Stone Funeral home in Upland, California, on Feb. 10. A Funeral Mass at Mom's request was held on Feb. 11 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alta Loma, California, followed by internment at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Mom was laid to rest with her husband Tony.
You may join in remembering Gloria Delores De Mauro by visiting our Memorial at www.stonefuneralhomeupland.com. Through this site, the family invites you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested to be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 150 W. First Street, Suite 270, Claremont, CA 91711.
Information provided by survivors.