Obituary of Gloria A. Mauro
Gloria A. Mauro was born in NYC December 19, 1934 to Nicoletta and joseph Sacchetta. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Mario J. Mauro and her two sisters, Concetta and Marie. She attended Needle Trades High School where she graduated in 1953. She married the love of her life, Mario, in 1954 and started a family shortly thereafter. She lived in NYC in "the neighborhood" surrounded by family and friends. Three of her children were born and initially raised in NYC, but wanting a better life for her kids, she and Mario moved to Port Washington where her dad had a summer home. That summer home had been a focal point for her and her sisters to gather their families and celebrate summer. She gave birth to a fourth child, on Long Island. She raised her four children with love and affection and fun. She hosted many elaborate birthday parties, holiday events and made Sunday dinners a special event with her extraordinary Italian cooking and instilled a love of food in her children. She was generous to a fault and showered her family with gifts at Christmas and birthdays and was instrumental in helping fund her grandchildren's college funds.
She loved living in Port Washington and took advantage of living near Manorhaven Park and Pool. She signed all of her kids up for swim lessons and thus instilled a love of water in all her children. When her grandchildren were born, she also instilled a love of swimming in them as well.
She worked for many years as a crossing guard at Manorhaven Elementary School for the Port Washington Police Dept. She absolutely loved it because she was able to cross and interact with all the young students whom became her friends.
Although she was born and grew up in NYC, she grew to love country music and dancing. She was known for being the first one on the dance floor and the last to leave. She also loved clothes and was a fashionista. Travel was equally important to her and she traveled to Italy, Mexico and the Grand Canyon. Hawaii was especially important to her not only for the beautiful beaches and landscape but the culture as well.
Gloria was a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She loved her grandchildren dearly and was a friend to the animal world, and especially loved her cats. She leaves behind her three children: Gloria, DIane, Mario and Christina; two grandchildren, Gabrielle and Brendan and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima in Port Washington (6 Cottonwood Rd) where a Funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 25 at 10 AM.