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Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

90 Weathersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Gloria E. Pupo

4 June , 192829 May , 2019

Gloria Esther Pupo, 90, of Altamonte Springs, FL, passed away May 29, 2019. She was born in Baracoa, Cuba on June 4, 1928. Gloria was baptized at a young age into the Seventh-day Adventist Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing.

She graduated from Santa Clara Adventist College, in Santa Clara, Cuba. While there, she was Girls Dean and Spanish Professor, as well as the secretary to the college president. She later moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked at the Pacific Press Publishing Association as an editor in the Spanish Department. It was there that she married her late husband, Emmanuel A. Pupo. Together they returned to Cuba in 1957 to assist Emmanuel’s father with his concrete business. In September, 1958, they became the proud parents of their daughter, Gloria Margarita, known to everyone as Glorita. Three months later, realizing that the Cuban government was becoming a communist one, they immigrated to the United States, settling in Miami, Florida for six years. Wanting a Seventh-day Adventist school for their daughter, they moved to Madison, TN. Gloria was always supportive of her youngest brother, Dr. Luis A. Albert, and when he asked for her help in setting up his medical practice in Glendale, California, the family moved there for a few years. They then moved to the Orlando, Florida area, where Glorita could attend Forest Lake Academy.

Gloria leaves a legacy of committed service to the Lord. Not only did she work full-time at the College, Pacific Press, and the Adventist Health System, she volunteered in many positions in the various churches in which she was a member. Her ministry in many different departments spanned 60 years of dedicated service, and in each position she was called to serve she did so with integrity and a passionate love for people and the Lord. She was a Prayer Warrior and Jesus was her best friend. She used to say, “Sometimes I cling to Jesus so hard that He whispers to me to let Him go a bit so He can catch His breath.” A big part of her life was lovingly caring for her three grandchildren. She was so many things: strong, wise, loyal, humorous, sweet, compassionate, loving and willing to assist people whenever needed. Throughout her life, we can truly say that she reflected God’s love to anyone around her. Now after a long and fulfilling life Gloria sleeps, knowing she will see Jesus when He comes to take His children home.

She is survived by her daughter, Gloria M. Becker, her grandchildren, Kristin Becker, Devin Becker and his wife Rhianna, and Ryan Becker; her sister, Lorinda Maria “Cuca” Albert, and her brother, Dr. Luis M. Albert, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Please view and sign Gloria's guestbook at www.baldwinfairchildwestaltamonte.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, 3 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 3 June , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 3 June , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 3 June , 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, 3 June , 2019
  • Interment Monday, 3 June , 2019

Memories

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Julie Balassa

25 June 2019

Gloria was our neighbor for over 20 years. She was the kindest, most loving, most generous person we have ever met. We will never forget her reaching over the fence to pet our dogs and feed them treats, turning off her lawnmower to chat, coming and going from her Church and her daughter's house where she worked tirelessly. She loved her family, missed her husband after his passing, was so proud of her daughter and grandchildren. We will especially never forget that she and her husband helped us to save our home. She was more than a neighbor. We loved her like family. She was family. Within a few months of watching her move out of her house next door, we decided to move as well. The street, the neighborhood, were just not the same without Gloria. As sad as we are, we know she's with Manny, something she wanted for so many years. Always in our hearts Gloria. Au revoir, until we meet again.

Orlando Albert Disotuar

3 June 2019

For my Aunt Gloria
As you leave a legacy of committed service to the Lord, we all know that you will have a place close to him; but you departure leaves a unoccupied place in the heart of our entire family, including all your nieces and nephews who live in Cuba and, for that reason, we did not have frequent contact with you, but our grandmother taught us the love for the family.
We are together in this pain moment and I am giving Glorita a big hug to with all feeling like she hugged me when my father passed way.
Orlandito (el de John)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY