October 15, 1940 – April 16, 2021
Gloria Hadziutko, passed away, Friday, April 16th, 2021, with her two daughters by her side. She was 80 years of age. Gloria was born to Guillermo Bellavista and Carmen Vazquez Burgos in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
A vibrant, full of life women, she set out for the United States at 18 years old, to pursue a career in nursing. As fate would have it, she found her true passion in beauty and hairdressing. She loved working on hair and eventually saved up enough money to open up her own shop, “The Magic Touch”, where she worked until she retired. Gloria could not stay retired long and continued to do hair for her very special clients, to the very end. She loved it and all of the relationships that were developed from her work.
Not long after her arrival to the states she met the person she would spend the rest of their lives together, her love, Joseph Hadziutko. They met at the Maspeth Movie Theatre and even though she spoke very little English at the time, they were able to create a beautiful life together. They were married for 50 years, until the passing of her beloved Joe in 2011. Gloria and Joe had two very beautiful daughters, Gloriann and Doriann. She loved her daughters very much and never spared a moment to tell all of her friends about their accomplishments. As Gloriann and Doriann expanded their families with grandchildren, JJ, Biagio, Joseph and Sydney, that became the focus of her life. She loved spending time with all of her grandchildren, watching them grow up, play sports, get their first jobs.
Gloria had a second family that she would be very fond of and that was with her friends at the Frank Kowalinski Post #4. She was very active in the Ladies Auxiliary and together with her daughter Gloriann spent many nights making sure parties, gathering and events were successful. She would enjoy the many vacations with them and always come home to tell everyone about the great time they had.
Another passion in Gloria’s life was for her Puerto Rican heritage. She was very proud of it and would love to tell stories about her childhood and helping her mother. She had a profound love for her family in Puerto Rico. She made sure to always make them apart of her children’s lives.
We cannot forget that Gloria loved her Mets. She loved watching baseball and her team was the NY Mets.
Gloria’s passion for life, family and faith will be truly missed by anyone who knew her. She was the life of a party. Now she has returned to her husband, who was probably waiting for her, in heaven, with a scotch and soda.
Gloria is survived by her loving daughters, Gloriann (Albert), Doriann (Angelo), adoring grandchildren, JJ, Biagio, Joey and Sydney. Her siblings, Margarita, Miguel, Zory and nieces and nephew also survive her.
There will be a celebration of life visitation on Wednesday, April 21st, from 3pm-8pm at Werst & Labella Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385. The Mass of Christian Burial will occur Thursday, April 22, 2021, 9:45 AM at St. Mels RC Church, 26-15 154th Street, Flushing, NY 11354. Entombment will take place, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at St. John Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.georgewerst.com for the Hadziutko family.
Celebration of Life Visitation
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
April 24, 2021
April 24, 2021
I have known Gloria for 40 years. I am going to miss your beautiful smile and warm hugs. Listening to your stories and watching you and my mom on the dance floor at every party. You truly knew how to enjoy life. I hope your having a scotch up in heaven with Joe. Love you!
April 22, 2021
Dear Gloriann, Doriann and Families
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely Mother. She will always be remembered as a loving, sweet person who enjoyed her family and was kind to everyone. Gloria was a hard worker and enjoyed good times with friends and family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sincerely, Dotty & Ridge Neuweiler
April 21, 2021
Gloria, I joined my family, the LaRocca, in missing you already. You were always the bright star in our lives and have known you for over 40 years. The last time I saw you was about five or six weeks ago and you were so excited about the upcoming marriage of your grandson and his girl. I can't believe that we won't see each other again and I join my Mom as we are devastated at the news of your death. Till we meet again, you are loved. Jane and Pat Hanley
April 20, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. H. She was a wonderful and gracious person. Whenever, I’d come to the Post, Mrs. H. always had a warm smile and she would make me feel welcome! She was there helping at every event and made sure that everyone was enjoying themselves! Mrs. H. will certainly be missed by all! Rest In Peace! My thoughts and prayers to all of her family
Suzanne Costello Haloute
April 19, 2021
Gloria and Joe came with Jackie and Anthony to Barbados to celebrate my 50th birthday. The night before we experienced a hurricane that was passing through. We stayed up all night and drank . When we woke up the swimming pool was filled with debris and the house that was on the beach was now on a cliff . We spent the day drinking and cleaning for the small party that night . I can still hear her jovial voice . Will miss her . Rest in Jesus arms
PS say hi to jo and Sam for me