OBITUARY

Gloria McElroy

February 17, 1927September 30, 2020

Gloria McElroy, 93, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend passed peacefully on September 30, 2020 surrounded with the love of her family.

She was dearly loved by all who knew her, truly admired for her intellect, great sense of humor, tenacity and class. Her love and devotion to her family was paramount and unrivaled. Family was everything to Gloria.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Thomas McElroy and her loving parents, John and Antoinette Krnetich, sister Stella (husband James) Dillon, sister-in-law Helen (husband Chris) Hansen and our special angel in Heaven, her granddaughter Erica Schmitt. She is survived by children, Laura (husband Kurt) Schmitt, Nancy (husband Bill) Neis and Thomas (wife Jolin) McElroy. Gloria was a loving grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren, Christine Mazza (husband Dan), Robert Marino (Stephanie) and Tommy McElroy and two beautiful great grandchildren, Adriana Marie Marino and Ella Marie Mazza.

She was also a special step grandmother to Stephanie, Bill and Sierra and step great grandmother to sweet Ava, Alyssa, Jacob and Akos.

The family will receive guests at a Celebration of Life gathering at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston NJ, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Due to the corona virus, visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philomena Church 386 S. Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ on Saturday at 9:45 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.

Flowers are welcome at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home for the Celebration of Life Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital or the Breast Cancer Awareness organization.

Gloria had a special respect for the work being done for children by St. Jude Hospital. She was also a two time breast cancer survivor and supportive of the work being done to raise awareness and cure cancer.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

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Laura Hughes

October 11, 2020

Tom, Jolin, and Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. From the stories you have shared Gloria was an extraordinary mother, mother in-law, and grandmother. You will be on my heart as you guys travel to and from home. Love and hugs, Laura Hughes

Nancy Carol Stahl

October 11, 2020

My sympathy to Tom, Nancy, and Laura on the death of your mom.
It’s good to know that your mom lived a long, full life.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate her life.

Love and God’s Blessings.

Lori McAtee

October 9, 2020

Mrs McElroy is a legend. She was another mom to me during those tumultuous high school years. She always kept great snacks (Nabisco Pinwheels), and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

With my love and prayers across the miles, Barty Lordoff.

Srikanth Mucherla

October 6, 2020

As a colleague to Laura Schmitt, older daughter, my thoughts and prayers to all kin and kith to Gloria, to give a boosted strength and support in these times.

May Gloria Mcelroy's soul rest in peace in heaven!

Gina Craver

October 6, 2020

Gloria Mc Elroy.....
My very first car came from the McElroy family... your mom would drive you all to school in The Red Devil! I can see her great smile and hear her laughter. My parents and your dad have welcomed her with open arms. God bless you all.

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