Gloria E. Ramos

November 2, 1926April 15, 2018

Gloria Esther Ramos, the daughter of Clotilde Rivera and Almengol Escalera was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1926. She was the older sister of Marta Lucila (known as Chispo), Carlos, Sixto, and Jesus Maria (known as Tuto). There was also an older brother Jacobo (known as Jaco) who died before the others were born. Gloria was raised in part by her aunt Soledad Escalera (known as Solin). Yearning for big city activity, Gloria arrived in New York City in 1946 in a wave of emigration after World War II. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse, and later met and married Angel Luis Ramos in 1956. The couple was active in the Nuyorican night life of the 1950s, which included local concerts by the Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez big bands, and dancing at the Palladium.

Along with her husband, Gloria raised three boys, Angel Jr., Carlos, and Allen, first in the South Bronx and then in Queens. With love abundant, Gloria was also Mother for a time to her Godchildren, Miguel (known as Emmanuel ) and Teresa (known as Tabia).

A favorite family activity was making pasteles at Christmas time in a kitchen-based assembly line. She was very close to her beloved sister Chispo and her nephew and nieces, Jimmy, (the late) Joyce, Rose, and Darlene. As adults, the boys brought their Mom three daughters, Margaret Coles, Julie Segal and Yolanda Looney.

Angel and Gloria enjoyed traveling throughout the US, including Hawaii and the Grand Canyon. After retirement, the couple settled in Lakewood NJ.

Gloria will be mourned by her husband of more than 61 years, her sons and daughters, godchildren, many nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Janee, Jaron, Noa, Antonia, Allen Jr., Quinten, and Josiah.


  • Angel Ramos Sr., Husband
  • Angel Ramos Jr., Son
  • Carlos Ramos, Son
  • Allen Ramos, Son
  • Margaret Ramos, Daughter-in-law
  • Julie Segal, Daughter-in-law
  • Yolanda Ramos, Daughter-in-law
  • Gloria is also survived by her five grandchildren Noa, Antonia, Allen Jr., Quinten and Josiah.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, April 20, 2018

Gloria E. Ramos

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Queen Coles

April 20, 2018

Thoughts and prayers tô the Ramos Family you have my deepest sympathy.

Carolyn Coles

April 20, 2018

Sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire Ramos Family. Gloria will be remembered as a very nice woman that loved her family. May God continue to bless and strengthen the family.

Denisha Warren

April 20, 2018

My sincerest and deepest condolences to the Ramos family!
I grew up knowing Ms. Gloria as a niece to my Aunt Angie (Uncle Angel). I remember her sweet and soft voice and how kind she always was to me!
I pray her soul rests peacefully in heaven!
With Love,


Denisha Warren

April 20, 2018

My deepest prayers and condolences to be with the Ramos family! I grew up knowing Ms. Gloria as a niece of my Aunt Angie (Uncle Angel) & always remember her sweet, soft voice and how kind she always was when I was around her! May her soul rest peacefully in heaven!
With love,


Carlos Bovell

April 18, 2018

Blessings on the entire Ramos family. Our prayers are with you. Gloria will be remembered by us for the love she always offered as well as her wonderful cooking. Peace be with you!
Carlos and Jen Bovell and family

Agatha Johnson

April 17, 2018

Angel, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the passing of your beloved mother. You have been a dedicated son and you can take comfort in knowing that you, your wife, your brothers, and your father were there to love and support her throughout her journey.

Friendship forever,
Bert and Agatha Johnson