April 5, 1926 – December 22, 2018
Peacefully and unexpectedly Gloria Stephens Mix was reunited with her Husband Robert in time to spend Christmas with him.
Gloria was born in Mount Vernon, NY on April 5, 1926 to Randolph and Pearl Sperling Stephens. The family moved to Monroe, CT while she was still a child, graduating from Bassick High School and going to Boston to study nursing and receiving her degree from McLean School of Nursing in Waverly, MA. She met the love of her life Robert and they were married on April 5, 1947. Gloria decided to be a stay at home Mom to her two sons Leroy or as we know him Bud and Barry. Once the boys went off to school Gloria went back to the profession she loved, she worked close to home at St. Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull, retiring from there after many years of dedicated service.
Gloria had many interests through her lifetime, as a student nurse during WWII she was a member of the Nurses Cadet Corps, as a stay at home Mom she designed and baked wedding cakes and always prayed that Robert would deliver them to the bride in the same condition as they left her kitchen. She was an active member of St Peter’s Episcopal Church, were she baked and worked at many Strawberry Festivals, baked more apple pies than one could count, along with finger sandwiches for the high teas. If anyone needed help, they would just call Gloria as she did not know how to say No. That also included caring for both her brother-in-law Elmo before his death and making weekly visits to her sister-in-law Marilyn when she moved into assisted living.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 60 years and survived by her two sons and their wives Leroy/Bud and Christine Mix in New Hampshire and Barry and Maryellen Mix in Connecticut. Gloria’s life included her loving Grandchildren Jason (Vicky), Eric (Amy), Kenneth (Alice), Jason (Michele), Scott, Keith and Daniel.
GiGi as she was affectionately known is survived by her eight great-grandchildren, Caden, Hayley, who recently gave birth to her first great-great grandchild Mackenzie, Henry, Nathaniel, Ada, Derek, Evan and Coralie. She will also be fondly remembered as “Grandma Mix” to Lauren and her extended family. “Grandma Mix” never missed a birthday, or get-well card if one of the children were under the weather, the holidays, or just a note to say “hi”. “Glo” as she is called by her brothers and sisters is predeceased in death by her parents, Randolph and Pearl Stephens, her brother Clint Stephens and her sister Connie Stephens Beardsley. She is survived by her sisters Audrey Albright and Lois Tabor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday January 4, 2018 at St. Peter’s Church, 175 Old Tannery Road in Monroe. Honoring her request, there are no calling hours. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on-line at stjude.org. or The Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or on-line at donate.lovetotherescue.org
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019
I am happy that my family and I were able to spend time with you these past few years. We loved gardening with you and helping with upkeep in the yard. We love you Aunt Gloria and we know you are happy in Heaven with Uncle Bud. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family and friends you have blessed by just being you. Love Cheryl (Connie’s) granddaughter.
Penny Mas -Lillis
January 3, 2019
SO loved Aunt Gloria as we called her. She was actually a cousin of my mother Joan who loved her so. Gloria was a very sweet and kind lady. She was so reassuring when you needed a shoulder. So sad for her children and grandchildren. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.
January 1, 2019
Gloria was a caring and compassionate person she was an excellent nurse I worked with her at St Joesephs for years the other nurses there would say "if I get sick I want Gloria to be my nurse " A busy woman all the time from making homemade Christmas gifts for her FAMILY which she said was a tradition to painting her house ! Proud of her grandchildren devoted to her husband caring for his needs when he was ill At Christmas she would proudly bring in a bag or so of Gloria Mix candy to show us her name was a real candy I would like to extend my deepest thoughts to her entire family and also express how fortunent to have this lovely LADY in your lives with love Sheri McCarthy
December 29, 2018
Gloria was a wonderful person. She went to St. Peter's Church and when my mother, Ruth Cyr, needed some companionship, Gloria would come to the house and spend time and talk with my mother. She would also send her cards and show her support. She also drove a big car like my father! Here was this little woman behind the wheel of this big car. She was generous and kind. The world needs more Glorias in it! She will be missed.