Gloria R. Guido
April 15, 1935 – May 31, 2021
Gloria was a New Yorker through and through! Born to Harry and Linda Mann in the Bronx, They were married 77 years. Gloria, having a musical ear like her father, and was an accomplished pianist, in fact even at one point attending Juilliard. She loved playing the piano with friends and family, particularly with her great granddaughter, Aisley. Gloria also shared a love of music with her husband, William. She met William at a college dance while she was attending Fordham University and William was attending Iona College. William proposed to her in the library!!! They had 3 children, Guy, Linda and Steven. Willam’s work took them across the country and back, where they finally settled down in Ridgewood, NJ. Later on in life, Gloria continued to travel to places such as Machu Picchu, Peru, The Amazon Jungle, The Swiss Alps, and Israel. One of her favorite destinations was Aspen, Colorado where she bought a fractional ownership of a 4 bedroom condo. There we all shared many amazing yearly family vacations. Eventually, Gloria bought her own apartment in Manhattan on West 58th Street, now known as Billionaires row! She served as a board member and board president and enjoyed many years with her beloved neighbors. Gloria was deeply committed to God and her family, as well as extended family. She loved everyone deeply and they loved her. Her love and commitment brought everyone together. She always had pets as part of the family and she loved animals throughout her life. She viewed them as God’s beautiful creatures and not only cared for them personally, but always included them in her charitable donations. Gloria was kind and generous and lived with grace, wit, humor and charm. Whether it was the homeless that she saw regularly in her neighborhood or her successful and established neighbors, she treated everyone with dignity and respect. Honesty and Candor was something you expected from Gloria— She said exactly what she thought - - but she loved you just the same. She also lovingly shared her faith, and wanted everyone to know the love of God and be in Heaven forever... Strong and courageous, Gloria fought a hard battle with cancer for 3 years. She never complained, always had a good attitude and carried on with grace. She was finally ready to rest from the battle and go home to the Lord she loved. She passed on in her own home where she wanted to be.
Gloria was a great role model as a mom and as a person. We can never forget her wonderful presence and will miss her deeply. She is survived by her two children, Linda and Steven, her Sister, Joan, her grandchildren Steven, and Nicole and her great granddaughter Aisley, and predeceased by her husband, William, and her son Guy.
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Gloria R. Guido
June 10, 2021
Gloria was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was always so much fun to be around. I remember her the most at Christmas dinner 2019. I am so happy that our families were able to share that together. She will be dearly missed. You were a great son to the end!