Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home

5401 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA


Gloria Paula Gabrielli

February 28, 1934March 10, 2020

Gloria Paula Gabrielli entered peacefully into eternal rest on March 10, 2020 after a 2 month illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William F. Gabrielli, her parents Paolo and Elena Bertolani, her guardian angel and sister Marie, cousin Tina who was like a sister to her, and her dear friend Lino Carolo. Gloria is survived by her children Dr. William Jr. (Valerie) of Shawnee, Kansas, Paul, Geri (Joe), Mariann (Tom), Carole (Mike), and Eleanor (Dominic). She was much Loved by her grandchildren Joe, Tony, Don (Jessa), Jason, Krista, Alex, Gina, Nathan, Talia, Rebecca, Matthew, and great granddaughter Lana, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She cherished some dear friends she considered family, Jane, Donna and Brock (Leanna).

Gloria was born on February 28, 1934 into a loving Italian family. She attended Sacred Heart School and St. Joseph’s Academy. In 1954 she married and became a stay at home mom. Active in St. Mary’s school mothers club for 22 yrs.

Gloria was very active in her parish St. Mary’s Church. A member of the altar society, social club, founding member and coordinator of the Anna ministry widows group, and also member of the bereavement group.

A beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and cousin to all her family, and remembered by many life long and close dear friends, she will be greatly missed.

Services will be private. A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Remembrance in her honor can be made to: St. Mary’s School, 1351 58th Street, Sacramento, California 95819.


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Gloria Paula Gabrielli

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David Pooch Pucilowski

March 14, 2020

Your mom was a gem. I remember meeting with her several times regarding catering a wedding or two or was it three? She was always cordial, and always a pleasure to discuss the details of the event with. She knew what she wanted yet was willing to hear and respect the wishes of others.
She had a wonderful smile and sweet disposition.
Yes a true Mom thru and thru caring about others before herself.

Mike Derdowski

March 14, 2020

Gloria was exceptional on every level and all whom she encountered were blessed. She wasn't just a Mother-in-Law...She was a Mother-in-Heart...Now she walks among angels in the presence and glory of Jesus Christ...A win for Heaven, a loss for us...🙏✝️🥀😔