Gloria Jean LaTorre

November 5, 1940May 1, 2018

Gloria Jean LaTorre, 77, of Sparta, New Jersey went to her heavenly home on May 1st 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Endicott, New York, Gloria lived in Michigan and Ohio for many years before moving to Sparta, New Jersey in 1980. Faith in Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of her life. She was an active member of Saint Kateri Tekawitha Church in Sparta in addition to her son, David’s, church, One-Way Ministries in Sparta. Next to her faith in Christ, Gloria’s husband and her family were the focus of her life. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, L. Donald LaTorre; her four children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren: Don LaTorre Jr. and his wife Carol of Indiana, along with their children Emily—her husband Joshua and their son, Erik—Mary, Katherine, and Daniel; son David LaTorre and his wife Barbara of New Jersey, along with their children Brett and his wife Sonya, Meg—her husband Kevin along with their son, Kylan—Holly and her husband Isaac; son Craig LaTorre and his wife Tonya of Texas, along with their children Don LaTorre III—his wife Kelli and their daughter Jane—Jordan, Kevin, Jack, and Kira; and Gloria’s daughter Amy Mattessich and her husband John of Florida, along with their children John, Olivia, Luke, and Grace. Gloria is also survived by her mother Mildred (Ciganic) Lojpersberger of Sparta (103) and sister Mary Lou Habala and her husband Mike of Florida. Private family services were conducted by the Goble Funeral Home at 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A service to celebrate the life of Gloria will be held at Saint Kateri of Sparta on Friday, May 18th, at 10:30 am.


  • L. Donald LaTorre, Beloved husband of 57 years
  • Don LaTorre and his wife Carol, Devoted son
  • David LaTorre and his wife Barbara, Devoted son
  • Craig LaTorre and his wife Tonya, Devoted son
  • Amy Mattessich and her husband John, Devoted daughter
  • Mildred Lojpersberger, Loving mother
  • Loving grandchildren, 16
  • Cherished great grandchildren, 3
  • Mary Lou Habala and her husband Felix, Sister


  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 18, 2018

Gloria Jean LaTorre

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Carole and Bob Benvenuti

May 8, 2018

Don, we were heartbroken to learn that Gloria had passed away. Not knowing that she had been ill made it absolutely shocking. We have so many happy memories of the times we shared with our SAGS group in Sparta -- you and Gloria always contributed so much to make our events special.
Knowing that you have a large and very loving family our hope is that you will find strength and support in sharing happy memories.
Our love and prayers are with you all.

gloria jean webb

May 5, 2018

So very sad for you Don and your family. The memory of Gloria, my childhood friend will forever be with me. She was special, and she will be greatly
missed. I looked forward to her Christmas card every year, and the beautiful picture of your wonderful family. Sending love and prayers, Gloria & Keith Webb

Sue and Kevin obermiller

May 3, 2018

Our hearts are filled with Joy for Gloria, no longer in pain and enjoying the company of our Lord. We, however, are saddened by the loss of our friend of many years. A sweet, kind devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, who we have been blessed to know. Our prayers go out to the family and friends left behind for comfort at this difficult time.

We will miss you Gloria....Sue and Kevin

Joan Gary Conahay

May 2, 2018

When I heard of Gloria's passing this morning my heart was filled with sadness for you all! I will always remember her warm smile and friendly way. She will be missed by many! Our love and prayers go out to the entire LaTore family. With comforting prayers and love! Gary and Joan Conahay