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Gloria Kane

Gloria Mae Kane

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1930 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Gloria Mae Kane, 89, formerly of Orland Park, IL, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Alsip, IL. Memorial contributions in Gloria’s name may be given to Caring Circle of Lakeland – Hospice at Home www.spectrumhealthlakeland.org/caring-circle. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Gloria was born July 22, 1930 in Berwyn, IL to John and Elvira (LaPine) Mauro. She was a graduate of Morton High School. Gloria married the love of her life, Robert, on October 15, 1955. Gloria was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker.

Gloria will be missed by her daughters, Roseanne (Russ) Smith, Maria (Terry) Keenan, and Elvie (Michael) Walsh; her grandchildren, Tim (Amanda) Keenan, Sarah (Jeron) Blood, Bob (Kate) Keenan, Bobby (Melissa) Walsh, Nick Walsh, and Briana Walsh; her great grandchildren, Lilah, Jack, Parker, and soon to be Emma Keenan, Minnie and Charlie Blood, Adeline Walsh; and her brother, Carl (the late Maria) Mauro. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two siblings.



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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    6072, 6001 W 111th St.
    ALSIP, IL 60803
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    Private Committal

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Barbara Brazier

Posted at 12:56pm
Please accept our condolences to you.. my cousin's and all your family. I am so sad over the loss of our Aunt Gloria. I have so many fond memories of her from my youth. Especially when Aunt Gloria and Uncle Bob would bring the girls and visit for long weekends during summer vacations from school. We would sit at the table for hours talking and enjoying the pastries she loved to share with everyone.
I remember one very special summer when I got to spend a week with her and my three very young cousins. She was so busy with an infant and two toddlers but she still managed to make it fun (and stuff me with her homemade cookies and chocolates).
I feel grateful to have been a part of her life. I know all of you will miss the good times and her presence in your lives.

May she rest in peace,
Much Love,
Barbara, Bill and Family
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Josephine Smith

Posted at 10:35pm
With heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time.
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Carrie L Weller

Posted at 10:19am
So sorry to the family for your loss!!!! Gloria was a good friend and neighbor to my Mother Carole and I very much enjoyed talking and visiting with Gloria when I would see her while visiting Mom. She was a very nice lady and always asked how I was doing no matter what she may have been suffering herself !!! I will miss her smiling face as I am sure my Mom will as well!!! Rest in peace Dear Lady!!!! Our condolences to you all!!! Carrie W. and Carole G.
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Donna J Lippert

Posted at 12:36am
I met Gloria last year at Caretel. She was a beautiful and caring woman. Rest in Peace. It was nice meeting you.
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Elvie

Posted at 08:33pm
So many memories of my Aunt Gloria have flooded into my mind....hopefully I wont ramble too long!
From the time I was a little girl I idolized Aunt Gloria and because I was her oldest niece I think the feeling was mutual! I remember
Going with my dad to pick her up at the Detroit airport while she was still single and working. She would arrive in a propeller airplane dressed In perfectly stylish and beautiful attire and wearing her stiletto heels and bright red lipstick! Her smile and enthusiasm for life were so special!! I so looked forward to her visits because she showered me with love, affection and attention!
She did the same with any child/baby she could get her hands on. Her love of children was one of her most beautiful attributes!
Then she met my Uncle Bob who was equally as dapper and good looking as she was. But I wasn’t so thrilled that now I had competition for her attention! They were a perfect match however and were married some time later. I was so thrilled to be chosen to be the flower girl at their wedding and I remember hanging on to her and crying when they departed for their honeymoon!
Over the years many miles separated us and our visits became less and less as her attention was now turned to raising my 3 cousins..Aunt Gloria was a devoted mother and a wonderful hostess. Every time I visited her the table was full of yummy food and great conversation! She was also an impeccable housekeeper. There wasn’t a piece of dirt she couldn’t conquer. I have two opposing visions of her. The first is the glamorous Gloria in a beautiful evening gown, and red lipstick of course! (I inherited her love of red lipstick)! The second is the homemaker Gloria with rollers in her hair and head tied in a babushka and a bucket and scrub brush in her hand ready to tackle her day of cleaning.... No rest til it was all accomplished!!
Her relationship with uncle Bob was very special...he was always her Prince Charming and they got along so well. I think she even took the rollers our of her hair when he came home from work!
Finally I would like to say well done Aunt Gloria! You made a difference in this little girl’s life who is now a grandmother. Thanks for loving me and thanks for all you did to make me feel special. Your love of babies and children is your finest attribute I That is how I will remember you! I am sure you are all decked out in heaven, where hopefully someone else is scrubbing the toilets!!!
Much love and admiration,
Your niece Elvie
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