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Gloria Theresa Schiavone

December 13, 1925 — December 31, 2020

Gloria Theresa Schiavone, a lifelong resident of Allentown died at Holy Family Senior Living in Bethlehem, PA on December 31, 2020 at age 95. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a gifted poet and painter, gardener extraordinaire, and enthusiastic conversationalist. Gloria will be remembered as a gregarious and fun-loving woman who loved the outdoors, especially ocean beaches and swimming. She tremendously enjoyed family gatherings, especially summer holidays at the Poconos cabin. Gloria kept in good health by participating in aerobics through her 70s.

Gloria was born in Allentown on December 13, 1925; daughter of the late George and Anna (Lipovsky) Wasco. She married Arnold M. Schiavone in 1946 and the two were married for 66 years, until his death in 2013. She enjoyed her career at Hess Brothers Department Store which spanned several decades.

Gloria is survived by her three children, James Schiavone and wife, Elaine, Judith Grosser and husband, Bruce, and Virginia Newton and husband, James Birdsall; three grandchildren, Kristen Lopez and husband, Sam, Alisa Weimer and husband, Herman, and Corinne Mammana and husband Lou; as well as three great-grandchildren, Evan and Natalie Weimer and Zoey Lopez.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister, Dolores Vlk, son-in-law, Dr. David Newton, and her great-grandchild, Ethan Lopez.

Services have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home and will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Ferst Readers, P.O. Box 1327 Madison, GA 30650.


All portions of Mrs. Schiavone's ceremony will be private, however for friends and family that would like to participate in viewing any or all of the ceremonies please see the zoom links below. There is an individual link for the visitation (8:30 am start on Jan. 6), Mass (10:30 am start on Jan. 6), and committal service at the cemetery (approx. 11:50 am on Jan. 6).

Mrs. Schiavone visitation

Time: Jan 6, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 873 0049 4192

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Mrs. Schiavone Mass of Christian Burial

Time: Jan 6, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mrs. Schiavone Committal Service

Time: Jan 6, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 872 7489 9793

Passcode: 932114

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Bethlehem PA - 18018

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