Gloria J. Martorana 1937-2018

WARREN — Gloria J. Mazzi Martorana, 81, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Warren, the daughter of the late Amedeo and Rose Angelini Mazzi.

Gloria was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Warren and worked as a secretary at Howland Builders. She was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren.

Gloria was devoted to her family and her late husband, Joseph Martorana, whom she married on Feb. 4, 1956.

She was kind, caring and loving and she was a committed and supportive mother and grandmother who was proud of her children and grandchildren. She was known for her great cooking and loved it when the family gathered for meals. She enjoyed her home and loved to lounge by her pool with Keno, the dog, by her side. Gloria and her family and friends would travel to Mountaineer Casino to gamble and attend some of the venues.

Surviving are her three children, Dianna Swayngim of Cortland, Joseph M. (Robin) Martorana of Bristolville and John K. Martorana of Auburn; granddaughter, Alyssa (David) Strickland; and grandson, Gabriel E. Martorana.

Her husband, Joseph Martorana, preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and brothers, Rudolph Mazzi, Eugene Mazzi, Ramon Mazzi and Edward “Butch” Mazzi.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481. Visit www.mcfarlandbarbeecares.com to view this obituary and send condolences or order flowers.

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