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Gloria Aponte

Obituary for Gloria Aponte

March 20, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Gloria Aponte, age 85, of Philadelphia passed away March 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Heriberto who passed away in 1987. Loving mother of Gloria Iris Olivo, Bert Aponte (Joanne), Fred Aponte (Joan), Edwin Aponte, Carmen Torres (Victor), Diana Luciano (Mike), Margarita Fruster (Darren), David Aponte (Lily), Josephine Roman (Pablo Rivera) and Pedro Aponte. Also surviving are her sister, Monin Perez, 24 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Born 1933 in Cayey, Puerto Rico. She was raised on her parents' farm with her 9 siblings. Came to the United States in 1955 with her daughter and was pregnant with her son to meet her husband (Heriberto) after he found a job to start a new life with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1957, she moved and settled in Philadelphia to raise her family, eventually 10 children who she loved very much. Gloria was about Family who she loved, cared for and supported throughout her life. She was a mother of 10, Grandmother of 24, Great grandmother of 24 and great great grandmother of 1.

Gloria was raised in the Catholic faith which she passed on to her children. She was always praying daily to God to guide, love and to keep us safe and protected.

Her smile brightened the day with love which we will miss dearly. She is in good hands with the Lord. After 31 years, Gloria is now with her loving husband. May she rest in peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Gloria's Life Celebration Friday eve from 6-9 PM and Saturday morning from 8:15 -9:30AM at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd., 10975 Academy Rd., Phila, PA 19154. Her funeral mass will follow 10:00 at the church of St. Anselm, 12670 Dunks Ferry Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154. Interment, Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Gloria's memory to F.O.P. Lodge 5 survivors fund, 11630 Caroline Rd., Phila, PA 19154 would be appreciated by her children. To share your fondest memories of Gloria visit

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  • F.O.P. Lodge 5 Survivors Fund
    11630 Caroline Rd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19154

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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