Gloria Jean La Stella, 76, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Center in Fredon, NJ.
Gloria was born October 27, 1945, in Montclair NJ to Helen Elena Ferraro and Joseph John La Stella.
She is survived by her sisters, Marie Elena Batista, and Margaret Elizabeth Murphy; her Brother-in-law, John Murphy; her six nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Gloria deeply loved her family. Prior to her mother’s passing in 1999, she spent several years providing hands on care for her. She never hesitated. She could spend hours talking to anyone of her family members, offering advice or just listening. While she loved the company of others, Gloria was very comfortable in her own skin and enjoyed her alone time. She was a great enthusiast of tennis, specifically Rafael Nadal!
Gloria was a loyal and loving friend. Many of her friendships expanded decades. The concern for her well-being never waned and her loss is a great sadness for those closest to her.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 10:30 AM. at Our Lady Of The Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Marchin Michalowski officiating. Burial will be in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Center.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840