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Gloria

Gloria Ann Gilman

d. May 6, 2019



Gloria Ann Gilman had a unique way of making people feel special, which is what she will be most remembered for. She passed away peacefully on May 6th surrounded by family. Born on October 20, 1930, Gloria grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts but called Weymouth her home for the last 59 years. Survived by her devoted husband of nearly 65 years, David E. Gilman, Jr., Gloria was a true matriarch. She will be dearly missed by their children: David E. Gilman, III and his wife Dianne; Joy Buckley and her fiancé Greg Collins; Kathleen Brown and her husband Charles; Patrick Gilman and his wife Tracy; Grandchildren: Amanda Gilman, Rennie McKay and her wife Kyle; Taryn Cattaneo and her husband James, Robert Buckley; Charles, Timothy, Samuel, and Vincent Brown; and Christopher Gilman; Great grandchildren: Milo McKay; James, Hadley, and Brooke Cattaneo. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Frances Fulginiti of Dedham and her brothers Gregory Fulginiti of Queens, NY and Romaeo Fulginiti of Boston.
A graduate of the Chandler School for Women, Gloria met David while working in the Co-op Office at Northeastern University in 1952. They have been devoted to each other since. Although Gloria began as a stay-at-home mom, she started a business from their home that ultimately grew into Gloria’s Bridal of Weymouth which was well known throughout the South Shore in the 1970s and 80s. Gloria made a point to attend the ceremonies of hundreds of brides on their special day. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed spending time with her family, particularly her loving husband. Gloria and David were recognized by all as “the perfect couple.” They loved dining out and, in over 35 years, they seldom missed a Saturday night at Santarpio’s in East Boston.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visiting hours for Gloria on Friday, May 10 from 4-8pm in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the Funeral Home for a Celebration of Gloria’s life on Saturday morning at 9am prior to the Funeral Mass which will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth at 10am. Burial will follow in the Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.
Memorial donations can be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Senior Behavioral Unit, c/o Eve Masiello, 275 Sandwich Street, Plymouth MA 02360.

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