Gloria Jesus Verteramo, age 86, passed away quietly on Saturday, February 10th in Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.
Gloria was born to Victor Egly and Henrietta (Guerra) Egly on September 24, 1931 in Brownsville, Texas. She was one of five children raised in the family home.
On February 27, 1954, Gloria was united in marriage to Joseph James Verteramo in Harlingen, Texas. Gloria and Joe, as most knew him, shared more than sixty happy years before his passing on April 24, 2017.
As Joe served a full career in the US Air Force, the pair moved often and called several places home. After Joe’s retirement, they lived in Plymouth, before spending the last 12 years in Warsaw.
Gloria was a parishioner of Sacred Heart and she loved to read, especially books written about faith and a love for Christ. She loved travelling to Mexico and was very proud of her Latin heritage. She also enjoyed cooking.
Family was very important to Gloria and she loved her children and grandchildren dearly; she was always sure to document their time together from behind the lens of her camera. She also very much enjoyed time spent with friends.
Those who survive include son: John (wife, Paula) Verteramo of Elkhart; daughters: Chris Campbell of Fort Wayne and Teresa Verteramo of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Maria Fogerty. In addition to her husband, Joseph Verteramo, Sr., Gloria was preceded in passing by her son, Joseph Verteramo, Jr. and by her brothers: Victor, Oscar and Joseph Egly.
Friends may join the family to pray the Rosary on Friday, February 16th at 7 p.m. in Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday, beginning at 10 o’clock, with Mass of Christian Burial at Noon in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may give to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School, 125 North Harrison Street, Warsaw, IN 46580.