Gloria Fern Marie Fanzini, 72, passed away on July 11, 2020, surrounded by her family, at her home in Johannesburg, MI, where she has resided for the past 31 years.

She was born on August 7, 1947, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Gloria worked for ten years at Trutech in Lewiston, MI, assembling heart catheters.  She retired in 2014.

Gloria, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, devoted her love and energy to her family, friends, and loved ones.  She treasured her babies both 2- and 4-legged.

In the summer months, you could find her in the garden amongst her flowers, which she kept pristine.  They provided enjoyment to all who passed by.  In the winter months, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and crocheting and even tried her hand at painting.  Imaginative and resourceful, Gloria enjoyed projects that involved creating gifts for others and unique pieces to treasure.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Ilene) Fanzini of Lewiston, MI; daughter, Tonya (Arthur F., III) Dick of Astoria, OR; grandchildren, Stephanie Dick Christensen, Monica Fanzini, Scott Fanzini, and Ryan Dick; great-grandchild, Kinlee Christensen; brother, Stanley Adams of Kutztown, PA; 4-legged furry boys, Buck, Apollo, and Vincent; and numerous nieces and nephews located throughout the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J Fanzini Jr.; parents, Edgar and Verna Adams; brother, Sterling Adams; and sister, Darlene Fink.

An “Honoring of Life” visitation has been arranged by the Nelson Funeral Home for Thursday, July 16, 2020, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date in September.

The family requests donations be made to either the Otsego County Commission on Aging or Hospice of Michigan.