Gloria Fanzini

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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.

5 comments on “Gloria Fanzini”

  1. Ilene and Mike,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was so young and beautiful. May she rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing.

  2. Tracy Flanagan

    Our sympathy goes out to all of our Aunt Gloria’s family. She was the kindest person and greatest aunt anyone could ask for. I will definitely miss all the times we chatted on the phone and the times we spent together especially at the cherry festival. Although she was my aunt she was definitely like a second mom to me especially after my mother passed away. She looked like my mom, talked like my mom and gave a lot of good advice like my mom and that makes it even harder to see her go. Now they’re together, no more suffering and no more pain. I will always have fond memories of her, like her homemade sausage biscuits and gravy, the best ever. My aunt will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

  3. Mike and Ilene,
    We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I’ll always remember her by the boys pressing there luck with her when she would let them out.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dawn and Kevin Hubbard

  4. Mike and Ilene-
    Sending heartfelt sympathy to your families in the passing of your mom, Mike.
    We know how close you were. Hugs and prayers- Tina Rozeveld

  5. You couldn’t ask for a kinder neighbor who became a good friend. Many great summer chats and winter visits talking about our families, lives, and our gardening. She was the expert I was the novice. She had a green thumb for sure. She loved her family and I will miss my friend.

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