Obituary of Gloria Lucia Fortuna
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Gloria Lucia Fortuna Gloria Lucia Fortuna of Dundee, NY, passed away on July 20th 2021 unexpectedly at 36 years of age. Gloria was born on January 12, 1985 at Geneva General Hospital, to Catherine Elaine O'Dell and Joseph David Fortuna. She came into this world with a big smile on her face and a lot of hair (which she always loved). Gloria graduated from Finger Lakes Community College in 2008 with an Associate's degree in Business and also from The University of Buffalo in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Gloria was about to begin her next endeavor within the surgical unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Providence, Rhode Island as a Surgical Advanced MSA. Gloria was an inspiration to so many and always walked her own path which she strived for most to follow. She will forever and always be remembered by all the souls that she touched on a daily basis and even those that only met her for a few moments. Gloria will eternally be remembered by her mother Catherine E. (O'Dell) Fortuna; her sisters Elaine O'Dell (Paul Battin) and Joanne Fortuna; her brothers Gerald Fortuna (Raquel Fortuna) and David Fortuna. Her nieces, Demi & Delainey Battin, Sophia Vanderwall, and Ahnika Dixon; her nephews Desmond Battin, Lucas, Leo & Levi Fortuna. Last but not least, the man she loved James Younge Jr. and her fur baby, Olive. Gloria also left behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins that will always remember her forever. One of the last things that Gloria said to her loved ones and friends is that she wished everyone could all speak kinder to one another, have more patience, and be more loving. We urge others to live by her wishes and to try to take comfort in the fact that she is now in a better place with her father (Joseph D. Fortuna), her grandparents, cousin Cecily, and other family members and friends. A service in Gloria's honor will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday September 19, 2021 at The Faith Baptist Church 13 Harpending Avenue, Dundee NY; A Celebration of Her Life will follow at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club 2188 State Route 14, Penn Yan NY 14527. Our family greatly appreciates the condolences and the requests to contribute during our difficult time. A Go Fund Me page has been established for Gloria if anyone wishes to help. https://www.gofundme.com/manage/gloria-fortunas-memorial-fund. Any remaining funds will equally be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the SPCA in honor of Gloria. Local arrangements assisted by the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St. Dundee, NY; online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Gloria Fortuna, please visit our Tree Store
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Faith Baptist Church
13 Harpending Ave.
Dundee, New York, United States
Celebration of Her Life
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club
2188 State Rte 14
Penn Yan, New York, United States