Gloria Vallante Crowley, R.M.A

Date of Passing:

February 1, 2020

After 94 years of living life to the fullest, Gloria Maria Elizabetha slid into Heaven with a glass of Chardonnay in one hand and a Pinot Grigio in the other.

Gloria is survived by her loving children, Vincent and his wife Bridget of Madison, NJ; Lisa Ann and her husband Jerome of Barrington, RI and Lori Ann and her husband Brian Blackmar of Barrington, RI. Grandchildren Sean and Katie Logan; Jack, Christopher and Catherine Crowley.

Gloria was the daughter of Thomas and Maria Vallante (Silvestri) and predeceased by her siblings; Lucia Romano; Filomenia DeRobbio; Rose Vallante; Flora Baker; Frederick Vallante and Edmund Vallante.

Gloria was a resident of Warren, RI and was a 1943 graduate of Warren High School.

In her early years, Gloria was a telephone switchboard operator for the New England Telephone Company and was Operator 11. She then entered nurses training at the Newport Hospital in Newport, RI. After nurses training, she became a Registered Medical Assistant starting her medical career assisting many physicans and surgeons throughout RI for over 40 years and was a member of the American Registry of Medical Assistants.

Gloria loved to cook, which clearly shined through from her annual 4th of July clambakes to her Christmas Eve dinners and all holiday gatherings as every meal was made with love.

She was a loving, giving Mother, Mother-in-Law, and Grammie. Gloria’s secret to her long life was her positive attitude and love of life. Gloria was a woman to be admired and celebrated.

Services will be private.

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  1. Lori Ann & family:
    Although I never met your Mom she seems to have been quite a hoot. To raise such a lovely person as you are she obviously was a wonderful Mom! I wish I could have experienced those clambakes she was famous for and speaks of. ?. wink wink.

  2. Wow what a send off!!! Chardonnay in one hand and a Pinot Grigio in the other! A woman after my own heart. My prayers go out to everyone, she obviously touched many hearts. She is up in heaven “double fisting” smiling down at all her loved ones.

    God Bless

  3. Gloria was the best! She always made us smile and laugh when she came into the office. She will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolences to the family.

    Coastal Medical Staff

  4. So sorry for your loss. May she RIP?

  5. Gloria was one of a kind!! I am so happy that I was able to spend some time with her over the past couple of years and enjoyed her reminiscing about the old days with some people that I knew. She was always laughing and so full of fun!! I am sure there is a party going on in heaven! Cheers!!

  6. Gloria “Sid” was an amazing woman. Her cooking was fantastic. She had a way of drawing you in and making you feel like family. Sid loved to entertain, I remember one late night party that I attended, I went to leave in the morning and saw her black lace bra flying from the flag pole! And whenever we would see each other after that she would say, “Hey Petey remember the night we ran my bra up the flagpole? ” loved that woman. She will be missed.

  7. Lori we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  8. LIsa, I am so sorry for the loss of your amazing mom. I am lucky to have met her and to have had so many laughs with her a few years back. She was one of a kind!

  9. Lisa & Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
    She was the best! Thinking of you !! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Lisa, I’m sorry for your loss my friend ?

  11. Lisa, I’m sorry for your loss my friend ❤️

  12. ❤️

  13. I will miss her.


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