Gloria A. (DelGrosso) Moriarity

Born: Sat., Mar. 4, 1939
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church


11:30 AM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Mount Carmel Cemetery

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Gloria A. Moriarity, 79 of Murrysville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  She was born March 4, 1939 in East Liberty to the late Carmen and Carmalena Buonpane DelGrosso and daughter of the late Raymond and Amelia Arroyo.  In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John A. Moriarity in 2016.  She was the Administrative Assistant at Donna’s School of Dance in Murrysville and a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville.  Gloria’s greatest joy were her family and friends. She loved sharing memories of her childhood.  The Sunday dinners at her parents, the long summer evenings on the front porch visiting with friends, and her favorite part of childhood…growing up with her little brother Joe.  In her youth, Gloria loved to roller skate.  She spent weekends at the skate rink and even entered local competitions.  If you ask her children, Mike, Keith and Donna, they will tell you she was the hardest working Mom in the world.  Gloria’s example of hard work, responsibility, and love of family guided her children to go on to become entrepreneurs.  Her children were her heart. Her home was a welcoming place, when you crossed the threshold, you were family.  Gloria became an honorary Grandmother to Madelyne and Marissa and loved every minute of sharing extra desserts when mom said no, spoiling them at Christmas and celebrating their achievements.  Gloria was always ready to welcome you to her family and once she did, you were forever a part of it.  Gloria held many jobs, but it was her daughter, Donna who launched her career as the Administrative Assistant at Donna’s School of Dance.  For twenty-one years, dancers and parents were greeted by “Miss Gloria’s” smiling face at the front desk, a space that will now be impossible to fill in the hearts of all past and present students and teachers.  The studio was her second home and she was so proud of all who danced and taught there.  Gloria loved her pets.  She rescued her “Chloe girl” three years ago and the two of them have been constant companions ever since.  Chloe brought Gloria so much joy over the past few years.  Her family wishes to thank her dear neighbors and friends.  Thank you, Chris, Nick and Carol, for your friendship and assistants to our mom over the past few years. Thank you, Francine, for being the truest definition of a best friend.  A very special thank you to Charlie for your care, comfort and companionship to our mom and to us over the past few months.  You are all special to us because you were special to Mom.  We want to recognize the Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside Hospital for their care and compassion during this difficult time.  Gloria’s family and faith in God gave her the strength to fight.  Her faith in God also gave her the peace and comfort to put herself in his hands.  She is at peace now and we will forever miss her.  She is survived by her children; Michael (Lisa) Lisk of Carnegie, Keith (Fiance Amy) Lisk of Ligonier, and Donna (David) Zerjav of Murrysville; two grandchildren, Madelyne and Marissa; two great grandchildren, Emma and Eli, and a brother, Joseph (Kathy) Arroyo.  Gloria is also survived by a nephew, Erik (Pam) Arroyo; a niece, Kelly Arroyo (Amy Reed); a great niece, Summer Arroyo, and a special friend, Charlie Dillmore.  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville.  Additional visitation will be at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville on Saturday from 9- 9:45 a.m. with a funeral mass at 10 a.m.  Entombment will follow in Mt. Carmel Mausoleum, Verona.  In lieu of flowers, we graciously ask that you consider a donation to The Hillman Cancer Research Center in Gloria’s name.

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Sara Palombo,(Panuccio)
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Dear Donna,
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. As a teenager I remember she was a sweet, kind woman. You made a special footprint in my young life that I will always carry with me and your Mom’s presence is in many of those memories. I will be praying for you and your family.
❤️ Sara Palombo (Panuccio)

The Kiehl Family - David, Kathleen, Madeleine, Grace, & Eve
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Dear Miss Donna and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Miss Gloria's passing. She was so sweet to the girls and we truly loved walking into dance and seeing her there. She will be greatly missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Keith Amy and Girls, you all have my Deepest Sympathies. May you all find comfort in knowing she is at peace and free to be herself again. I am here for you guys.

Laura, Nitalia & Family
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Dear Donna & Family,

So sorry for your lost. Miss Gloria will truely be missed. She was so caring and wonderful from the first moment we joined the studio. We will always have the memory of her smiling face when we come in the studio. So sorry!!

Susan Regan & Michele Organist
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Donna, Micheal & and Keith,

Michele and I are so sorry to hear that you mom died. It sounds that she died of some sort of cancer; it is our genuine hope that she did not suffer. Hillman Cancer Center is a tremendous resource and we are pretty lucky to have it in our backyard. I wish I would have known she was sick, I would have gotten out her way to say hello.
Your mom was a kind-hearted woman and tremenously proud of you three. She will always be with you and I am sure she is enjoying a pain-free, trouble-free reunion with everyone she loved and was waiting for arrival in the heavens. I am sure she is rallying all those troupes of family now to make sure you are all have adequate guardian angels. 💖
All our love & sympathy,
Susan & Michele

Beth Caswell
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Forever will Miss Gloria be part of our lives when we were at the studio. She was a wonderful women and will be missed.

Beth Caswell

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