Every conversation with Gloria Milano seemed like a verbal hug. Her enthusiasm, decency, engaging conversation. She was a rare commodity in city politics, everyone loved Gloria. She served for many years as Democratic Registrar of Voters. Her obituary below:
Gloria Rose Milano, age 80, of Bridgeport, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield. Born in Bridgeport on August 24, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Dattolo Milano. She was predeceased by her sister Carmella Martire and brothers Angelo and Joseph Milano. Survivors include her sister, Olga Makar of Milford and her brother, Anthony Milano and his wife Helen of Trumbull, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, godchildren and special friends.
Gloria was a member of Central High School’s Class of 1949 and a member of the Bridgeport Municipal Retirees’ Association, Bacio and a former member of the Bridgeport Federation of Democratic Women. She was a parishioner of St. Andrew’s Church in Bridgeport and participated in many activities at the church. She held various retail sales positions in Bridgeport and was most recently employed as its Democratic Registrar of Voters, prior to her retirement in 1992. Gloria’s family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the compassionate doctors and wonderful friends who supported her during her battle with cancer. Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton St., Bridgeport, on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. At Gloria’s request, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swim Across the Sound c/o St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. To light a virtual candle, visit us at www.abriola.com.