Gloria C. Gallagher (nee Gontarek)
Died: Apr 6, 2016
Gloria C. Gallagher  (nee Gontarek)


Gloria C. (nee Gontarek)  Gallagher, age 67 passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at  the in patient unit at Hospic Buffalo.  Gloria succomed to Cancer at 7:45 am.

Gloria was born in Buffalo New York on May 30, 1948 the daughter of the late Zygmund Gontarek and Theresa (nee Domaniewski) Gontarek.  She  had an Associates Degree and retired from Kaleida Health as a Medical Secretary.

Gloria is survived by her mother Theresa (nee Domaniewski) Gontarek. Sister of Susan (Vincent C. ) Tabone, Betty Ann (Larry) Poplin, Sandra  (the late David) Kleinsmith, Steven (Sue) Gontarek, Thomas  Gontarek, Rosalie Gontarek ,Kathleen (the Late Richard) Hoffman, Robert (Koryn) Gontarek and Richard  Gontarek. Gloria is also survived by Carol Ann (John) Szmajda and their daughter Kaila  and her  partner Christopher Leli.  She is the much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews and is also survived by many devoted friends.

In acknowledgement of Gloria's wishes her family will gather at the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home to commemorate her life in a private service which will be officiated by Pastor Lucia Schipani of the Bread of Life Church.

In honor of Gloria, kindly consider leaving a message of condolence and/or share a favorite memory of her.  All messages will be placed in the Gallagher Family Book of Memories.

Gloria's arrangements have been entrusted to the Kevin M. Mason Funeral Home 154 Weimar Street Buffalo New York 14206. (716) 362-0199  Fax: (716) 462-5355.

April 27th, 2016 10:16 pm
Glor, go rest high on that mountain as was your wish. Love & Prayers.
Diane Saf.
April 18th, 2016 2:08 am
Gloria " my friend my friend" It has not been long and I miss you so much already. My life will not be the same without you. We were more than friends we were family. Like you said there will never be a friendship like ours. we could read each others minds and there wasn't a subject we didn't share even if we were told not to. you are with the angels now looking down on us. I want to thank you for letting me be a person who took care of you like I promised I would It was your wish for me to be there for you and my pleasure to do it for you like I promised I would. Chris and I did everything we could to make sure you had your wish and passed in the hospice facility and not the hospital. The last night I spent at the hose overnight before you went into hospice was something I won t forget. You had Chris and I cracking up with things you were doing and saying. Telling us you didn't want our job because it was too hard taking care of you. Glor it was a honor . and you keep telling Chris and I thank you and that you love us made it easier to want to do all we could for you. and seeing you dance that last dance with Chris was heartbreaking. Glor thank you for letting me be the first to know you had cancer when you came home from the dr. that day and for letting me be there for you for your dr Roswell and wanting me to be there when you went for kemo and when we found out and when we found out the cancer got worst.[ and thank you Vince for taking Glor when I couldn't ] and thank you Sandy B for being with us when we found out the cancer got even worst we both needed the help and support. I'm happy I was there for you Glor from day one. and as sick as you were with Kemo you were still there making everyone laugh cracking jokes and till the day you went to hospice you were still smiling and joking even when hospice came to the house they were amazed how alert you were and knew what was going on with everything. you are our wonder woman, our super hero. I would also like to thank Sandy B.,Sue Gontarek, and Maureen for being there for Glor, Chris And I and for cooking for us and being there from the start and Chris I'm so proud of you for the way you took care of Glor and did everything you could for her and she asked for. and thank you to Hospice for the care they gave her. I will miss you "my friend my friend" Thank you for letting me be there for you and trusting in me to take care of you and telling me you love me rest in peace we'll be looking for the sighs that your watching over us. XXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO
April 17th, 2016 4:24 pm
Gloria our friend; The reality of loosing you took effect today (Sunday 4/17) as we all came together in love and support to say goodbye at Masons Funeral Home. You were watching over us during the service and you always will be with us in our hearts. Not even death can take that away. Your service was beautiful in every aspect. The minister was comforting, the music was all you, the undertaker read a poem about you as a butterfly. The place was gorgeous and comfortable. Everyone felt your presence and peace. We love you Glor and now truly fly away. XOXOXOXOXOX
April 17th, 2016 10:31 am
words are never adequate in moments like these but I would like to say I will always remember Gloria as a great childhood friend. I felt I was lucky and privileged to have known her. I will always cherish the times we shared. Gloria you are in my thoughts and prayers.
April Gontarek
April 16th, 2016 10:50 am
Dear Aunt Gloria, You will be dearly missed. I have so many fond memories of you that I will always cherish. Your loss is heartbreaking but with time we will heal, yet you will never fade away in our hearts, minds, or memories. You were loved by all and always made those around you happy. Your smile would bring joy and your laughter would fill my heart. I am sad that you were taken from us but am so happy that you are in a better place. I await the day we meet again and be reunited so we can make and share more memories. With much love my sincerest condolences.
Your niece Andrea
April 16th, 2016 10:42 am
Aunt Gloria, You were a great aunt, friend and person. You will be missed dearly, but we will meet again. One of my fondest moments with you is when April and I were younger and we came over to your house and you helped us design our family birthday invitations. You were always so creative. Another memory is just about every holiday when we would sit in the dinning room at grandmas and play uno. There are so many good cheerful memories. Holidays will not be the same without you but just remember you will forever been in our hearts and will be there in spirit. This is not goodbye because goodbyes are forever and i know we will see each other again, Till then keep an eye over the family.
April 14th, 2016 10:10 am
thank you for being a great neighbor!I"ll miss the backyard conversations we had while the dogs played.Every time I go outside now,I look up and smile knowing you"re doing the same thing!
April 13th, 2016 9:53 am
Oh Gloria, I am so heartbroken over this. You were always just a phone call away when I needed help. I believe that you are at peace now, but I will always cherish the memories of you and the fun times we had together with family through the years. I love you Gloria, and we will see each other again one day. Is Heaven as beautiful as they say???
Debra (Domaniewski)Sobkowich
April 11th, 2016 7:34 pm
Dear Aunt Terry, Tommy, and cousins, My prayers are for you at this time, for death is so difficult to grasp, but as Christians, we do know that Gloria is pain free now and with Jesus in a very peaceful place...and that is the only thing that helps us left behind here! Love, Debbie
Fred and Elaine Frier and Tammy
April 11th, 2016 5:50 pm
Sending our deepest sympathy to the entire family on your loss!
April 11th, 2016 2:46 pm
My dearest, precious sister, I hated to see you suffer the way you did. My heart is broken in a million pieces. You deserved so much better. You were so good to everyone. Now you are free of worries and pain, so dance, sing and play among the angels in heaven. The Spirit in me honors the Spirit in you. xoxoxo
Rich & Marlene Evans & Sons
April 10th, 2016 7:55 pm
Gloria you will be sadly missed ,God gained another Angel
Carol Ann Szmajda
April 10th, 2016 6:52 pm
For some reason, fate would have it that we would not spend enough time together. My only hope is that we are together again one day. Love you and miss you.
Karen Tierney Kruse and family
April 10th, 2016 2:46 pm
Shining Star The angels looked down from heaven one night They searched for miles afar, And deep within the distance They could see a shining star. They knew that very instant That the star was theirs to gain, So they took you up to heaven Forever to remain. Look down on us from heaven Keep us free from hurt and pain, You'll always be within my heart Until we meet again. ~ Anon
John Poplin
April 10th, 2016 2:42 pm
I heard the news, and felt the rain...and now your free, there is no pain...I don't wonder where you are, I can tell you're not that far....I didn't get to say goodbye, so I'll say it to the sky. I love you always.
your sister Rose
April 10th, 2016 2:05 pm
Life ended for a moment... SUDDENLY Eternal Life began with CHRIST JESUS. Thank you Father GOD for the time I had with my sister Gloria. See you soon Glor, LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 9th, 2016 3:02 pm
Your secrets will always be safe with me my most dearest and oldest friend. Fly Free Bird fly!
April 9th, 2016 9:54 am
It broke my heart to see you suffer, but you were a trooper. I will always cherish the fond memories I have of you. May you rest in peace my dear sis-in-law, till we meet again. Love you.
April 8th, 2016 11:34 pm
God took you too soon, but who can blame him when you had such a vivacious spirit and loving heart. I have so many great memories of you! You gave the best perms & you are a major factor of why I love dogs so much! I'm glad you are at peace now. Say hi to everyone in heaven for me. Never goodbye, just see you again sometime. Miss you and love you.
Theresa Drum
April 8th, 2016 2:28 pm
I will miss you. I enjoyed the time spent together taking you to your appointments. I remember you helping me with my resume. I wish you could've seen your face when you told Sammy he could keep the toy trains. I love you!!! You will be missed:) P.S. Say hi to my daddy.
April 7th, 2016 10:44 pm
I know you will be missed by your family who loves you so very much. I believe your in heaven without the pain you suffered with. God will bring your family peace no matter what others might do.
April 7th, 2016 7:51 pm
Aunt Gloria, I will cherish all of the memories that we shared. I didn't talk to you as often as I would have liked, but we had a 2 hour phone conversation a little over a year ago. That meant a lot to be then and even more now. Last time I came to Buffalo you took me on my first trip to the casino. We had so much fun. You always made me laugh. I'm going to miss you so much. You'll be in my heart and mind forever. I love you.
Diane Stanley
April 7th, 2016 7:19 pm
Gloria, Im glad our paths crossed, you have a beautiful heart and a wonderful Immediate Family, I am so blessed to of got to know you, You will be missed by many, Rest In Peace my Friend, Love always, Diane.
April 7th, 2016 3:00 pm
Well Big Sis There's a part of you that will always be a part of me. That is something no one can ever take away. My HEART breaks for your loss. I can see your big smile as Jesus holds you in His loving arms. What comfort that must be. Love to you until we meet again in Glory Land.
April 7th, 2016 2:50 pm
Dear Gloria forever in my mind and heart. You were the first to open my heart to a loving family. Thank you for being my daughter .Its been lovely. Heart full of love
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