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August 31, 1931 – May 28, 2019
Anna Gladys Sturiale (nee McGrath) passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 surrounded by her children and grandchildren after struggling with health issues these past few months. She was a strong woman of deep faith who always believed in the power of positive thinking. Whatever challenges were presented to her or her family, she always had the strength to be there and support them however needed. She was a loving wife of 60 years to her late husband Matthew and devoted mother to Matthew, Patricia (Lambo) and Denise. She was a proud grandmother who loved each of her grandchildren for their individuality – the joy of living and strength in the face of adversity demonstrated by Jonathan; the perseverance, optimism and humor expressed by Andrew; and, the sensitivity, compassion and devotion to family shown by Megan. She had a special place in her heart for her nephews, nieces, godchildren and all their families as well as those she opened her home and her heart to so they could be welcomed as part of the family. The importance of family was something she learned from her parents, James and Anna McGrath, her Aunt, Bella O’Shaughnessy, and the special bond she shared with her sisters, Florence Gerahty and Marie Signorello.
Thanks for all you’ve done for all of us! You’ll be forever in our hearts until we meet again.