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GLORIA MARIE GAMBOL - WILMINGTON
Mrs. Gambol passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, the sixth of nine children raised by her late mother Beatrice (Kendall) Purdue, Gloria went to work at the Prudential Insurance Company at age 16 to help her family during World War II. She graduated from Barringer High School, attending classes in the evenings.
Applying the industrious work ethic learned as a teenager, Mrs. Gambol retired as the assistant treasurer of a NJ construction company in the late 1990s, following a long career which she began as a secretary/bookkeeper.
A resident of Rockland Place for the past four-and-one-half years, Gloria raised her family in Wayne, New Jersey, later taking great pleasure in entertaining family and friends in her Mantoloking home at the Jersey Shore.
Preceded in death by her husband, John E. Gambol, in 2001, Mrs. Gambol is survived by her three children, John, Barb and Lee, their respective spouses, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were private.