Rodriguez, Gloria, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Age 80 years. Gloria Velez was born on August 1, 1929 in Puerto Rico to the late Abraham and Anna Velez. She loved and cherished her grandchildren; they truly meant the world to her. Gloria enjoyed playing bingo, going bowling and fish with family and friends.  She is survived by five children: Elsie Aguirre, Severiano “Lolo” (Carmen) Fernandez, Josie Gamez, Osvaldo “Ditin” Fernandez, and Juan “Cuco” Velez; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; six siblings: Aida (Julio) Cuadrado, Isabel Rodriguez, Nereida (Antonio) Hernandez, Tito (Lollie) Velez, Carmen Panos and Elba True; a special friend, Raymond Godinez; and a former sister in law, Milagro Ortiz.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Acosta.  A funeral service will take place on at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Rev. Rita Truss will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.