Gloria J. Ventura

October 21, 1929 - December 14, 2020
Gloria J. Ventura


Gloria J. Ventura, age 91, of Leland, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020, at the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia, NC.

Gloria was born on October 21, 1929 in Lodi, NJ and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph B. Ventura, in 1950, they were married until his death in 1995. She is survived by her son Joseph and his wife Karen and her four grandchildren; Tina and her fiance Gabriel, Joseph and his wife Nicole, Laura and her husband Kevin, Julie and her boyfriend Rogene and her sister Betty.

Gloria worked at her Italian Delicatessen and Catering business in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, from 1971 until she retired to North Carolina at the age of 84. She loved to cook. Gloria loved watching her soap operas and talking on the phone daily with family and friends. She followed the Stock Market and Politics and loved to discuss the daily news events.

Gloria will be missed but thought of often.

Donations made to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, in Gloria’s memory would be sincerely appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.


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  • September 06, 2022
    AriAnne Prashad-Cerdas says:
    Mr. And Mrs. V...together again in heaven

  • December 15, 2020
    Diane and Tom Bertelsen says:
    Words cannot express our sympathies to you on the passing of Aunt Gloria. It has been six years of enjoying her company while just talking, listening to the Shades of Grey at performances, going out to dinner, and playing Yahtzee. I especially will miss our Wednesday night phone conversations which started when she found out that Tom had practice and I was all alone. We would talk for half an hour and she would always tell me what she had cooked for dinner and how she prepared the food. Aunt Gloria was truly a dear sweet and generous woman. We will miss her very much and keep these memories in our hearts. With Deepest Sympathy, Love, Diane and Tom

  • December 16, 2020
    Julie and Rogene lit a candle:
    Lit since December 16, 2020 at 12:40:46 PM

  • December 16, 2020
    Richard and Karen Gallo says:
    Joe and Karen. Karen and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your Mom at this sad time.

  • December 16, 2020
    Al & Diane Needleman says:
    Rest in eternal peace Mrs. Ventura. Sending our deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences to the entire Ventura family during this difficult time.