Gloria Ann Romard Velotti, 83, formerly of Brookfield, Connecticut for 34 years, and of Mifflinburg since 1995, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on May 6, 2017, at Heritage Springs Memory Care, Lewisburg, where she had been a resident for the past year and a half. During her stay at Heritage Springs, she made quite an impression on whoever came in contact with her and the staff and volunteers immediately accepted and cared for her as family.
She was born January 1, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Mary Mae (Teehan) Romard. On April 21, 1955, she married Emil “Vito” T. Velotti, who preceded her in death March 2, 2015.
Gloria lived a very full and adventurous life. She traveled the world with her father and sister, including attending school in Japan, visiting Holland and Italy and spending summers in Saudi Arabia. Gloria lived in Vermont and graduated from Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital School of Nursing, Burlington, Vermont.
She worked at Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut, where started as a psychiatric RN and worked her way up to a supervisor and then to Director of Nursing, all while attending school to achieve her Bachelor of Science at Post College in Ct., and also her Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Haven, Ct. Gloria received many awards for her excellence in managerial performance. Gloria enjoyed what she did and always found ways to improve the quality of care for the people who received services in the Geriatric, Continued Treatment and Acute Services. Gloria retired as a Mental Health Director of Fairfield Hills Hospital, after 34 years of service. After retirement, Gloria went on to do consultant work for the State, until she, and her husband Vito decided to relocate to Mifflinburg, Pa., where her daughter and family lived.
Gloria was an avid golfer and a member of Bucknell Golf Course Lewisburg, Pa., where she was active on the Ladies Association. Gloria enjoyed working out and walking and was a member of Evangelical Fitness Center. Gloria enjoyed, cooking, gardening, swimming, sewing, needlework, working on her computer, reading, and a UConn Huskies Woman's Basketball fan, also enjoyed watching golf and football. Gloria enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was also proceeded in death by her sister, Mary Kozak.
Surviving are her twin sons, Louis Velotti of Woodbury, Ct., and Joseph Velotti of Newtown, Ct; two daughters and sons in law, Gloria and Richard Brant of Mifflinburg, Pa., and Lucy (Lucrezia) and Al Brant of New Milford, Ct; six grandchildren, James, Tom, Kyle, Samantha, Alicia and Eric; two great grand-daughters, Piper and Emilia; one half-sister Marge Bouton of New Milford, Ct.; and step-sisters Carolyn Horvath of Delaware, and Patty Smith of Washington.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Center Cemetery, Poplar St., New Milford, Ct.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Dr., Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.