Gloria R. Cianci


Gloria R. Cianci, 91, of Hempfield Township, passed away at her residence Monday evening March 11, 2019, joining her husband and love of her life, Nick, in heaven.
Mrs. Cianci was born in Grove City on July 14, 1927, a daughter of Angelo and Giovanna (Caione) Maddalena.
Gloria was a 1945 graduate of Grove City High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Grove City College and her master's degree from Penn State University. She was a business teacher from 1951 to 1955 at Linesville High School, and from 1955 to 1957, she taught business education at Sebring High School, Sebring, Fla. From 1958 to 1959, she was an instructor of business education and the student teacher advisor at Thiel College.
Gloria was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville. She was also involved at St. Michael School as a member of the school board as well as a part-time guidance and career education instructor.
Gloria enjoyed volunteering at Camp Nazareth retreats and watching school activities that involved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a member of PSEA, IAD of PSU for guidance counselor graduates and the American Business Women Association.
On Sept. 19, 1959, she married Nicholas Cianci. He passed away Feb. 13, 2019.
She is survived by four sons; Paul M. Cianci and wife Pamela, Mark C. Cianci and wife Kate, Richard J. Cianci and wife Lydia, and Eugene N. Cianci and wife Pamela, all of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Nicholas Maddalena, Albert Maddalena and Armand Maddalena; and six sisters; Mary Carano, Lillian Ferrazzano, Helen Maddalena, Elizabeth Krauza, Viola Maddalena and Dolores Maddalena.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church Building Fund or St. Michael School, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.

Mrs. Nicholas (Gloria R.), 91, of Hempfield Township.
Calling hours: From 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (3-17-19) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.
Visitors are welcome to sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at
Service: Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday (3-18-19) at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor of the church, as celebrant.
Burial: St. Michael Cemetery.
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