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Gloria D. Crowley

Birth date: April 3, 1935
Death date: June 19, 2012

Gloria D. Crowley,
Age 77, of Lyons, passed away on June 19, 2012 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, IL. Gloria was born on April 3, 1935 in Chicago, IL, to the late Julius and Ilda (nee Caccini) Desideri. She spent her early life in Chicago and was a graduate of Spalding High School.
On September 12, 1959 she was united in marriage to James W. Crowley. Following marriage they resided in Chicago, before making their home in Lyons for the past 10 years.
Gloria was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, as well as a member of the Parish Life and Human Concerns Committees. She was also a member of the PTA at Immaculate Conception in Chicago. Gloria was a lifelong Cubs fan and enjoyed reading and playing cards. She was an excellent cook and baker and loved sharing with everyone. Gloria also loved to entertain and her home was always open to family and friends.
Gloria is survived by her husband, James Crowley of Bloomington, IL, her son, Jim (Darla) Crowley of Bloomington, nieces; Linda (Rick) Cate, Cathy (Stephen) Harvey, Vicki (Steve) Hanrahan and Jamie (Mike) Ploch, many great nieces and great nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers; Emilio and Jack Desideri.

Memorials to St. Joseph's Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the CHURCH on Monday, from 10:00AM until the time of service.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons with Rev. John Baumgartner officiating.

Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.