As a mother she was the nucleus and matriarch of her family, a continuous inspiration to her children, and was full of compassion, warmth, generosity, and love. Gladys was the sister of the late Lily and her husband William Donze, Louise and her husband Walter Schoen, Louis Schwab and his wife Susan, Albert Schwab and his wife Nora, Bertha and her husband Joseph Quaglieri, May and her husband Ralph Cinque, and Ethel and her husband Joseph Villanella. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gladys was a lifelong resident of West New York and an active member and past officer of the John R. Armellino Ladies Auxiliary.
She was employed by the Kaywoodie Pipe Factory. Gladys was also employed for many years by the West New York Board of Education as an Administrative Assistant at Public School 1 until her retirement in 2008. Gladys will always be remembered as a kind and woman who was to her coworkers, friends and family. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Care One at Valley Nursing Facility and the Community Hospice of Bergen County for their compassionate and care of Gladys in her final days. Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.