• July 8, 1923 - September 23, 2017
  • Montgomery, Alabama

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Gloria Louise Vangelisti Mullins (94) passed away peacefully the 23rd of September, surrounded by family and in the comfort of her home. Gloria was born in Great Falls, Montana on July 8, 1923, to Elio and Fernanda Vangelisti. When she was three, her family moved to Galveston, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Ball High School, she married and began a military life that included living in Japan and Alaska and traveling throughout the United States. While living in Alaska, she began working as a Red Cross volunteer, the start of a long life given to service. In 1962, with her husband and two children, she moved to Montgomery at which time she continued her work as a Red Cross volunteer at Gunter and Maxwell Air Force Base hospitals. In 1969, she graduated from Huntington College with a degree in Elementary Education. She received her Master's degree in Counseling from Troy University in 1973. After retiring from teaching, she returned to volunteering at St. Margaret's Hospital as a Pink Lady. She also actively participated in many organizations, serving as an officer in all. She was devoted to her church groups: St. Anne's Altar Circle, the Jarrow Club of St. Bede's Catholic Church, the Prayer Network, and the Adoration Chapel - a service she shared with her dear friend, Nora Cammack. She also served as Burse Director for St. Bede's. Gloria was an active member of the Montgomery Capital Civitan Club, the American Italian Association of Montgomery and the AARP Local 528. Gloria loved to travel, especially enjoying cruises. She visited much of Europe.
Gloria is preceded by her only brother, Enrico Vangelisti. Survivors include her son Chip Mullins (Lorie), her daughter Susan Bowman (Sam), six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, the 28th of September, at St. Bede's Catholic Church. Service is at 10:30, followed by a Life Celebration luncheon in the Parish Hall.
Donations in Gloria's memory may be made to COPE at 2158 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36107.