Gloria B. Conrad

Gloria B. Conrad (nee Battaglia), 88, of Norwood, NJ passed away peacefully on June 24. She was born on July 19, 1929 to Amos and Filomena “Fay” (nee Cannalonga) Battaglia in Union City, NJ. She was married for 54 years to her husband John who died on August 15, 2005. She is survived by her three children: Nancy Brizzolara (Thomas) of Norwood, NJ; John (Elizabeth) Conrad of River Vale, NJ; Barbara Orlandi (Steven) of Douglasville, GA. She is also survived by her eleven loving grandchildren David (Emmalee), Michael, and Alicia Brizzolara, Brittany, Paige, and Kevin Conrad, and Brian McKnight, Caitlin Sheaffer (Tim) , Kristin Gosdin (Joshua) and Steven and Kevin Orlandi, and her great-grandson Austin Michael Sheaffer, her loving sister Marie Pedalino (Dominic) of Totowa, NJ, and many nieces and nephews. Gloria grew up in Union City, NJ and moved to the “country” and lived in Norwood for over 65 years. She was a 1947 graduate of Emerson High School in Union City, and a 1951 graduate of Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. She was a 1st grade teacher for 28 years at Immaculate Conception School / Holy Family School in Norwood and became Vice Principal. For over 50 years, she loved vacationing in Sanibel Island, collecting seashells, traveling, cooking, gardening, and sewing. She took great pleasure and pride in her grandchildren’s athletic and artistic endeavors and successes in their chosen careers. Visitation at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale on Friday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM on Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut St. Northvale. Burial at Madonna Cemetery, 2070 Hoefleys Ln, Fort Lee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Norwood EMS, 496 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 07648 or CROW, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island FL 33957 (

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