Gloria Finelli, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on July 2, 2024. She was 78.

Mrs. Finelli was born on August 2, 1945 in the Bronx to the late Enrique and Ruth (Bendict) Fernandez. She is pre-deceased by her husband Gerald A. Finelli, who died on January 15, 2009. Gloria was a volunteer dispatcher for the Morris Park Association and a meeting attendee of the Bronx 49th Police Precinct Community.

She is survived by her four children, Kathleen Maloney, Deborah Vazquez, Denise Finelli, and Anthony G. Finelli; her three grandchildren, Nicole Kehrley, Robert Daniel Maloney, and Brandon Vazquez; and her two great grandchildren, Natalie Kehrley and Nora Kehrley.

Visiting will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours Finelli Virtual Visitation Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1908 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. K.B. on July 4, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Gloria was an amazing woman, wife, mother and friend. I am lucky to have known her. She will be missed.

  2. Vanessa Andronico on July 4, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    To Denise and family, my thought and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  3. Lisa Marie Jurado on July 7, 2024 at 11:57 am

    I had the pleasure to know Mrs. Finelli for almost five short years and during that time she always thought of me during All holiday with a text message. She will be missed dearly.

    My deepest condolences to the family !

  4. Perry on July 7, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Mom , any mail for me ?
    I wish i could ask you that one more time 🙁
    Im going to miss our banter.
    Missing you and thinking of you always .
    Love you ,

  5. Denise Finelli on July 7, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    I miss you already Momma 🙁
    You saw my first breath, I saw your last.
    I Love you. Rest In Peace.

  6. Carole and Amanda Vazquez on July 9, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Gloria was a kind and caring woman. She was so funny! We enjoyed laughing about 90 Day Fiance! She always had a kind word and a great smile! She will be missed! We will always remember her and her beautiful heart!

  7. Lucy (Neighbor) on July 9, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    Ms. G was very kind and welcoming when I moved to the neighborhood. I will miss our talks about our kids and grandkids and catching up on life while we swept outside. It will not be the same without her she will be dearly missed
    May your beautiful soul Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. Maria & Mike Muzyka on July 9, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    There are no words to explain the loss we feel of the passing of Gloria! She was one of a kind, a true friend through all our years of knowing each other! Anyone would be so blessed to have had a friend like her! She is together again with her Jerry, who she missed so much! Will miss her friendship, talks, texts & will always remember all our fun times together! Our condolences to you & your families as you deal with the loss of your mom! She will forever be in our thoughts, prayers & our hearts! R.I.P. our dear Gloria!
    Love Maria, Mike & all the Muzyka families!

  9. Lina Poidomani on July 9, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    Mrs. Finelli was a wonderful wife, mother and woman. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Our prayers and condolences go out to all of her family. May she rest in peace. Lina Poidomani & family

  10. Christine Muzyka on July 10, 2024 at 11:09 am

    My beautiful friend Gloria! I will always treasure all our memories. Our shopping excursions on Fridays, the bird that used to curse at us, Jerry making a whole in your bed so you can sleep when you were pregnant , all your scary Halloween costumes, you sweeping the front of your house, your laugh our parties, all your beautiful crafts we used to do together our holiday texts and just your smile. You are now together with Jerry who you missed dearly. You will forever be in my heart. ❤️

  11. Theresa and william on July 10, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    What a lovely women .it’s never easy losing a mom .I will keep u all in our prayers.RIPGloria

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