Gloria J. McCormick

03/27/2012 4:58 PM |

Gloria J. McCormick of Riverhead died March 23 at her home. She was 86.

She was born June 2, 1925, in Aquebogue to Albert and Emma (Lewin) Magee and graduated from Riverhead High School in 1942. She married Stanley W. McCormick Sr. on Feb. 10, 1946, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. They owned and operated Mac’s Islander Restaurant in Riverhead.

According to family members, Ms. McCormick loved to read, cross-stitch and crochet and enjoyed many other kinds of crafts, including ceramics.

Predeceased by her husband in 1999, she is survived by her children, Albert, of Florida, Stanley Jr. and Sheryl, both of Riverhead, and Diane Hill of Texas; her sister, Joan Vetter of Florida; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her sister Maryann Block in 1984 and a great-great-granddaughter.

Visiting hours took place March 25 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service was held March 26 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, the Rev. Larry Duncklee officiating, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice or St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church.

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