Mildred Stoetzel

Former Riverhead resident Mildred Stoetzel, known as Gloria, died May 28. She was 85 years old.

Mildred “Gloria” Stoetzel

She was born July 5, 1927, in Brooklyn and lived most of her life in Riverhead. She moved to Port Richey, Fla., 10 years ago after the death of her husband, Theodore.

Relatives said she enjoyed volunteer work, dining out and spending time with family and close friends. Family was very dear to her, they said, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Ms. Stoetzel is survived by three daughters, Suzanne Gardner of Oldsmar, Fla., Linda McKay of Riverhead and Barbara Hahn of Port Richey, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A prayer service was held May 31 at Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, Fla.

Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church.