Gloria Strobino, 81, of Little Falls, NJ, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 30th with her loved ones by her side.
Born in Sullana, Peru to the late Juan and Angelica Ruesta, she was 1 out of 12 brothers and sisters. She completed secondary education and a few years of continuous education. After her schooling, she briefly wrote for a newspaper company in Peru and then became a hairdresser. In 1964, she was given the opportunity to come to the U.S to work as a nanny and live the American dream. Her biggest achievement was being able to move her parents and siblings over to the U.S. so they too can have the same opportunity to build a life here with their family. It brought her so much joy to be able to have them with her. She worked tirelessly to build a career as a business owner of both a beauty salon and lastly a bridal boutique in which she named after her first grandchild – Tiffany’s Bridal.
She met her husband, Henry Strobino in Monticello, NY where they both resided before moving to Paterson, NJ to raise their 3 children. They were married for 52 years and together for 54 years.
Her family will always remember her for her strong will and loving heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Angelica Ruesta, her sister, Dora Olivencia and her brother Pedro Ruesta.
She is survived by her husband and 3 children. Joseph Strobino and his wife Migdalia (Dolly) of Clifton, NJ. Kimberly Strobino-Symons and her husband Leighton of Lincoln Park, NJ. Rachel Quinones and her husband, Charles of Clifton, NJ; and her 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 9 of her brothers and sisters, and countless number of other loved ones.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ. Funeral services will be on Monday at 9:00am starting at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 am mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 138 Beech Street, Paterson. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association by clicking here.
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