Gloria Merli

Obituary of Gloria J. Merli

Gloria J. Merli, 79, of Jessup, died Tuesday afternoon at Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center. She was widowed in 1981 by her first husband Pasco Tomaino and then again in 2013 by Joseph Merli. Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Pisanchyn Fallon. Gloria was a graduate of Olyphant High School. She employed at Daystrom and later, owner and operator of Phillips Manor. After retirement she worked at St. George’s restaurant. She was a member of the Shopa-Davey VFW Auxiliary. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who enjoyed traveling and will be dearly missed. Surviving is her son, Brendan Tomaino and wife Jennifer, Jessup, Brother Thomas and wife Joy, Las Vegas, Nevada. Step-children, Allan Merli and wife Joann, Jessup; Ricky Merli and wife Dorie, Peckville; Lisa Larioni and husband Greg, Syracuse NY; grandchildren, Christian Tomaino, Dallas Texas, Tim, Lauren, and Christopher Merli, Greg and Paige Larioni, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is lifelong friend, Margie Walsh of Archbald. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Joseph Merli. We offer a sincere thank you to the staff of Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center for their compassionate care of Gloria. The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Church, Archbald. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, Scott Township. Viewing hours will be held on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St. Peckville.


8:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday, February 15, 2020
James M. Margotta Funeral Home
1019 Main St.
Peckville, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 489-6622

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