Gloria Florence Carroll, a 35 year resident of Torrance CA, passed away on Thursday May 16, 2019 in Torrance, CA. Gloria was born January 17, 1937 to William Le Strange and Marie Kelleher in Queens New York.
Gloria’s extensive career began in NYC working for Chase Manhattan Bank as an administrative assistant. Upon relocating to California in 1984 Gloria was employed by NEC America. Gloria retired as an Executive Assistant for the Beach Cities Health District of Redondo Beach in 2015. Gloria had many interests including swimming, reading, the NY Times crossword puzzle, watching football & game shows. Last but certainly not least shopping, if there was a sale Gloria was there.
Gloria enjoyed vacationing with her family at the Welk Resort in San Diego, CA. Gloria was a fantastic cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends especially during the holidays.
Gloria conducted her life as a loving person who was loved back by those who knew her. She was fortunate to live her life with a loving family and accepted the end of her life here on earth with faith, grace and dignity and the knowledge that she would be reunited with loved ones once again.
Our family will remember her as a strong, kind and caring woman who didn't let anyone or anything stand in her way.
Gloria is survived by her daughter Beverly Hallinan and her husband Mark, daughter Ellen Betts and her husband Craig. She is also survived by granddaughter Theresa Hallinan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Arthur Carroll, their son William Carroll and her sister Mary Vavruska.
A memorial service is scheduled on July 13, 2019 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or The Wounded Warriors Project.