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Gloria (Marrero) Acevedo
February 2, 1939 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Gloria Acevedo, age 84, of Holyoke since 1968, was called to heaven surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. She was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Manuel and Antonia (Perez) Marrero. She was a devoted homemaker and caring for her family was her top priority. Gloria worshipped at the former Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, and more recently was a communicant of Saint Jerome Church. She was the widow of Juan Acevedo who passed on July 25, 2006. She is survived by four children: Johnny Acevedo and wife Alicia of Holyoke, Migdalia Machuca and husband Abraham of Holyoke, Carmen Acevedo and Wayne Huntoon of Holyoke, and Richard Acevedo and wife Jeannette of West Springfield, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a brother, Rafael Marrero of Taunton, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers: Manuel, Jorge, Jose and Julio Marrero, and two sisters: Eladia Santana and Nelida Marrero.
Gloria was a devoted religious, caring and giving person who always looked for the good in people and never let anyone leave her home without being well fed. Always known to have Rosary Beads on her, Gloria instilled a strong faith in God to her children and set the example by the way she lived her life. She enjoyed time with her family and had a special love for children (especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren). In her spare time, she loved watching the Red Sox, playing dominoes, dancing with family members and praying the Rosary a few times daily.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to former PCA, Lucy Soto; the staff at Agawam East Rehab and Nursing Facility for the care of Gloria with a special thank you to Shakira, Jose, Teara, Sandra; as well as, Sam and Sonia from New England Hospice for their gentle and caring handling of Gloria, especially as time progressed.
The funeral will be held Monday, January 29th at 9:00 a.m. from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Jerome Church, 169 Hampden Street. Burial will follow at Saint Jerome Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.