Gloria A. Aguilar, Glass Artist


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Mrs. Gloria A. Aguilar, 80, passed away peacefully in Morristown Medical Center in Morristown on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Visiting will be held at the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Wednesday, April 12 from 9 to 10 a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Aloysius Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Born in Orange, Gloria grew up in Lake Hiawatha and Caldwell. She graduated from James Caldwell High School with the Class of 1960. In 1964 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Paterson State College.

She began her professional career teaching fine arts in the Wayne School system. Gloria soon found her passion as a stained glass artist and began her business, Gloria Aguilar Stained Glass, located at Clinton Glass in Verona. She was highly regarded for her creativity and use of color.

Gloria was predeceased by her husband, John M. Aguilar and her parents, Dominic Adam and Gertrude (nee Granieri) Scannelli.

She is survived by her sons, Michael and Paul Aguilar; her sister, Carmella “Millie” Aven; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in her memory to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or a charity of your choice.

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