Her nicknames, "Glow" and "Gloriana" give some idea of her personality and the powerhouse that she was on network television in the glory days of the soaps. I remember being mystified at the time of "Luke and Laura's Wedding" that so many people were not only watching, but arranging their day so they didn't miss it! Luke and Laura were among Gloria's many innovations on General Hospital while she was at its helm.
I remember my mother and grandmother watching "Secret Storm," Gloria's soap opera prior to General Hospital.
She was always generous to charities and local benefits and had a devotion to Our Blessed Mother. She is buried alongside her husband and parents in St. Catherine's Cemetery. "TV's Fair Lady" is inscribed on her headstone.
Her generous bequest to holy Cross will help beautify our new church for generations to come!