Gloria A. Velozo

August 25th, 2021

Gloria A. Velozo, age 86, of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Gloria was born on November 26, 1934 in Cambridge, MA.

Gloria married John Velozo and the couple moved to Wilmington, where they raised 4 children in a wonderful neighborhood. Gloria enjoyed her last 35 Years with her partner Frank Bonna in Melrose, MA during the summer months and Miami, FL during the winter months.

Gloria enjoyed riding on the motorcycle with Frank, traveling and crafting with the Red Hat Society. She also loved spending time at the Elks, Moose or the VFW, volunteering or just meeting people. Gloria lived life to the fullest.

Gloria was preceded in death by her son, John F. Velozo.

Gloria is survived by daughter Doreen Kelleher and her husband John of St. Augustine, FL, son Dean Velozo and his wife Joy of Wilmington, MA, son Scott Velozo and his fiancé Kym Chandler of Bradford, MA. Gloria is also survived by her partner of 35 years, Frank Bonna of Melrose, MA, sisters Marie Rumrell of Florida and Beverly Dalelio of Medford, MA. She is further survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Gloria was a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and best friend. She will be dearly missed but not forgotten.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation on Friday, October 1st from 10:00 – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon.

Memorial donations in Gloria’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 ( or to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 (


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Gloria A. Velozo”

  1. Jack Dunn says:

    Dean, Scott I just saw the news about your Mom, I so sorry for yur loss. God bless her and watch over your family.
    Need anything please don’t hesitate to call

  2. Frank West says:

    To the Velozo family- Karen and I send our deepest sympathies on your loss. May God bless the extended Velozo families now and always. Karen and Frank West

  3. Jeff palmer says:

    Dean,Doreen and Scott I am very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.
    Prayers from my family to yours
    Jeff and Karen Palmer

  4. Fran Keough says:

    To the Velozo Family
    I’m so sorry for your loss
    My prayers are with you all

  5. Yolanda Giannone says:

    Have been friends from when Gloria was single and we marched in Cambridge for the Pacl she lived in Cambridge while I was in Somerville. Enjoyed many fun times with her and Johnny. He played pinochle with my husband on weekend. She was an awesome friend. She will be in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed. Prayers to her beloved family

  6. Charles cushing says:

    Sorry for your loss Scott, wishing you and your family well and God bless

  7. Frank Velozo says:

    Not only was Gloria my aunt she was my God mother
    Joann and I will miss your calls and miss you stopping in the shop before you headed south for the winter.
    You were a kind and loving person.
    And not a year went bye with out a birthday card from you.

    Love Frank and Joann xoxo

  8. Lisa Velozo says:

    Dear Doreen, Dean & Scott,
    Please except my sincere condolences for the loss of your mom.
    I will always remember “Auntie Gloria” and her beautiful smile. She made me feel so happy whenever I saw her. I’ll never forget her down to earth personality, and most of all, she made the BEST eggplant Parmesan evaaa!
    Love Always,
    Lisa Velozo XOXO

  9. Pat Denardis says:

    Gloria was one of my best friends here in Miami. There was a group of us that always did things together and had fun doing them We had a way to make each other laugh whether something was funny or not. She always said she came over for just a good laugh when she wasn’t feeling up to par. Larry & I are sure going to miss her. She was a loyal, sincere and loving friend. So to the Velozo
    Family and Frank, Larry & I extend our sincere condolences.

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