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Gloria Frances Hackney

August 17, 1925 — September 28, 2022

Gloria Frances Palese Hackney, 97, of Farmville, Va. died in her home on Wednesday

September 28, 2022.  She was born August 17, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. She was predeceased

by her husband, Warren Clayton Hackney, parents, Gerardo and Rosalie Palese, three

sisters, two brothers, a daughter, Theresa Roach, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and

her grandson, Chad.  She is survived by her children Billy, Rosemary, Jimmy, Richard

(Chrissy), Donnie (Melody), Warren (Patti) and Roland (Michelle), 14 grandchildren, 20

great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, extended

family and friends.

She grew up in Brooklyn with parents who both immigrated from Italy. After the death of

her husband, she worked diligently in a variety of jobs to raise and support her eight

children. Family was a central part of her life, later finding great joy in babysitting a

number of her grandchildren. She was happiest to have a home full of family she had

cooked for, sitting around laughing, reminiscing and telling stories.  In retirement, she

enjoyed reading, visiting her family, cross-stitching, crossword puzzles and Perry Como.

She had many friends throughout her life with whom she enjoyed spending time at the

salon and driving to breakfasts, occasionally without a valid driver’s license. She loved the

Lord and was a devout Catholic, most recently worshiping at St. Theresa’s in Farmville.  She

died where she wanted to, surrounded by family at her home at the Woodland where she

knew many neighbors, friends and home health aides who brought comfort,

companionship and support in her final years of life. Her smile and spirit will surely be


The family will receive friends Thursday, October 6, 6 to 8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home in

Farmville. Funeral will be Friday, October 7, 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in

Farmville. Burial will follow on Tuesday, October 11, 1 p.m. at Virginia Veterans Cemetery

in Amelia, Va.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, October 7, 2022

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St. Theresa Catholic Church

709 Buffalo Street, Farmville, VA 23901

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Virginia Veteran's Cemetery at Amelia

10300 Pridesville Road, Amelia, VA 23002

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