Gloria (DeMeola) Henderson

August 19, 1949 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 71)


Gloria Henderson, age 71 of Colchester, CT  loving wife of Bruce S. Henderson, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the William W. Backus Hospital surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. 

Gloria was born August 19, 1949 in Hartford, CT., the beloved daughter of the late Ralph DeMeola & Rena (Chase) DeMeola.

Gloria was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching various sports including her beloved Celtics, Major League Soccer, USA Men & Women’s Soccer and enjoyed Bowling.  Gloria will be missed deeply by all who had the honor of knowing her.

Along with her parents, Gloria is predeceased by her sister, Rena Miano. 

In addition to Bruce, her husband of 42 years, Gloria is survived by her: son, Rick S Henderson & daughter-in-law Deborah Cunha; son, Shawn Henderson and her furry friend Snickers, sister Carolyn DeMeola & brother-in-law José Fonseca; nephew, Dean Parracino & his wife Lynn; nephew, Lenny Parracino; niece, Deborah Bruno & her husband Frank; Patty Tollis great-nephew Zachary Parracino; Kaden Parracino; Peter Tollis great-niece, Sheileen Parracino; Kyla Parracino, Jessica Gresh & her husband Ryan; and a host of extended family and friends who will cherish her memory.

A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St. New Britain, CT. Share a special memory of Gloria at 

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