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Gloria Joyce Nannini

September 28, 1936 May 7, 2020
Gloria Joyce Nannini
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Obituary for Gloria Joyce Nannini

Gloria Joyce (Broderdorf) Nannini, age 83 of Davison, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2020. Gloria is survived by her children, Denise Nannini, Robin (John) Darnbrook, Roxanne (Tom) VanHouten, Lisa (Bob) Blackburn, son-in-law Tony Traub (husband of predeceased daughter Andrea); grandchildren, Ryan (Liz), Bryan (Becky), Jennifer, Emily (Todd), Rebecca (Dave), Allison, Andrew, Austin, Cory; great grandchildren, Daisy, Abigail, Reece, Max, Lily, Micah; also many other family members and friends; her faithful caregiver Cindy; many nieces and nephews and her two beloved cats, Flower and Bo

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Martha; brothers Earl and Robert; sister Dolores; daughter Andrea and grandson Steven.

Gloria loved her social life and independence and was very self-sufficient until three years ago when she moved in with her daughter and son-in-law as she could no longer care for herself. She adored her daughters and their families. She was the “cool” mom and grandma. No family gatherings were without mom. Her siblings were more like friends as they were always together, whether it be spending the weekends at her brother’s home on Houghton Lake or just sitting around the table sharing stories and laughing a lot. She also enjoyed many lunch dates with friends.

She loved music, shopping, decorating, gardening and was a great cook. When something needed repairing, she would find a way to fix it. She made weekly trips to ACE Hardware. A day’s outing was not complete without stopping at Pet Supplies Plus as she loved to spoil her two cats, Bo and Flower, with lots of treats.

She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her and loved her. Gloria’s wishes were for a natural (green) burial where she will finally rest peacefully in a large meadow among the birds and beautiful wildflowers at The Preserve at All Saints Cemetery in Waterford. “Mom”, may the music you so loved continue to be sung sweetly with the angels in heaven. Rest in peace knowing you served all of us so well.

A private family only service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer on Friday, May 8th at 12:00 noon. Pastor Drew Jolly will officiate. Gloria will be laid to rest at All Saints Cemetery - The Preserve on Friday. May 8th at 2:15 p.m.

Cemetery Details


All Saints Cemetery Final Resting Place

4401 Nelsey Road
Waterford, MI 48329

4401 Nelsey Road Waterford 48329 MI
United States

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