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Gloria Ann Finch

1932 ~ 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Gloria Finch Obituary

Gloria Ann Finch passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, December 28th, 2023, at the age of 91. Gloria was born in Rochester, New York, on August 7, 1932, to the late Frederick DeLorme and Catherine (Hafele) DeLorme. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew James Finch, of 61 years. 

Gloria was a horse trainer and jumper. Gloria and her horse, Black Cloud, took first place in a Madison Square Garden event. Gloria and Andy loved being involved with the horses and the many rodeo activities. She loved to dance and sing and was a member of the Sweet Adelines. 

Gloria is survived by her sons, Daniel J. Finch and wife Beverly of Parrish, FL, Keith A. Finch and wife Deborah of Palmetto, FL, Martin J. Finch (Peggy McNeil) of Aberdeen, NC, Timothy J. Finch (Karen Williams) of Aberdeen NC; her daughter Lori Fluet (late husband Normand Fluet) of Aberdeen NC. 

Gloria was blessed with 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Gloria was a kind, caring, and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend. She will be dearly missed by all. 

Gloria and Andy were most recently members of St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Southern Pines, NC, where Gloria was a member of the St Anthony Guild. 

There will be a Celebration of Life Mass held Friday, January 19th, 2024, at 9:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 160 E Vermont Ave Southern Pines, followed by a burial service in the Church Cemetery off of Camp Easter Rd in Southern Pines. 

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (office) 175 E Connecticut Ave Southern Pines NC 28387 or The Ranch Assisted Living Facility 4949 Lorraine Rd Bradenton FL 34211.

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Services

Memorial Mass
Friday
January 19, 2024

9:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua
160 E. Vermont Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Graveside Service
Friday
January 19, 2024

10:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery
2922 Camp Easter Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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