Gloria V. (Mauti) Dilsavor, age 97 of Columbus, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 following an extended illness. Gloria was born on December 29, 1923 in Westford, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Louis and Filomena (Barretto) Mauti. On September 13, 1953 she married Richard B. Dilsavor at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. They shared 55 years together.
She is survived by her children: Mary (Vincent) Dell’Anno, Barbara (Stephen) Anthony, Richard (Laura) Dilsavor and Ronald (Merrell) Dilsavor; grandchildren: Jennifer (Brandon) Andersen, Charlene Dilsavor, Sarah (Brock) Witting, Matthew Anthony, Jacqueline Dilsavor, Caleb Dilsavor, Corinne Dilsavor and Aidan Dilsavor; great-grandchildren: Savannah Nickell, Bradley Martin and Nova Witting; very special cousins: Ida Giunta and Lillian Peek; other beloved family members: Herbert (Vikki) Webb, Robert Ervin, Mark (Vicki) Ervin and Virgie (Rowland) Moser.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband Richard B. Dilsavor, daughter Elizabeth Dilsavor, sister Celia Webb, brother Henry Mauti and twin brother Albert Mauti.
Gloria was a 1942 graduate of Lowell High School, in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she played basketball and was on the debate team. She was a 1946 graduate of Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing. She then worked as a surgical nurse and manager of nurses in the greater Boston area. Gloria also worked as a civilian nurse at Murphy Army Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she met the love of her life, First Lieutenant Richard B. Dilsavor. They married after he returned from the Korean War. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Columbus, Ohio; hometown of the Dilsavor family. Gloria and her family were parishioners at St. Cecilia’s and St. Margaret’s of Cortona Catholic Churches. Most of all Gloria loved God and devoted herself to raising a loving, caring family of five. She put Mother Teresa’s motto of “Doing small things with great love” into action by volunteering for the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes. Gloria was there for her family through good times and bad. During difficult times, she simply stated, “offer your pain and suffering up to God”. Her pain and suffering is now over. Her family was at her side as she went home to be with the Lord.
The family will receive friends 6-8pm Monday, April 5, 2021 at Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, 5464 North High Street, Columbus.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus. Father Chris Tuttle, Celebrant. Private family interment.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the March of Dimes in Gloria’s memory.