Gloria M. Sanlorenzo of Agnew Avenue, Montauk, a registered nurse for many years, died at home on Tuesday of brain cancer. She was 84.
Ms. Sanlorenzo was active in the community. She was a member of the Montauk Village Association and the Friends of the Montauk Library. She sang in the choir of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. A devout Catholic, she worked with the Cormaria Retreat Center of Sag Harbor.
She was born Gloria Ferrara on Oct. 16, 1926, in Princeton, N.J., one of the 11 children of Lawrence Ferrara and the former Anna Starace. She graduated from Princeton High School and trained at St. Vincent’s Nursing School. Her first job was at the Princeton Community Hospital; she worked later at Huntington Hospital, in the town where she lived after her marriage to Ernest A. Sanlorenzo in 1953. She had been a member of the Huntington Garden Club.
The couple vacationed at the camping grounds of Hither Hills State Park in Montauk for many years and bought their house on Agnew Avenue in the early 1980s. When Mr. Ferrara died, in 1992, Ms. Sanlorenzo made a permanent move from Huntington to Montauk.
Mrs. Sanlorenzo leaves four children, Candida Sanlorenzo of Hopland, Calif., L. John Sanlorenzo of Cincinnati, Nina Hartman of Westood, N.J., and Laura Sanlorenzo of Yorktown, Va. She also is survived by a brother, Vincent Ferrara of Atlanta, and by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends and family will gather at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Saturday from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Michael Rieder will offer a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.
Memorial contributions were suggested for the Fighting Chance Counseling and Resource Center, P.O. Box 1358, Sag Harbor 11963.