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Obituary: Gloria Presti (Mancini) of Brewster, July 26, 1928 - Apr 11, 2021

Gloria Presti, beloved mother, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at her home on Sunday April 11, 2021. She was 92 years old.
Born on July 26, 1928 in Bronx, NY she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Prestera) Mancini and a graduate of Walton High School in Bronx, NY.

On June 12, 1948 she married the love of her life, George J. Presti in St. Helen Church, in Bronx, NY. Mr. Presti predeceased his wife after 50 years of marriage on Nov. 28, 1998.

Gloria was a nursery schoolteacher for 15 years at Noah’s Ark in Mahopac, NY. Gloria loved her job and working with children. She was an active member of the Putnam County Italian American Social Club in Brewster, NY. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. Gloria was also an avid reader and gardener, she got so much joy from her hobbies during her life.

Gloria is survived by her children, George Presti Jr. of Southbury, CT, Steven Presti and his partner Kathy Kato of Brewster, NY, Toni Presti and her husband Korey Elsesser of Kent, CT, Dianne Presti and her husband William Cash of Catskill, NY and Caryn Presti and her husband James Billesimo of Poughquag, NY; and her grandchildren, Samantha and Caitlynne Cash and Marra Elsesser. Her sister Lucille Piccoli, sister-in-law Paula Coniglio and her husband Bob and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Anne Inaora, daughter in law Shirley Presti and her father-in-law George Presti and mother-in-law Mildred Presti.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 11:15 am at St. Lawrence O’Toole cemetery, Turk Hill Road, Brewster. Visitation will be held on Friday April 16, 2021 at Beecher Funeral Home from 4pm-8pm
Condolences for the family may be left at www.beecherfuneralhome.com

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