Greece: April 26, 2014. Passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her husband of 43 years James E. Roddy, son Kevin of Washington, D.C., daughter Colleen of Albion, NY, son David (Maegan) of Vestal, NY and their sons Owen and Liam; brothers Dan (Sharon) DiFonzo of Rockville, MD, John (Randy Ann) DiFonzo of Cumberland, MD, and a large extended family. Gloria was a graduate of Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, with a degree in economics and a minor in accounting. She was a member of Salmon Creek Country Club and enjoyed tennis, biking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family. Gloria's visitation will be held Wednesday, April 30th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Thursday, May 1st, 9:30 A.M. at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center (, American Diabetes Association ( or to Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library ( in her memory. For more information, or to sign Gloria's online guestbook, please visit:

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  1. Gloria had the most positive uplifting spirit of anyone I know. She was a cousin by marriage and a friend by choice. I will miss her!

  2. Jim and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I had not seen Gloria in many years, but I remember a cheerful and friendly Wife and Mother,

    May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

    Kevin Klees (An old (more so now) co-worker of Jim, back in the Good Old Days)

  3. We send a wish that the memories of the wonderful years you shared will ease these difficult days. Peace

  4. To the family of Gloria, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will keep you in my prayers. We do have a hope to see our loved ones again (John 5:28,29). May God provide you will strength and hope in this trial you are facing.
    Kind Regards,

  5. Gloria was one of those people that no one who met her didn’t like her instantly. She was one of the kindest, most caring persons i have ever known. She was always there as a friend. I hope we all appreciated her while she was here–i will miss her.

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