Gloria Rita Pangratz, 84, long time resident of Ft. Lauderdale, passed away on July 21, 2012. Add or view memories
A true 'New Englander', she was born and raised in Somerville,
Massachusetts and was the youngest of 8 children. Gloria was a 'stewardess' with Northeast Airlines for 7 years before marrying the love of her life, Konrad Karl Pangratz, in 1960. She was a charter member of The Stewardess Alumni Association, and participated in their many social and fundraising events. Gloria was also an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a place very close to her heart. She was a year round member of Lago Mar Beach Club, where many mornings you could find her doing her 'exercises' in the pool.
Gloria is predeceased by her son, Karl Konrad Pangratz. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Konrad, daughter, Jane Marie (Chuck) Smith, two granddaughters, Megan Karleigh Smith and Emily Lauren Smith, whom she adored with all her heart, and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 6pm to 8pm (Rosary at 7pm) at Fred Hunter's Funeral Home, 718 S. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Funeral Mass Friday, July 27, at 10am at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Ft. Lauderdale, with interment immediately following at Lauderdale Memorial Park, where she will be laid to rest next to her son.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The St. Anthony Foundation For Education, c/o Sharon Lynch Murrah, 820 NE 3rd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.