Gloria Ann (Hunold) Jobin, 82, of Wakefield, Rhode Island, died January 3, 2013 at South County Hospital. She was the devoted wife of the late Alvin H. Jobin of Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Born in Warwick, Rhode Island on November 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Alice (Legg) Hunold. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother & grandmother, Gloria retired from the East Greenwich School Department after many years of service as a teacher assistant and front office secretary. Prior to that she worked for several years as office secretary for the Greenwich Club. Most recently, Gloria worked for 20 years as a part-time employee of Fiore Realty/Village at Wordens Pond in Wakefield.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wakefield Rhode Island, and previous member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She was actively involved in both parish families as a former PTA president of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, Eucharistic minister at St. Romuald Catholic Chapel in Matunuck, and volunteer on many parish committees. Gloria was a volunteer for 24 years at South County Hospital.
Gloria was very passionate about the theatre arts. She was a long-time member of the Academy Players in East Greenwich, performing in numerous productions, as well as theatre direction and production. She also performed on stage and in after show cabaret for many seasons at Theatre-by-the-Sea in Matunuck.
Besides her late husband, Gloria leaves behind three loving daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Carl Sjogren, of North Kingstown, Gail and Jeffrey Gimborys of West Olive, Michigan and Donna and Stephen Dyer of East Greenwich; two adoring grandchildren, Mason Mitchell of West Olive, Mich. and Emma Dyer of East Greenwich, and four beautiful step-grand daughters, Andrea Sjogren of Mebane, North Carolina, Hadley and Lydia Gimborys of West Olive, Mich., and the late Erica (Sjogren) Thoburn of Greensboro, North Carolina. She was the sister of the late Ernest, George, Robert and Donald Hunold. She was also the sister of Carol Hughes, Sharon Thibodeau, and Deborah Reilly of Florida.
A celebration of life mass will be held at St. Romuald Catholic Chapel, 75 Atlantic Ave. Matunuck on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A burial ceremony will follow at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. Arrangements made by the Forbes Funeral Home.