Roberta Gloria (Angelosanto) La Pierre of Belmont MA, also known as Glo, Gloria, Nona and Auntie Glo, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021 after a very short illness at the age of 94.
Glo and her husband Robert (Bob) La Pierre, and her sister Loretta and husband Donald La Pierre (2 brothers married 2 sisters!) lived in their 2-family house in Belmont for many decades, where they were active members of the community. Glo was fortunate to live with and be taken care of by her youngest son Jerry and his wife Carlie for most of the last year of her life.
Glo was sadly predeceased by her beloved husband Bob, her son and first child Steven La Pierre, her brother-in-law, Don and her nephew, Rick La Pierre.
She is survived by her other 5 children: Linda, William, Rob, Tom and Jerry and their spouses: Mary Ann (wife of Steven), Henry, Bonnie, Pam, Pam and Carlie: her 13 grandchildren; Noel, Danielle, Patrick, Jeff, Dan, Nathan, Patience, Bobby, Seth, Melissa, Rachel, Chris and Cristin, and their spouses and families, including 14 current great- grandchildren; Calvin, Anna, Hazel, Julia, Will, Blaise, Cruz, Portia, Tanner, Fiona, Loegan, Cora, Ava, Hope, and 2 more due in February. She is also survived by her dear sister Loretta and her “downstairs” nieces and nephews; Michael, David, Donna and Laurie and their spouses and families, as well as her niece and nephew; Barbie and Rich.
Glo loved her family and really enjoyed going to all the family parties and events over the years. After her children were grown, she loved traveling with Bob, and Loretta and Don and their good friends, taking many trips and cruises together and visiting family living in other countries. She worked as a medical secretary at Mt. Auburn Hospital, where she had many good friends, for 35 years, until the age of 75. In retirement, she spent hours every week at the Belmont Senior Center (Beech St Center), where she volunteered in the Transportation Office, took classes and went on lots of trips. She was a member of St Luke’s Parish in Belmont, and participated with Bob and family and friends in town VFW and scouting activities for years. Glo liked to write poetry, was an avid bingo-player and fantastic at scrabble. She was a very gregarious, outgoing person who always liked meeting new people and going to new places. She cooked lots of delicious Italian food over the years, and made a mean apple pie! She will be greatly missed.
Glo’s family have decided to hold funeral and memorial services at a later date, sometime in the spring of 2022. Please check this website for updates. Friends and relatives attending their own religious services during this holiday season may wish to remember Glo in their prayers. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in Glo’s name might consider one of the following, or any charity of your choice:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation, https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
Those wishing to send Mass cards to the family, please send them to: Brown and Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Rd. Belmont MA. 02478
Please see Glo’s Tribute Wall to leave a tribute or to see family photos.
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