Aurora E. “Gloria” (Pena) Tamasaukas, 82, a former resident of Shenandoah and Lower William Penn who most recently resided in Independent Living at the Birches at Shenandoah Senior Living Community, passed away on Saturday afternoon at the center.
Born in Shenandoah on October 25, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Celistino and Teresa (Gonzalez-Otero) Pena.
Gloria was a 1955 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Prior to her retirement, she was a waitress and cook at the former Sands Restaurant, Shenandoah, and worked for some time at Yankee Plastic, Ringtown.
Gloria was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
She was a devoted, loving and unselfish mother that always put her children first and ahead of herself. Her family will miss her smile and from her impeccable memory, hearing stories of her life, friends and family.
She enjoyed and will miss the incredible staff at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Charles J.; brother, Manuel “Manny” Pena, and sister, Josephine “Penny” Casper.
Surviving are a son, Charles A. Tamasaukas and his wife, Allison, Newton, N.J.; two daughters, Gloria Stedding and her husband, Jeff, Westminster, Md., and Teresa Thorwart and her husband, Mike, New Holland; five grandchildren, Justin Tamasaukas and his fiancée, Laura Fontana, Ashley and Brittany Stedding, and Samantha and Michael Thorwart; sister, Hope Sapp, Glen Allen, Va.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7th in Divine Mercy Church, Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 7 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements