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Gloria Ann Heichel, 84, of South Cascade Street, New Castle, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital in New Castle.
She was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Ellwood City, a daughter of the late Alex and Clara (Melfi) Bennett.
She was married to Carl C. Heichel, who died Sept. 2, 2003.
Mrs. Heichel worked for Venice Nursing Pavilion North in Venice, Florida, as an LPN, retiring after 20 years.
She was an avid sports fan, especially Pittsburgh teams, and she enjoyed reading and was active at St. Camillus Church. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, and loved her dog, Daisy.
She is survived by five children, Rebecca A. Joseph of New Castle, Carla M. Clarke and husband, Gregory, of Venice, Florida, Richard L. Heichel and wife, Christine, of Jacksonville, Florida, Jodi-Rae Heichel and companion, Rick Trott, of New Castle, and Brian A. Heichel of New Castle; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Guy, Frank, Eugene and Duane Bennett; a sister, Florence Bennett; and a granddaughter, Jersey Heichel.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Camillus Church. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on August 1, 2017
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