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Gloria Beatrice Brosnan

January 3, 1922 — June 16, 2022

Gloria Beatrice Brosnan

Gloria Beatrice Brosnan, age 100 of Mankato died Thursday, June 16, 2022, at her home.

 

Funeral Mass will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday June 22, 2022, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at Northview – North Mankato Mortuary and continue one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

 

Gloria was born January 3, 1922, in Minneapolis to Charles and Katherine (Klick) Warren. She graduated from St. Margaret’s High School and from the University of Minnesota with a degree in nursing. She began her nursing career at HC General Hospital, including working with Sister Kenny and the treatment of polio patients. She enlisted in the US Navy as an ENS Navy Nurse. Gloria was united in marriage to Bert Brosnan on August 25, 1945, at the Great Lake Naval Base near Chicago. They moved back to Mankato, and she worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato as a labor and delivery nurse. Gloria retired in 1992.

 

She enjoyed playing piano, gardening, drawing, trivia, and travel. Her life was dedicated to love of her family and instilling faith. Gloria was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Birthright of Mankato.       

 

Gloria is survived by eight children, Mary (Errol Sorensen) Brosnan – Sorensen of Greenfield, MA, Marcia Brosnan of Mankato, Cheryl (John) Weingartz of North Mankato, Brian Brosnan (Karen Stimler) of Apple Valley, Donna (Rick) Litchfield of Mankato, Jeanne (Rob) Willaert of Mankato, Janice (Bill) Kingsbury of Laguna Woods, CA, Anne (Dan) McCargar of Mankato; 36 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; many nieces, and nephews.

 

Preceded in death by her husband Bert 1978; daughter Barbara (Frank) Reffitt, sons, Michael, Steve, and Mark; grandson Andrew; five brothers, Charles, Barton, Richard, Alton, and Robert.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

105 N 5th St, Mankato, MN 56001

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

105 N 5th St, Mankato, MN 56001

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Woodland Hills Memorial Park

1605 Woodland Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

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