Gloria Mary Schuyler, 90, of Woodbury, died May 30, 2012, at Waterbury Hospital.
She was the widow of the late Ackley C. “John” Schuyler. Schuyler was born August 10, 1921 in Chelsea, Mass., daughter of Chester and Anita Callero (nee Leveroni).
She graduated from high school in Everett, Mass. and attended the New England Conservatory of Music. During the postwar years, she worked at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and MGM Studios in Los Angeles and thereafter always keenly recalled her time amongst the stars of the day.
However, she was most fond of her New England roots and later days as a New Yorker. She favored the simple joys in life — like savoring a maple walnut ice cream cone on visits to the coast of Maine with her beloved husband, John, with whom she shared the warm love of a marriage spanning more than 45 years.
Late in life, Schuyler also greatly enjoyed working as a greeter and hostess at , where she would sometimes break into an impromptu song and dance on the way to the patron’s table.
She is survived by her brother, Chester Callero; daughter Gloria Filippo, son Christopher Schuyler, and grandchildren Stephen Filippo Jr., John Filippo and Kara Schuyler.
Calling Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 4, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at . Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southbury.
Memorials: The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made either to the World War II Veterans Committee, at American Veterans Center, Attn: Gift of Support, 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22201, www.americanveteranscenter.org/about/donate-now/ or to the Native American Heritage Association, P.O. Box 512, Rapid City, SD 57709, www.naha-inc.org/shop.