Calling Hours:
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, March 18, 2019, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Gloria R. Cianci, 91, Hempfield Township, passed away at her residence Monday evening, March 11, 2019, joining her husband and love of her life, Nick, in heaven.

She was born in Grove City on July 14, 1927 a daughter of Angelo and Giovanna (Caione) Maddalena. Gloria was a 1945 graduate of Grove City High School and received her B.S. in Education from Grove City College and her Master’s Degree from Penn State University. She was a Business teacher from 1951-1955 at Linesville High School and from 1955-1957 she taught Business Education at Sebring High School, Sebring, FL. In 1958-1959, she was an instructor of Business Education and the Student Teacher Advisor at Thiel College.

Gloria was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville. She was also involved at St. Michael School as a member of the School Board as well as a part-time Guidance and Career Education instructor. Gloria enjoyed volunteering at Camp Nazareth retreats and watching school activities that involved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also a member of PSEA, IAD of PSU for Guidance Counselor Graduates and the American Business Women Association.

On September 19, 1959 she married Nicholas Cianci, he passed away February 13, 2019. She is survived by four sons; Paul M. Cianci and wife Pamela, Mark C. Cianci and wife Kate, Richard J. Cianci and wife Lydia, and Eugene N. Cianci and wife Pamela, all of Greenville, sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers; Nicholas Maddalena, Albert Maddalena and Armand Maddalena and six sisters; Mary Carano, Lillian Ferrazzano, Helen Maddalena , Elizabeth Krauza, Viola Maddalena and Dolores Maddalena.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church Building Fun d or St. Michael School, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 14, 2019    

    We are so very very sorry for your loss. MY God give the comport you all need to be with friends and family

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 14, 2019    

    Condolences to the family,Dave and Cindy McClelland

  3. Fr. Jeff Fr. Jeff
    March 14, 2019    

    I am so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing, but, I suspect she was ready to be reunited with Nick so quickly… May the Lord grant her Eternal LIfe and Peace and give all of you strength and comfort in your mourning. How hard for you to lose them both in such a short time. But I know you will also realize how blessed you are to have had them for your parents and for such a lengthy time. My prayers and best wishes…

  4. Gary Zarecky Gary Zarecky
    March 14, 2019    

    I am sorry to hear Gloria has passed. She was one of the kindest soft spoken person I ever knew. I know this must be a difficult time for all of you but you are blessed to have had a mother for so long. Time will ease the pain but the memories will last forever. I regret I will not make it for the viewing as I will be out of town on business…May she Rest In Pease…

  5. Shelly Volpe Patton Shelly Volpe Patton
    March 14, 2019    

    I’m so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. You were the loves of her life and have grown into such a wonderful extended family with children and grandchildren that both Gloria and Nick were so proud of. May you celebrate and cherish the wonderful memories your parents have left you with and continue to make new memories honoring them. My prayers are that you find peace and comfort knowing how fortunate you were to have such a loving and close family bond for such a long time. May God bless and comfort you all for the days ahead.

  6. Kim & Tom Hyde Kim & Tom Hyde
    March 14, 2019    

    Mark,I am so very sorry for your loss,you have our deepest sympathy

  7. Anthony D’Alfonso Anthony D’Alfonso
    March 14, 2019    

    My deepest sympathies to the Cianci family.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 15, 2019    

    My very deepest sympathy. May God bless you all.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 15, 2019    

    Sam Alexander My very deepest sympathy. May God bless you all.

  10. Betty K Junk Betty K Junk
    March 15, 2019    

    To you all, We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of both your parents. Such a wonderful long life they both lived, although, it does not make ‘good bye’ any easier. Treasure the memories you all have.
    prayers, love and hugs, Betty k and Fred Junk

  11. Karen S Brest Karen S Brest
    March 17, 2019    

    My sympathies go out to the Cianci Family –You’re in my thoughts & prayers!

  12. Dave McDonald Dave McDonald
    March 20, 2019    

    Your mom taught us to think about a career in guidance class. It had a profound effect.
    I am sorry to learn of the passing of your parents.

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