Aug. 28, 1946 – Jan. 28, 2021
Gloria passed away in her sleep. She was a Pacifica native from age 2.
A graduate of the first class of Terra Nova in 1964, Gloria was once a professional singer. She and her band used to play gigs all over San Francisco. They held a regular Saturday night show at the Purple Onion on Broadway for a year or two. She was offered a professional contract with a record company but turned it down when the company would not take her band as well. This took her into the 1970s where she was a regional manager for Quasar Company then a branch manager for Robert Shaw Controls in Hayward. In 1989 she opened her own business in Foster City, Beach Park Mail Center. Here she was the executive to many 49ers players who came in for secretarial services. This was a highlight, to say the least. But bringing our dog Bo to work every day was a real treat and kept her safe. She had lotto at the store and once had a million-dollar winner.
She made the paper many times for different reasons and also made the news. Back in the 80s, she and her husband made the 6 o’clock news about the whale that washed up in Half Moon Bay.
Gloria spent her whole life in the town of Pacifica and raised her daughter, Michelle Montgomery, there.
Gloria will be buried with her parents, who bought their family home on Rosita back in 1955, brand-new, for $13,000. But also next to the love of her life, husband Gene Linehan. She will lay at rest with her whole family.
Gloria is survived by her only child, Michelle.