July 24, 1930 ~ July 17, 2022

Born in: Emeryville, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Gloria (91) passed surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Valentino for 72 beautiful years. Mother of James, Janet (Mark), Jeanne (Michael), and Joseph. Grandmother to 9 and great grandmother to 4 with 1 more on the way.  Predeceased by parents Joseph and Lena Massola and brother Joseph Massola Jr.

A caring devoted mother with a beautiful smile and a sparkle in her eyes who loved cooking, travel, casino trips, and most importantly being with her family and friends. Gloria was a wonderful cook who enjoyed putting out a big spread for family and friends. Food and togetherness was a big part of the love she shared. Her specialty was fügassa which everyone looked forward to for every family get-together. Gloria and Tino enjoyed going on cruises and traveling with friends. A special trip was to Italy where they could explore their heritage. Casino trips were always on her calendar; she was very lucky and often came home a winner.

Gloria was a kind and generous person always willing to help at a moment’s notice.  Her smile and support were the light in our lives. She was a remarkable wife and mother. We love her dearly.

A Rosary will be held on Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 PM at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels 4082 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA. The funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 25 at 12:00 PM at Holy Spirit Church 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA.

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  1. The Kirchen family is so very, very sorry to hear this news. We have so many fond memories of the whole Pianetta family.

    Mill Creek
    Big bags of special candy for Halloween
    Cinnamon apples
    Sleepovers
    Wonderful dinners
    So much laughter
    Trips to the beach

    Too many to list.

    Our sincerest condolences

    Sally

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  2. CandleOur thoughts are to the fine person Mrs. Pianetta, and her family. I remembered her with My Mom helping out during “hot Dog day”. Cupcakes .05 , chips .05, and hot dogs .10 or .15. And everyone helping were so nice, & smiling. Long ago, memories, never ever forgotten. She definitely has a path way to heaven, Take Care & God bless.
    Respectfully
    The Dykzeul family

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Gloria was truly blessing to everyone she met. She is definitely in heaven and I beleive we will see her again. My love and thanks to all three generations of the Pianetta family

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  4. What a special lady Gloria was. Always a smile with , How are you doing? She was always happy , always making your day better. Her kindness, love , smile, everything about Gloria will be missed. All our love to you Tino and our condolences to you and your whole family. We are so sorry to hear of her passing.
    Love, Lou and Marjie Staffaroni

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  5. CandleHappy Birthday, Mrs. Pianetta. It was a great gift from the Almighty knowing you. I’ll miss that gleam in your eye, your ever present smile, your welcoming presence. God bless you and may you rest in peace. Most sincere condolences to Mr. Pianetta and the Pianetta family and to all of those who loved this wonderful soul.

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