Gloria R. Biss (Spinetti)
Gloria R. Biss (Spinetti) of Saint Helena passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Gloria, daughter of William and Pearl Spinetti, was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated as the president of Mission High School, class of 1952.
Always a dedicated and enthusiastic sports participant and fan, Gloria took to many different sports with ease and finesse. An active member in her community, Gloria participated in many Napa Valley women's clubs.
Gloria loved the outdoors and spent many years camping with her family and friends. In later years, Gloria and her loving husband traveled very extensively, and in particular she loved to travel the United States.
Gloria always had a warm and friendly smile for all those she encountered. A hug was required for all whom she met, and her infectious laugh filled the room with the love and joy that was in her heart.
Gloria met her husband, Leonard Biss when she was 18 at a Navy dance on Treasure Island and they have been together ever since. Their love and eternal connection is something of which fairy-tales are written. All who were able to witness their love for each other were very moved.
Gloria is survived by the love of her life, Leonard Biss; her loving children, Deena Biss-Kurz and Leonard Biss III; and adoring grandchildren, Hannah, Leonard IV and Kellen Biss and Lauren and Jordan Kurz. Her heart and generous spirit will be sorely missed and never forgotten by all who knew her.
Friends are invited to visit Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 4 to 7 p.m., at Morrison Funeral Chapel, 975 Vintage Ave., in St. Helena for a vigil. A service will be held Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2121 Spring St., St. Helena, CA 94574. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Napa Valley Hospice, 414 South Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.
Arrangements under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena, CA.