Gloria A. (Groh) Scholomite, 90, of Caroline Avenue, Ipswich,
passed away peacefully Saturday, August 30, 2014 in her home,
surrounded in her bedside by her children and loved ones. She
was the wife of the late Nicholas Scholomite who died in 1988.
Gloria was born in Newark, NJ, August 25, 1924 and was raised,
married, and began her family in East Orange, NJ. As a single
mom she relocated and raised her family in Belmar NJ from
1956-1968. She began her career as a legal secretary in Asbury
Park, NJ in 1960, where she met her husband Nick who she married
in 1966, and continued that career in Lakewood, NJ until 1986.
In 1968 she and her husband Nick made Toms River, NJ their
After a debilitating stroke, she relocated to Ipswich where she
has lived for the past twenty-six years.
was known for her fiery red hair, great cooking, and feisty
Scholomite is survived by a large loving family: her three sons,
John A. Viggiano and his wife Jaye (Pressey) of Point Pleasant,
NJ, Michael A. Viggiano and his wife Debi(Pressey) of South
Hamilton, MA, Christopher A. Viggiano and his wife Nancy(O'Bryan)
of Valley Stream, NY; her daughter, Donna M. Keeney, wife of the
late William Keeney of Pine Beach, NJ; and thirteen wonderful
grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
will be laid to rest Saturday, September 6 in the St. George
Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Neptune, NJ. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, Ipswich, MA.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Care
Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923