OBITUARY Gloria Daidone Gainer Passed away on September 5, 2018 Gloria was the daughter of the late Annie Russo and Sam Daidone and continued a long line of proud Sicilian women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. Gainer. They were married for 58 years prior to his death in 2006. Gloria was also preceded in death by her son, John Russell Gainer, her son-in-law, Sterling Gros Jr., her sister, Annie Rose Pritchett, and her brother, Sam Daidone. She is survived by her loving children: Greg (Anita) Gainer, Susan Gainer Gros, Marie Gainer Eason (David Weber), Hugh (Anna) Gainer, Matthew A. Gainer, and Amy (Dan) Anderson. Her legacy will also be carried on by her grandchildren: Ashley Gainer Mehaffey (Sean), Rachel Gainer Rowe (Evan), Jennifer Gros Hancock, Sterling Gros (Whitney), Russell Gros (Haley), Natalie Eason Wommack (Trevor), William Eason, Hugh Gainer Jr. (Holly), Daniel Anderson Jr., Claire Anderson, and Elizabeth Anderson. She will also be lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren: Miles and Nathan Mehaffey, Gloria and Phineas Rowe, Avery Gros, Cooper and Campbell Gros, Harper and Hewitt Wommack. Gloria’s memory will also be cherished by her sister, Dorothy Daly (Edgar) and her sister-in-law, Lois Daidone. Gloria was born in Birmingham, AL, and attended Ramsay High School. She was an active, lifelong Catholic and was a parishioner of the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Her faith was the cornerstone of her life and an example for many. This was evident as family and friends often requested that she pray for them. She had a lifelong devotion to the Blessed Mother and strived to pray the rosary daily. In addition to being a mother of seven children, she was a bookkeeper for an auto repair business owned by her father and subsequently by her husband. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She opened her home and table to family, friends and strangers. Gloria was a wonderful cook and enjoyed trying out new recipes on her always growing and hungry family. Nothing pleased her more than having all of her family around her. She also entertained countless priests with her delicious gourmet meals. Even though she raised seven children and had a busy life, she always found time for other people. She was a consummate care-giver who embodied unconditional love. Her other joys were the beach, her house, and her yard. As she was homebound for the last few years of her life, one of her greatest pleasures was watching the beautiful birds on her numerous bird feeders. All this being said Gloria was a perfect example of a gracious, poised lady and was greatly admired by many. The family would like to thank all of her caregivers especially, Jennifer Smith who tenderly cared for our mother like a daughter. Visitation will be held Friday September 7, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:45 PM, followed by the Rosary, at Johns Ridout’s Funeral Parlor Southside, 2116 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 2120 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham AL on Saturday September 8, 2018, at 10:00 AM. Send Flowers Show Your Support Share Obituary share to facebook share by email share link Receive Notifications
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gloria Daidone Gainer 2018.
Death notice for the town of: birmingham, state: Alabama