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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Gladys Mendez

Gladys Mendez, 92, of Mays Landing, N.J. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday March 1, 2023. She was born in Lares, Puerto Rico and then later migrating to New York City, where she raised her children and spent 59 years of her life. She was the daughter of Curio and Maria Torres. Gladys was a loving homemaker, wife, and a mother. She enjoyed planting and growing flowers, cooking, and family gatherings. She was a loving mother to five children Nedy, Norman, Maggie, Rachel and Robert; a grandmother, and a great grandmother. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She will be lovingly remembered and survived by her three daughters, Rachel Olexa, Nedy Mendez, Maggie Baker; her six grandchildren, Melissa, Krystal, Roxanne, Philip, Christopher and Joseph; and one great grandchild, EllaRowe Gladys Spiegler.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend her visitation Wednesday March 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life began at 10:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037. To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home Inc.


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