Gloria P. Arnold, passed away Wednesday, march 3, 2010 at her home in New Smyrna Beach with her family by her side. Gloria received her Registered Nurse degree from Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine while she was in the US Cadet nurse Corps in 1944. She worked as an R.N. in several hospitals in Maine and also as a student health nurse at Ohio University, Western Illinois University and the University of Central Florida from which she retired after twenty years. After moving to New Smyrna Beach Gloria volunteered with many organizations including Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and was recently recognized for volunteering over 4000 hours with the Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her volunteer activities with other local organizations included dancing with the Belles, a senior citizens group who performed locally. Gloria is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Robert David (Pamela) Arnold of Virginia Beach, VA, Richard Edward Arnold of Richmond, VA and Ronald Scott (Denise) Arnold of Royal Oak, MI; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Activities Department at Oceanview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for Resident Counsel, 2810 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168.
A memorial mass will be said, 1:30PM, Friday, March 12, 2010 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
1:30 PM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 4000 South Atlantic Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169