Gloria Marchetti

Gloria Marchetti, 77, a Chicago native, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Olathe, KS where she was residing with her daughter Carla Marchetti, partner Capri Hales and their two children Braden and Brooklyn.  She was born August 27, 1934 in Chicago, IL to Leo and Hazel Elsey Borst.  Over the years she worked as a professional seamstress.  She also worked for Illinois Bell, Solo Cup, Westerfield’s One West and Ingalls Memorial Hospital.  She retired in 2007 when she moved to Olathe, KS.

Gloria was a very strong, independent and courageous woman.  She was funny, kind, loving, generous, witty and smart.  Her family was always first; she had an understanding and forgiving nature and gave everything she could to all of us.  Gloria was such a beautiful person inside and out who was liked by everyone.  All of us were very proud to have her as our mother, grandmother and our friend.  She was treasured and loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

She enjoyed all forms of crafts which included sewing, crocheting, knitting, and macramé.  She loved bumming (shopping), cooking, baking, reading, playing cards and traveling.  She was a Son’s of Italy Member until 2007.

Gloria is survived by daughters Carla Marchetti, Sharon Oppelt and Cindy Breece.  Grandchildren Brooklyn Marchetti Hales, Braden Hales, Natalie O’Neill, Brian O’Neill and Kim O’Neill.  Great Grandchildren, Chase Lavizzio and Mikey O’Neill.  Brothers, David Borst, Leo Borst and sister Hazel Bessett.  Stepchildren, Gene Marchetti, Jr., Robert Marchetti, William Marchetti and Joyce Marchetti and 11 additional grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.




  1. Sharon Oppelt(daughter) on June 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    A mothers love
    A mothers smile
    I’d almost forgotten
    For it had been awhile
    Alot of time we did not spend
    But I will remember
    You are my biggest friend
    Your journey now
    Like my journey then
    Will bring us back together again
    The time it took and the time it will take
    Is lessons life brings
    No room for mistake
    I’ll meet up with you again
    And more time we will spend
    Up in heaven where we’ll have fun
    Just don’t know when
    Love your daughter

  2. Cindy Breece(daughter) on June 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    The day I was born
    You helt me in the palm of your hand
    I felt your tender love
    So closely and grand
    With my handicap
    You were smart
    Put skates on my belly
    And love in my heart
    As I grew older
    You couldn’t always be there
    But I felt your presence
    And knew you cared
    Even as a woman
    I’d ask for advice
    Knowing you’d give
    Not thinking twice
    And when I die
    In heaven you’ll be
    I’ll get to be with you
    For all eternity
    With Love Always

  3. Lashay Cox on June 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Dear Gloria i met you@Ingalls hospital your smile and kindness ill always remember may you rest in peace!To the family of Gloria Marchetti sorry for your lost she’s gone but still with you’ll in spirit!!

  4. Natalie ONeill (Grandaughter) on June 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Gram, Words cannot express the pain I feel in losing you. You truly were my grandmother, my mother, my best friend, and my hero all wrapped in one. You have loved so many of us like no one ever has and I hope that One day I can be even a fraction of what you are to someone else. You are always in my heart, my thoughts, and you are my courage and my strength in life to succeed. I am at peace with knowing that you are no longer in pain and in a much better place than here, I hope that you are looking down watching all of us with a proud face and your head held high for the life you lived was filled with love and great memories for everyone who knew you. I simply couldnt have asked for anyone or anything better in a Gram, you were everything I could ever want and more. My best memories in life were shared with you and I hope to see you again one day when my time comes. I love you more than words can say <3 -Natalie

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