Gladys Roman Rosario was born at Flower Fifth on 5th Avenue & 105th St in Spanish Harlem, NY on September 4, 1947. She graduated with her nursing degree from Columbia Presbyterian and went on to Lehman College to continue her nursing studies and obtain her bachelor’s.She entrenched herself in maternal and child health and was a pioneer in the acceptance of public breastfeeding in New York City in the early eighties. At the very heart of who she was, Gladys was an advocate for the underprivileged and underserved community. She worked many years supporting drug addicted individuals, specifically young mothers. After moving to FL in 1994, she continued on that path working with drug addicted families and eventually transitioned to end of life hospice care. Those who worked with Gladys, knew her life’s passion was caring for others. While holding all these professional accolades, Gladys still found time to pursue her dream of raising pure bred Champion line Saint Bernards. At the height of her years as a dog breeder, Gladys, together with her friend Judy, created the Amazing Saint Bernards kennel. It is important to note, while being very private with her health, Gladys was a two time cancer survivor and partook in many walks and charitable events to support cancer awareness and research. Gladys Roman and John Rosario Jr. married 47 years ago in the Bronx on November 20th, 1982. Gladys lovingly embraced John’s 4 children as they went on to have 3 of their own. Gladys Roman Rosario is preceded in death by her eldest daughter Jacqueline and is survived by her husband John, her children Christopher, Vanessa, Michael, her brother Robert as well as her extended children, grandchildren and great grand children. A memorial Celebration will take on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:30pm, at the Women's Club; 1049 E. Normandy Blvd; Deltona, FL; Arrangements are entrusted into the compassionate hands of Peoples Funeral Home; 1001 E, 25th Street, Sanford, Fl 32771; Karen Y. Peoples, LFDIC
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