Gloria Irene Orellana, 72

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Gloria Irene Orellana, 72, of Princeton, NJ, departed this life on Thursday, February 25, 2021, peacefully in Hamilton, NJ with her loving family by her side.

Gloria was resilient in providing for her family and raising two children as a divorced single mother.

Throughout her life she worked, as the sole proprietor of her own cleaning company, a loving nanny as well as in office administration. Having always dreamt of owning a home in Princeton for herself and her family, Gloria, at the age of 48, built one, working with like-minded individuals to construct a neighborhood of homes from the ground up in Princeton Junction, NJ.

Gloria found joy in spending time with her family and friends, cooking delicious meals using recipes inspired by cultures all over the world, gardening, yoga, reading, and singing along to music. Always kind, she showed compassion for all forms of life, adopting and caring for several cats and other pets over her lifetime. She maintained a positive attitude throughout her life, always looking for a reason to laugh or smile, even in the face of adversity and hardship.

As a woman taken too soon by dementia, she upheld against all odds her strong spirit of warmth, joy, acceptance and endless love for those around her. She continued to smile, to laugh, to sing, to kiss, to dance, as long as she could. She was a force no matter the stage in her life and we will carry that spirit with us forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Octavio and Mariana Valderramos, her brother, Sergio Valderramos, and her former husband, Juan Jose Orellana.

Gloria leaves behind to mourn and to cherish in precious memories: her children Gloria Johanna Davis

(Brian), John Patrick Orellana; her granddaughters, Isabel Maya Davis and Bria Davis-Owens; her siblings,Β  Nelson Valderramos, Jaime Valderramos (Irene), Carlos Valderramos, Mirian Minchez(Aroldo), Patricia Valderramos (Irwing), Sandra De LeΓ³n (William).

Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton www.campbellfc.com