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Gloria Arias, of Arkport

ARKPORT-Gloria Arias, 91, of County Route 50 (Town of Dansville), passed away early Monday morning (March 30, 2015), with her family by her side, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

Born in Manhattan on Aug. 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Augustine and Candida Calvero Noya. On Nov. 20, 1948, she was married in Bayshore, Long Island to Leonard Arias, who predeceased her on Feb. 19, 1987, after nearly 39 years of marriage.

She was employed for 20 years for the New York State Office of Mental Health at Pilgrims State Hospital on Long Island, retiring as a Food Administrator.

Gloria has resided in Arkport since 1981 and was a member of the Steuben County RSVP and volunteered her time creating many beautiful lap and wheelchair quilts. Some of her favorite pastimes were gardening, traveling with her husband and attending auctions and flea markets.

Her loving family includes her son, Leonard F. Arias (Dennis DeBeauvernet) and her daughter, Cheryl Arias, all of Arkport; also her three grandchildren, Ashlen Arias-Baird, Austen J. Arias and Lucas D. Arias.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Gloria Arias.

There will be an hour of calling from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St. Hornell. There will be no funeral service. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont, at the convenience of the family.

Those wishing may contribute in her memory to either the Steuben County RSVP, 3 E. Pulteney Square, Bath, N.Y. 14810, or to Faith In Action, P.O. Box 117, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences or remembrances of Gloria are welcomed at

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