Gloria Jeanne Tysko, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, surrounded by her loving family in the home where she was born and lived all her life. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie (Stickels) Campbell, she graduated from New Britain High School in 1941, worked at Fafnir Bearing and New Britain Machine during WW II, and married her high school sweetheart, Edward Joseph Tysko of the United States Navy in 1946. Together, they raised five children of which a lifetime of memories was born. She was an active member of the Parent Teacherâ€™s Association of Lincoln School and a Brownie troop leader through her childrenâ€™s elementary years. Gloria went on to graduate as a licensed nurse caring for the disabled at the New Britain Hospital for Special Care and her beloved veterans at the Rocky Hill Veteransâ€™ Home and Hospital. She had a passion for animals, gardening, reading, writing, and American history as she was a proud Daughter of the American Revolution. She touched many lives along her journey of life and will be remembered for her kindness and acceptance to all she knew and met.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Johnson of West Hartford, Denise Oâ€™Rourke and husband, Tom of Narragansett, R.I., Debra Tysko of Westbrook; Deidre Tyrrell and husband, George of New Britain; a son, Edward Tysko, Jr. of New Britain; nine grandchildren, David, Jason, and Jennifer Peltz, Sarah Entenza, Aimee Krieger, Kaitlin McEwen, Matthew, Devin, and Todd Oâ€™Rourke; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Stanley Tysko of New Britain; and a dear friend, Jeanne Hendrikson of New York state. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Edward Tysko Sr. The family would like to thank Masonicare Home Health & Hospice for their care, compassion, and support.
Funeral services are private and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting with arrangements. Donations may be made to the CT Humane Society, Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111, or Big Brothers Big Sisters Organizations, 30 Laurel St., Suite 3, Hartford, CT 06106. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .