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Gloria Jean Leandro Costa
September 19, 1949-August 28, 2021
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Born in Stockton, CA on September 19, 1949, Gloria Jean Leandro Costa, 71, entered into rest on August 28, 2021 in Manteca, CA.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Leandro and Bea Cardoza, her step-dad Albert Cardoza, brothers, Ronald Leandro and Daniel Leandro, mother-in-law and father-in-law Babe and Rena Costa, brother-in-law Gary Costa and niece Kim Costa.
   Mrs. Costa is survived by her loving family, husband of 48 years Michael Costa, children, Claudia Costa DeGroot (Nick), Michael Costa (Darlene) and Mindy Costa Downing (Mark) siblings, Rosemarie Kleinert (Tom), Johnnie Leandro (Irene), Chic Cardoza (Beverly), Bobby Cardoza and Connie Haskett (Bill). In addition, Gloria was blessed by eight grandchildren, Derek and Dallen DeGroot, Brittany, Harley and Jordyn Costa, Mercades DeGroot and Destinee and Marissa Downing and one great-granddaughter Liana Yoo DeGroot.
   Gloria grew up in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1967. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, (ICF) the Italian Catholic Federation and the FESM and where she was past little queen and big queen and was a member of the MRPS. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, she constantly supported and volunteered with her children’s and grandchildren’s school and sports activities. Gloria absolutely loved shopping and she enjoyed visiting  Santa Cruz. Gloria knew no stranger, she loved engaging others and was selfless without prejudice. She was a pleasing hostess, she felt a sense of gratification when putting others needs before her own. Gloria will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, her giving spirit and her amazing way she was able to make other feel loved. She will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew her.
   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Costa family. A visitation will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a rosary/vigil at 6 p.m. held at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd.. Manteca, CA.  A mass will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA.            She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. An online tribute page is available for condolences to the family at In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (in memory of Daniel Leandro) 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For those who are unable to attend Gloria’s rosary/vigil will be live streamed. Go to click tributes, then search for Gloria Costa, under tribute and services there will be a link provided.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, September 4, 2021