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Gloria O. Fornwald

April 30, 1927 — October 2, 2022


Gloria O. Fornwald

Gloria (Orr) Fornwald, 95, of Southington and formerly of Cheshire, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at her home. She had been the loving wife of Raymond “Hank” E. Fornwald for 72 years.

Gloria was born in Mineola, NY on April 30, 1927 to the late William and Sally (McAteer) Orr. She worked in advertising at the Cheshire Herald for 15 years.

Gloria is survived by two children; daughter, Tracey Malootian and her husband Timothy and son, Richard “Mark” Fornwald, 3 grandchildren, Tyler Malootian and his wife Lindsay, Taryn Malootian and Terysa Malootian and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and William Orr.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or to Alzheimer’s Research (

A Celebration of Life for Hank and Gloria will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m. at The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd. Wallingford, CT. In order to RSVP to this event, please follow this link. 

Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit



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