Gloria R. Williamson

December 31, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Gloria Rosaria Williamson, 88, Livonia, MI, and formerly of Watertown, died Dec. 26 at Marycrest Manor where she resided since 2008.

Born April 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Alexander H. and Margaret DePoto Cozzi, she graduated in 1941 from Immaculate Heart Academy.

Gloria pursued a professional dancing career as a Rockette in New York City. Later, she had a career as secretary for Levi Strauss, San Francisco, and General Motors in Detroit from where she retired.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Kehl) Mullis; her son, Fred (Cheryl), granddaughter, Erika Williamson; grandson Darris Norfolk; two brothers Richard (Carol) Cozzie, and Anthony (Mary) Cozzie; a sister, Marie Marra; and, many nieces and nephews.

A son, David Norfolk, a sister, Adaleen Trimm and brother, Rudy Cozzi, all died before her.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Marycrest Manor Chapel in Livonia, Michigan. All are welcome.

Information provided by the family and, Watertown, N.Y.