Gloria Harris, 51, community assistant at Village’s Board 2

Gloria Harris.
Gloria Harris.
Gloria Harris.

BY JULIO MORA   |  Gloria Harris, who worked as a community assistant at Community Board 2 for 17 years, passed away suddenly on Thurs., May 9.

Harris’s responsibilities at the community board included scheduling meetings, arranging the monthly calendar and administering for several committees, as well as dealing directly with inquiries from the public.

She was dedicated to the community board and considered her co-workers an extension of her family.

Her colleagues on the C.B. 2 staff, District Manager Bob Gormley, Florence Arenas and Julio Mora, will remember her great sense of humor, her laugh and smile, her collegiality, her commitment to her job, and most especially, the great love and pride she had for her family.

Harris was born on Oct. 24, 1961. She graduated from Grace Dodge High School with honors and continued her education at Bronx Community College, while simultaneously working to support her family. She was a deeply religious woman, with a devotion to God and her Christian faith. She will be remembered by many as a loving individual, with a quiet wisdom and a resilient nature.

She is survived by her mother, Cynthia, her three children, Laticia, Frederick and Shamira, her two grandchildren, Zaniya and Jocelyn, and her longtime partner, Archie. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.