Gloria Martinez was born in The Bronx, New York. She was proud of her Irish Heritage and her New York Roots. Her life revolved through a historical event beginning when she was present in the Times Square celebration for the end of WWII. She attended a catholic school and she loved to go and watch the New York Giants games at Yankee Stadium. For a short time she worked at Wall Street. In June 1968 she became a devoted military wife and traveled all over the U.S. and Germany. After their Army retirement in 1977 they moved to El Paso, but San Antonio was calling; and in 1981 they settled in San Antonio, Texas. She worked for the PX at several Posts throughout her years until 1990. She read the San Antonio Light/Express newspaper daily and if there was an article she did not agree with she would write to the San Antonio Light/ Express and voice her thoughts. There were a couple of articles that were printed in the newspaper with her responses which gave her much joy in knowing people read her response. Her maiden name was "Mulligan" which says it all. Every St. Patrick's Day she prepared her favorite Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner and decorated with all her Leprechauns.
Despite the fact she lived in Texas over 45 years, she never picked the Dallas Cowboys over her New York Giants team. She truly loved her city of New York with all her heart. Her favorite song was New York New York by Frank Sinatra.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fernando Martinez of 49 years, sister, Eleanor Seery, brothers Jerry Mulligan and Sonny Mulligan, daughter, Margie Noal, and survived by her brother George Mulligan, her sons, Jimmy Devlin (Jennifer), Danny Martinez (Rosemary), and daughter Gloria Bush. Grandchildren, Brandon Kruska, Shaun Devlin, Jace Devlin, Cole Devlin, Danny Devlin Martinez, Justin Bush (Katie), and Brooke Bush. Great grandchildren Haven Bush and Hazelyn Bush.
There will be a Visitation for Gloria held at Schertz Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held the following day at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:30 AM, followed by a funeral procession to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for the Graveside Service at 1:30 PM.