Obituary: Gladys M. Isibel, 95

by | Oct 17, 2021

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Gladys M. Isibel, 95, passed away Oct. 10. She was the wife of the late Stanford R. Isibel, Sr. Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Georgina (Goodrich) Johnson.

Gladys wore many hats in the 95 years that she graced us with her presence. She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a first mother to her three sons and a second mother to countless others. Gladys was “Nana” to some, “Ma” to a few and “Gladie” to others and she was always there to offer a helping hand to a family member or a friend who had fallen ill or who was just in need of good company. Her heart and her sense of humor were two of her strongest suits. Gladys had a way of lighting up a room with her personality and she could make even the most bashful person feel comfortable in her presence. If Gladys was here today she would be critiquing the make and model of the casket selected by her sons and inspecting the flowers to make sure that they were not made of plastic. Gladie was truly one in a million and she will be missed by the endless list of people that were fortunate enough to have had her in their lives. Gladys will be a part of the ones who loved her for eternity. May she rest in peace. 

She is survived by three sons David R. Isibel, Robert G. Isibel and Stan R. Isibel, Jr.; two grandchildren Erik and Katie, and two great grandsons Mark and Jameson. She was the sister of the late Franklin Johnson and Geraldine Smith.

Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Warwick. Visitation prior to the service will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

You can leave an online condolence at the Hill Funeral Home website HERE


  1. Donna DiBlasio

    Dear Stan and family,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. Love, hugs and prayers to you and your family❤️

  2. Carole O'Brien Pomaski

    David, Bob, and Stan, my heart goes out to the three of you and the family. I loved your mom. She was such an integral part of my childhood and adulthood. She always seemed to stop by when I needed someone to talk to. We all loved her smile and the joy she brought into the house whenever she visited my parents.
    I can see them now, laughing and reminiscing about EG and Mawney Street.
    She is loved.

  3. Linda (Essex) Nunes

    Dear Stan and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  4. Michael & CHERRIE

    Dear Stan, David , Bobby, So very sorry to hear about Glady. We didnt know she had passed. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. Glady was a very funny, sweet lady loved her, so kind hearted woman. May she rest in peace. 🌹💔🙏

  5. Donna Rice

    Well are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all. May your memories help you to get through this difficult time.
    Cliff and Donna Wilson Rice

  6. Bruce Mastracchio

    A lovely lady. She will be missed. Prayers and thoughts go out to the
    Isibel family during this difficult time. May God envelop you with his
    everlasting love.

    Bruce & Elaine Mastracchio

  7. katHy coon

    Stan, I was lucky to have met your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.


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