Gloria A. Reubart

Gloria A. Reubart, (nee Ulisse), age 86, of Joliet, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at home, with her loved ones by her side, under the care of hospice.

Born June 4, 1934 in Joliet, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Louise (La  Manna) Ulisse.  She married the love of her life, William E. “Bill” Reubart, and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage until his passing May 23, 2005.  Her son, Joseph (2011), and her brother, Theodore Ulisse also preceded her in death.

Gloria was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and after raising her family worked many years as a claims processor for Hartford Insurance.  She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

A loving and devoted wife and mother, she had a tremendous sense of adventure and a distinctive laugh we will always remember.  She defined what it is to be a “sports mom” by attending every swimming, diving and gymnastics event, in addition to all her children’s school activities. 

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Judith (Daniel Collins) Reubart of Joliet; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons; her sister, Theresa (the late Robert) Halweg; a daughter-in-law, Michelle Reubart; and many friends including Annette Gallo and Kara McGee.

Visitation for Gloria Reubart will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, (at Essington Road), Joliet.  Face masks will be required, social distancing will be practiced and limitations on the number of persons in attendance will be in place.  Funeral services will be Friday, at Noon from the funeral home to the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Romeoville, where a committal ceremony will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., and entombment will follow.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at