Glorya “ Jean” Pessano, 74 a resident of Ocean City, NJ passed away after a brief illness Tuseday, November 6th at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. Born December 14th, 1943 and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Jeannie met and married David Pessano in 1968 and together they owned and operated Pessano’s Variety Stores for over 35 years while they raised their two children Christina and Andrew. Jean will be remembered fondly for her warm gentle smile and kind demeanor. In retirement Jean enjoyed spending time with her six grandchildren, traveling and helping around the stores. Jean was a member of Saint Damien’s Parish in Ocean City, NJ as well as a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 40 years. She will be forever remembered by her husband of over 50 years David J. Pessano: daughter Christina Gray (Tom) of Havertown, PA: son Andrew Pessano (Susan) of Egg Harbor Township, NJ: grandchildren Patrick (16), MaryKate (14), Matthew (12), Brian (7), Rachael (6) and Emily (2): sisters Mardee Brown of Ocean City, NJ and Bethi Walters (Joe) of Marmora, NJ. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 9:00am followed by funeral Mass at 10:00am at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 2nd Street and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Josephs Regional School, 11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244, in Jean’s honor.