Brenda Ann Gambino, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on October 24, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones in Independence, Missouri. She was born on August 3, 1961, in Kansas City. Brenda's life was marked by her kind-heartedness, fun-loving nature, and unwavering love for her family.
Brenda enjoyed her professional journey at World Brake, where she dedicated 18 years of her life. Her hard work and dedication led her to the position of Supervisor before she ultimately retired. Throughout her career, Brenda exemplified leadership and set an example for those around her.
While she found fulfillment in her career, Brenda's true joy came from the love of her family. She had the privilege of watching her children succeed in their endeavors, which brought her immense pride. Brenda is survived by her son, Dorval Wood; daughters Maria Gambino and Vita Gambino; and son Austin Wood. She also leaves behind cherished memories with her adored grandchildren – Daisy, Vito, Lukas and Wyatt.
Outside of work and family life, Brenda had a vibrant spirit that radiated through everything she did. She found joy in dancing like no one was watching, taking a dip on hot summer days, and being the life of every party she attended.
Brenda valued education highly and attended Van Horn High School. Her thirst for knowledge extended beyond the classroom as she continuously sought opportunities to learn and grow throughout her life.
In addition to being an exceptional mother and professional, Brenda made lifelong friendships along the way. Her loving nature attracted people from all walks of life who were captivated by her genuine warmth and infectious laughter.
During such difficult times, it is important to remember the legacy left behind by our loved ones. The memory of Brenda will be honored during visitation at Carson-Speaks Chapel on October 29th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on October 30th from 10:00 AM, also at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Brenda's final resting place will be the Star Valley Cemetery in La Cygne, Kansas. The burial ceremony will take place on October 30th at 1:00 PM.
Brenda Ann Gambino was a beacon of light in the lives of those who knew her. Her warm heart, vivacious personality, and unwavering love for her family will be forever cherished. May she rest in eternal peace knowing that she made a significant impact on all those whose lives she touched.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Dorval and Alice Wood; brothers; Terry and Kelly Wood, and her beloved pup and best friend, Buddy.
Please join us in celebrating Brenda's remarkable life and the love she shared with all who knew her. While the pain of her loss may be great, let us find solace in relishing the fond memories of a woman who brought great joy to our lives.
In loving memory of Brenda Ann Gambino, we will forever hold you close in our hearts.