Dorothy Gregory, age 92, of the Christian Park Village in Escanaba (formerly of Gladstone) died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday afternoon October 9, 2011 at the Christian Park Village.
Dorothy was born August 12, 1919 in Gladstone the daughter of Paul and Lucy (Balenger) Zimmel. Dorothy was united in marriage to Tony Gregory on September 10, 1938 and they made their home in Gladstone.
Dorothy worked for many years as a Nurses Aide for St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She took great pride in her duties while helping patients. Dorothy was an active member of All Saints Church. She was also a member of the Lady Foresters, Michigan Home Extension and the Delta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Dorothy never had children of her own but she was a mother-like figure to many. She had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and she enjoyed her Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.
Survivors include many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, on August 29, 1989, four sisters, Ida Thennes, Irene Rabitoy, Marquerite Sidbeck, Bernice Reno and brother, Ira Zimmel.