Dolores Gage, 75, of Manhattan, Montana, passed away June 27, 2016, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital from COPD and heart failure. Dee was born in Queens, New York, on June 13, 1941, and grew up in Massapequa, Long Island, New York.
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Dee married Richard Gage and moved with his four children to Lavina, Montana, in 1972. They moved back east to New York for a short while, then moved back to Great Falls, Montana. Dee managed apartment buildings during this time and enjoyed making arts and crafts that they would sell at various shows.
Dee was preceded in death by her father William O'Reilly, mother Clara O'Reilly, and husband Richard Gage.
She is survived by a brother, James O'Reilly from St. Augustine, Florida, two sisters Ruth Lozano from Murrieta, California, and Marie Rabolt from Long Island, New York, and a step-mother Lilian O'reilly from Baldwin, New York. Dee is also survived by her four step-children; Andy Gage-wife Emma and daughter in Manhattan, Montana, Rick Gage and children in Alaska, Terri Pelletier and children in Owego, New York, and Mike Gage and his children in Hastings, Nebraska.
Dee was very dedicated to the Legion in Manhattan, Montana, helping with Friday night Bingo and various benefits they had. She also loved going there on Sundays for dancing.
Cremation has already taken place and there will be a memorial held at the Legion in Manhattan, Montana, in the spring of 2017. An announcement will be posted at that time.
Dee touched many lives while she was here and will be dearly missed and loved.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 8, 2016