Dolores V. Bellgowan Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Lansing Age 82, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Troy, MI. Dolores was born August 13, 1929, the daughter of Edmund and Emilia Monette. She graduated from St. Mary's Nursing School and worked as a surgical nurse for many years. Dolores was very active with her parish in Palm Bay, FL, St. Joseph Catholic Church and worked with their food pantry, the Daily Bread. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim and son, George. Surviving are her children, Maureen (Bill) Gorsline, Debbie (Bob) Sack, Mike Bellgowan and Mark (Dan Kelly) Bellgowan; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Edmund and Melvin Monette; sister, Ileane Monette. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 11:00 am, at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Klein as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. A rosary will be prayed Monday evening, 8:00 p.m., at the Funeral Home. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Hospital Hospice. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.palmerbush.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 20, 2011