Dorothy Quetel
1928 - 2021
McLean Funeral Directors - Gastonia
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC


Monroe, North Carolina

Dorothy Genoese Quetel (nee Brand), 93. Ginny to all her friends, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021. For the last 6 months, she was a resident of Autumn Care Nursing facility in Marshville, NC. Prior to that, she lives in Monroe with her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Andy Cook.

Ginny was born on August 27, 1928 in Hartsville, SC to Janie MayBelle and Jessie DeLeslie Brand. She was one of eight children and was the last surviving sibling.

In 1944, she met and married the love of her life, Julian Peter Quetel. They were married 52 years before Julian passed away in 1998. In 1951, their first daughter was borne, Jeanne Renee. In 1956, their second daughter was born, Joan Marie.

In 1960, Julian moved the family to St. Thomas, USVI where they lived until 1976. During this time, she worked at The Continental, Chi-Chi (Place Dendome) and lastly, First Pennsylvania Bank before relocating to Gastonia, NC.

Ginny was a fun loving, caring, sweet soul. She loved her family, especially her two children and all of her grandchildren, and considered them her greatest accomplishment in life. She enjoyed reading, camping at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, spending time on the beach and shopping. She enjoyed visiting family and friends so much that the family often joked that her middle name was "GO".

Ginny is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Anderson (George) and Joan Cook (Andy), grandchildren, Cory Neal Cook ( Gina), George W. Anderson III ( Crystal), Olivia Anderson Liles (Tony) and Christopher Peter Anderson (Victoria);Great grandchildren, Payton Ellis Rollins, Nikolas Logan Liles, Ember Lynn Cook, Lanie Ava Unruh-Littrel, Brennan Madison Meade, Ryker Neal Cook, McKinley Jo Liles, Emerson Lee Liles, George W. Anderson, IV. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Ginny was predeceased by her husband, Julian Peter Quetel; brothers, Charles Brand, J.D. Brand and Robert Brand; sisters, Mary Ella Gibson, Vivian Graham, Mabel Small and Eunice Parker; and her beloved niece, Janie Francis Parker Ferguson.

A visitation will be on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:30 - 12:30 pm at McLean Funeral Directors in Gastonia, NC. A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ginny's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Quetel family.
Published by SCNow on Sep. 15, 2021.
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