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Obituary: Rita E. Gregory, 88

Sep 27, 2016 04:43AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

Rita E. Gregory, 88 died Thursday, Sept 23, at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Gregory. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory were married for 40 years prior to his passing in 1990.

Prior to moving to Dracut in 2001, Rita was a lifelong resident of Lynn. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Monahan) Dorgan. Rita was an avid Patriots fan who loved the theater and vacationing in Myrtle Beach.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kathleen M. Gregory of Dracut, Janet E. Maffeo and her husband John of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl M. Gregory of Taunton, Maureen Gregory of Derry, NH and Elizabeth Southers of Manchester, NH; her brother John F. "Iggy" Dorgan of Lynn; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her godchildren, Debra McManus of Lynn and Margaret Austin of Sumter, SC. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers Robert, James, Frederick and Lawrence Dorgan.

Rita's funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10am from the Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street in Lynn, with a Funeral Mass at 11am in St. Pius V Church. Interment will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory to American Heart Association PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. 
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