Bay City, Michigan
Dorothy went home to be with her Lord Saturday, October 20, 2012 with her family by her side, age 90. She was born October 28, 1921 in Mt. Morris, MI to the late Frank and Mary J. (Piotrowski) Stark. Dorothy married Milton L. Phillips on June 6, 1942 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was stationed in the US Army; he predeceased her on April 7, 1976. She later married Lewis Clayton Dull on September 8, 1978; he predeceased her on May 24, 2002. Dorothy graduated from the Bay City School of Cosmetology in 1941 and operated Dorothy’s Beauty Shop at her home. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish and St. Mary’s Altar Society. Dorothy was a charter member of Catholics United for the Faith, the Eucharistic Chapel at St. Joseph Church, the Daughters of Isabella and Right to Life.
Surviving is one daughter, Kayleen Phillips, five grandchildren: Brandie (Dave) Weiler, Jasen Lumsden, Andrew (Danielle) Lumsden, Geromy Lumsden and Daniel Glenn Madigan all of Bay City, ten great grandchildren: Nikolas, Braden, Aaliyah, Adam, Lucas, Kiley, Ashlynn, Jazmyn, Max and Kaitlynn, three step-sons: George (Terri) Dull, Indiana, David (Sally) Dull, Oregon, and Thomas (Nahid) Dull, California, one step-daughter, Linda DeLorme, Florida, three sisters: Helen Neimiec, Ann (Gerald) Wrzesinski and Rita Gray all of Auburn, one brother, Norbert (Judy) Stark, Linwood, many nieces, nephews, dear friends and her puppies, Bruiser and Sasha. Dorothy was predeceased by one brother, Victor (Helen) Stark, and two brother in-laws: Joseph Niemic and Robert Gray.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church. Fr. Craig Albrecht will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am. A Parish Vigil Service for Dorothy will be held Tuesday at 6:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”
Dorothy’s daughter and family would like to express their sincere thanks to the amazing staff of Southern Care Hospice, most especially, Joseph, Randy, Bridgette, Jessica and Teresa for their tender hearts and gentle hands caring for our mom and grandmother.