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Dorothy Margaret Gappa

August 18, 1921 — July 14, 2018

            Dorothy Margaret Gappa, age 96, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Jessie's Place AFC Home in Alpena, Michigan.

            On August 18, 1921, Dorothy was born in Black River, Michigan to the late Albert and Eva Benson. Dorothy married Robert J. Gappa on February 28, 1938, at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Black River, Michigan. They were married for 60 years before Robert preceded her in death on September 23, 1999. Her and her husband owned and operated Gappa's Market for 42 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and their Rosary Society.

   Dorothy is survived by her three children: Donald (Barbara) Gappa; Mary Anne (Roger) Anderson both of Alpena, MI; and Dorene Gappa of Greensboro, NC; nine grandchildren: Lynette (Darrell) Lipski, Kristen (Robert) Singer, Laura (Jack) Smith, David (Terry) Gappa, Jamie (Kelly) Gappa, Sarah Gappa, Deborah (Dirk) Fennie, Sandra Filarski and Audrey (Zac) Durham; 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her son Robert Gappa, two grandsons: Daniel Anderson and Philip Filarski, two granddaughters: Lisa Marie Gappa and Julie Anderson, one brother Howard Benson, three sisters Rose Alexander, Gloria Sanford, and Verna Travis.

            Family and friends will gather for Visitation on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home from 2 pm until 8 pm, with a Rosary Prayer Service at 3 pm, and a Parish Prayer Service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church from 10 am until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 am with Fr. James Fitzpatrick officiating.

            Internment: Holy Cross Cemetery

            Memorials may be made to All Saints Parish in memory of Dorothy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018: at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Visitation 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, All Saints Rosary Prayer Service 3:00 PM, Parish Prayer Service 7:00 PM; Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church: Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM

SERVICES Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church 120 East Miller Street Alpena, Michigan 49707

Tuesday, July 17, 2018: at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Visitation 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, All Saints Rosary Prayer Service 3:00 PM, Parish Prayer Service 7:00 PM; Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church: Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM

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