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Lorraine M. Hill (Gentle)
Bay City, Michigan
Our loving, caring, and humorous mother, grandmother, great grandmother “G G” and sister passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Bay County Medical Care Facility with her family by her side, age 90. Lorraine was born February 2, 1928 in Bay City to the late John B. and Mary Ellen (Tovey) Gentle. She married Robert William “Bob” Hill on July 15, 1950 and he predeceased her on August 8, 1989. Together they raised six children and enjoyed winters in Florida after they retired. Lorraine was a member of the Bay City Babes, the Red Hat Society, Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Altar Society, Resurrection Choir and the League of Catholic Men & Women. She volunteered for more than 20 years at McLaren Bay Region and was an avid golfer. Lorraine even recorded two hole in ones over her time playing the game. She loved to whistle, sing, read, playing card games with her children and grandchildren and making people laugh as much as possible.
Surviving are six children: Nancy (David) Gluth, Robert H. Hill (Micki Linns), Maureen (Mark) Vanderberg, Sharon (Gary) Gotowka, Bridget (Todd) Winters and Laurie (Jim) Truesdale, twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one sister Patricia Dzurka, two sisters in-law, Mary Gentle and Mary Helen Hill, many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was predeceased by a grandson Austin R. Gotowka, four sisters: Veronica (Bernard) Schubert, Rita (Ray) Stasik, Sr. Mary Ricardo, RSM and Joan (Isadore) Kozuch, three brothers: Raymond (Lula), Merle (Rosemary) and Richard Gentle and a brother in-law Rex Hill.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 607 E. South Union Street, Bay City, MI 48706. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass at interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Tuesday after 9:00 am. A Vigil Service for Lorraine will be held Monday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home or Bay County Medical Care Facility.
Lorraine’s family would like to thank all who provided care for her including Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home, Bay County Medical Care Facility, and McLaren Hospice for their kind and compassionate care they not only gave to our mom but the entire family while we were there as well. www.squiresfuneralhome.com