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Marian Elizabeth Gregory

NEENAH, Wis. - Marian Elizabeth (Bongiovanni) Gregory passed away peacefully at Valley VNA Senior Care in Neenah, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Marian was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Wakefield, Michigan, daughter of the late John and Marian (Savitski) Bongiovanni. She attended St. Sebastian School and A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, Michigan. Prior to her marriage she was employed at the Ironwood Clinic.

She married William J. "Bill" Gregory on May 16, 1959, in St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer. After their marriage they moved to Wausau and Marian was employed at Wausau Insurance Company for 21 years. Bill preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William (Helen), Eugene (Barbara), Joseph (Hazel) and Alvin.

She is survived by her son, Joseph (Virag); and daughter, Pamela (Mark) Seidl; four grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) Cook, Tyler (Kelly) Gregory, Benjamin Seidl and Laura Seidl; two great-grandchildren, Helaina and Lincoln Cook; and many nieces and nephews. She is further survived by one brother, John (Darlene) Bongiovanni; and one sister, Joanne Paris.

The "lights of her life" were her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader. Loved to crochet and crossstitch, work crossword puzzles and play cards with dear friends. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling. At the top of her list were trips to the Boston area to visit son Joe and family, and many trips to her beloved Door County with daughter Pam and family.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Valley VNA in Neenah for their dedicated and compassionate care of Marian the last four years of her life.

Funeral services for Marian will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ Catholic Church at 621 N. 2nd St. in Wausau, with Deacon Peter Burek officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Wausau.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to: Valley VNA Senior Care, 1535 Lyon Drive, Neenah, WI 54956.

Brainard Funeral Homes of Wausau and Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.

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