Carolyn Marie Gregor (Juchniewicz), age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 23, 2020.
Carolyn was born March 1, 1936, and was raised on the west side of Grand Rapids by her parents Helen and Ignace, with brothers, Dan, John, and Paul and sister, Janet. Carolyn graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1953. After graduating high school, Carolyn went to Mercy Central School of Nursing and earned her degree in nursing on December 16, 1956. She became a certified Registered Nurse on April 19, 1957. On May 25th 1957 Carolyn married Anthony Gregor. Together, they raised 4 children – Kathleen, Robert, Karen, and Christine. The family often vacationed in their trailer on Hamlin Lake in Ludington Michigan.
For more than 45 years, she was a dedicated outpatient surgery nurse at Saint Mary's Hospital. In her retirement, she remained in contact with several coworkers and always looked forward to their monthly lunch gathering. Throughout Carolyn's life, she was a very active member of Holy Spirit Parish. She coordinated adoration, was a Eucharistic minister, helped put on funeral luncheons, volunteered at the annual festival, and was a part of several groups/committees including the Altar Society for over 50 years. Her Catholic faith was an important part of who she was. She attended many Bible study groups and often spent time teaching others more about the faith.
Carolyn was proud to have "grandma" as one of her titles. As her grandkids grew older, she took great pride in cheering them on during many different extracurricular activities, often bragging that her grandkids were the best.
Carolyn went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 23, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony, parents Helen and Ignace, sister Janet, and brother Paul She will be loving remembered by her children and grandchildren Kathleen (Katelyn and Andrew); Robert and Sallie (Alison, Matt and David); Karen and Cas (Nicole (Mike), Ryan, Nathan and Rachel); Christine and David (Talon;); brothers, Dan and John (Jody); a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday January 12, 2021, 11am, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids Michigan 49504. The family will meet with friends one hour before the funeral. The funeral mass will also be live-streamed on the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Parish Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/holyspiritparishgr/
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