In Memory: April 19

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Gregory Earl Milligan, 72, Florida

June 25, 1949 – April 07, 2022

Gregory Earl Milligan, age 72, passed away April 7, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

Greg was born June 25, 1949 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Howard E Milligan and Lucille J Bassett. He spent most of his life between Massachusetts and Maine, then happily retired to Florida in 2019.

Greg worked as a police officer starting in Massachusetts then moved to the force in Yarmouth, Maine. He joined Volk Packaging in 1982 as a sales representative and retired in the same status, although he did serve as sales manager for almost 10 years during his time with the company. Volk Packaging meant a lot to Greg, so much so that he took his beloved wife, Sue, to the Volk Packaging 5-Year Club Party for their first date.

Greg was a devoted husband to Sue for an amazing 32 years, an outstanding father to Daniel, Joshua, and Kimberly, a wonderful father-in-law to Lori, Robyn, and RJ, and a loving grandfather to Megan, Drew, and Madison. He was excited for another granddaughter, Nora, who is coming in August. He was also a great brother to Brian and Cynthia, a caring brother-in-law to Stephanie and Raymond, and an amazing uncle, cousin, and friend to many more.

When Greg was not working he was spending time hunting, fishing, golfing, or traveling with family and/or friends. He was a true family man and the best friend anyone could ask for. He would give the shirt off his back and more. Greg was full of life and lit up a room wherever he went. No matter who it was he put a smile on their face. Greg will be greatly missed by so many.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Loyal Order of Moose located at 562 Broadway, Malden, Massachusetts 02148, on May 7th, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy L. Pearse, 92, Vero Beach

September 26, 1929 – March 16, 2022

Dorothy L. Pearse, 92, of Vero Beach, FL passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022.   Dorothy was born September 26, 1929 to the late Gustav and Amelia Tieda Kaus.  At one point she moved to Union, NJ where she met and married Malcolm Pearse.  After his death in 1968 she returned to Vero Beach.

Survivors include her five children: Stan C. Pearse, Kenneth C. Pearse, Edward A. Pearse,  Andrew M. Pearse, and Janet P. Gookin, and six grandchildren.

A graveside service celebrating her life for family and close friends will take place Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carenet or Missionary Flights International

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From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy Nell Dollar, 92, Vero Beach

December 9, 1929 – April 11, 2022

Dorothy Nell Dollar, 92, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away Monday, April 11, 2022 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

Dorothy was born December 9, 1929 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late J. A. and Lillian Dickert Green.  In 2005 she and her beloved husband Elbert Lewis Dollar moved to Vero Beach from Dade County, Florida.

She had earned a Masters’ Degree from Florida Atlantic University and had been teaching in Dade County schools prior to her retirement in 1999. Dorothy and Elbert had been members of the Community Church in Vero Beach.

Survivors include a son Edward Bellinger of Lake Placid, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Lewis Dollar and a daughter Cheryl Bellinger.

An inurnment service celebrating her life will begin at 2 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in the Memorial Garden at The Community Church where she was a member.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Vero Beach, Florida.  A guest book is available at

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From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert Alan Gibson, 75, Hutchinson Island

May 5, 1947 – April 17, 2022

Robert Alan Gibson, 75, of Hutchinson Island, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2022 with his wife by his side. He was predeceased by his sister Linda Testa and brother Harold Gibson.

Bob was born to the late Harold Alvin Gibson and Aurora Florence Gibson on April 5, 1947 in Providence, RI. He married Judith Fairbanks on March 31, 1967 and they lived together in Rhode Island before retiring on Hutchinson Island, Florida in 2011. It was always Bob’s dream to retire in Florida, after being a snowbird for 9 years.

Bob was a tool maker at Leviton Manufacturing until he retired in 2000. He is survived by his sister Zeni Gibson. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews (Steven, Kim, Michele, Lisa, Kellie. Danny, Gina, Shannon, and Michael) and his great nieces and nephews (Danny, Hannah, Sophie, Alex, Kevin, Kaley, and Kenin). Bob was also a Big Brother to John Panaccione from the time John was 10 years old. Bob was also a season ticket holder for the Providence Bruins and an avid fav of the Boston Bruins. He enjoyed traveling, especially cruising.

Bob was an easy-going man who made friends everywhere he went. He was proud to live in the Sands Community and have so many wonderful friends there.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, he family is requesting that donations be made to St. Jude Hospital.

Anyone wishing to send the family a message or share a story can share it on Bob’s Memorial Page or join us at his service.

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From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Felicia Berry Mullins, 87, Sebastian

September 21, 1934 – March 27, 2022

Mary Felicia Berry Mullins, of Sebastian Florida died peacefully at home on March 27, 2022.  She was born in Bar Harbor Maine to Harold  and Geraldine (Quigley) Berry. As a child she moved her family to Greenfield Massachusetts and later to Shutesbury where she enjoyed good friends and fun at Lake Wyola.  She was a graduate of the New Salem Academy.  After graduation, Felicia took a job at Pratt and Whitney aircraft in Connecticut as an assistant to engineers.  She relocated with the company to Florida in the late 1950’s.  In 1981, she married the love of her life, James Mullins. They shared many years of adventure, including cruising the high seas, Friday night fish frys at the VFW with friends and time spent at their summer home in Newfoundland.  Felicia was also a proud member of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and very much enjoyed working on genealogy research.

Felicia was predeceased by her husband James, parents Harold and Geraldine.

Felicia is survived by her sister Sandra Haughey, and her husband Robert of Massachusetts with whom she spent a great deal of time; 4 nieces and nephew, Debra Tebo, Susan Dexter, Sheryl Vieira and Robert Haughey Jr. as well as 12 great nieces and nephews and 3 great-great nephews and niece.  Felicia also leaves her cousins, Doug Rancourt (Kathy) of Oshawa, George Rancourt of Toronto and Carole Bigelow of Vancouver as well as many friends and neighbors.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Felicia’s name to the H.A.L.O. animal rescue shelter, 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian, FL or any charity of your choice.

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From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

William Richard Irwin, 80, Sebastian

December 30, 1941 – April 7, 2022

William Richard Irwin passed away suddenly in his home in Sebastian, Florida on April 7th, 2022. William was known as Bill or Dad or Grandpa to his friends and family.

Bill was born on December 30th, 1941 to Margaret and William Irwin in Mt. Kisco, New York. Bill graduated from Horace Greeley High School and enlisted in the Army. Bill then entered the world of tower cranes and concrete pumps, a career that spanned decades.

Bill enjoyed golfing, biking, and walking in his retirement.

He is survived by his son, Patrick Irwin; daughter-in-law, Andrea; daughter, Stacey Nguyen; four grandsons: Jonathan, Brandon, William, and Drew as well as two Granddaughters, Alyson and Marissa.

In Lieu of flowers or donations please join us in celebrating Bill’s life on April 30th from 1pm-3pm at his favorite local watering hole The Tiki Bar and Grill 1109 Indian River Drive, Sebastian.

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