Figy, Dolores

Written by David Green.

Dolores Louise Figy, 72, died Nov. 24, 2006. She was born Nov. 5, 1934 in Detroit, Mich., to John and Louise (Hartung) Martin.

Dolores spent most of her childhood as a farm girl. She graduated high school in Morenci, Mich., in 1954. She married Eugene R. Figy in 1956 and spent the next 28 years bringing up and caring for her family. After her marriage ended in 1983, she worked caring for others, mostly the elderly. Dolores is remembered as a very selfless person with a heart of gold and will be missed by many.

Surviving are five children, Bob Figy of San Francisco, Calif., Tom Figy of Cottonwood, Ariz., Brad (and Angela) Figy of Cottonwood, Ariz., Cindy (and Bo) Ragan of Kingman, Ariz., and Rick (and Colleen) Figy of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four sisters, Sister Patricia Martin, Rosemary Case and Barbara Ferris, all of Adrian, Mich., and Martha (and Paul) Monahan of Hudson, Mich.; three brothers, Edward (and Shirley) Martin and John “Jack” (and Nancy) Martin, all of Adrian, and William (and Gina) Martin of Jerome, Mich.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson with Fr. Richard Eberle as celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.

Local arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

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