NEW BERLIN, WI – Dolores Gaveras, known as “Del,” RN, ET (nee Reuter) entered into Eternal Life on Monday, November 19. She was 86. Beloved wife of Steve Gaveras; devoted and loving mother to Peter (Debra) Gaveras, Stephanie (Leon) Gaveras – Jacobsen, Alexander Gaveras, Pamela (Gary Bady) Gaveras and Stasia (Matt Langendorf) Gaveras; loving grandmother of Nicholas, Diane, Patrick, Alyssa, Katy, Maya, and Bennett; cherished great-grandmother of Grace.
Gaveras was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Reuter; siblings Walter (Lucille), Harvey (Mary Jo), Jerome (Kathy), Florence Zacher, and Sylvia (Francis) Passage.
After graduating from Misericordia Nursing School, Del worked at Misericordia Hospital and then Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, specializing in cancer patient cancer care and enterostomal therapy and recently served as president of Misericordia Nursing Alumni Association.
Gaveras was Master Gardener, a keen Scrabble and Uno player who enjoyed painting, crafting, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Del was a kind spirit to all who crossed her path and will be sorely missed.
The visitation at the Funeral Home was held on November 27 from 4 to 7 PM. Additional Visitation at St. John Vianney Parish 1755 N Calhoun RD. Brookfield, WI on November 28 from 11-11:45 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12 Noon followed by the procession to Wisconsin Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 5010, Elm Grove, WI 53122 www.lombardifoundation.org or a cancer charity of your choice appreciated.
(From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, published on November 25.)