dorothy dugan
Dorothy M. Dugan, 76, of Weirton, passed away Monday, June 4, 2007 at the Brightwood Center in Follansbee, WV. Born October 20, 1930 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Ellen Hoffman Swearingen. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband James R. Dugan on June 27, 2006 and brother Edward Swearingen. With over 10 years of service, Dorothy retired from Stone & Thomas Department Store where she worked as a Manager in the fragrance department. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Hibernian’s Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Weirton Elks Lodge 1801. She also served as Past President of the Madonna PTA and was a member of the state and local chapters of the Catholic Daughters of America. Dorothy’s survivors include her son, Michael Dugan of San Francisco, CA; brother Alfred Swearingen, Jr. of Martins Ferry, OH and nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Sorry for the passing a very great, nice, and good lady. A good friend to my Mom, Agnes Hair and to my daughter and me. God be with your family. Joan Hair Riddle

  2. Michael, My sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sandy

  3. Michael, Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bernadette

  4. Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. I know my sister-in-law Dee will do all she can to help. I am glad you will be coming to the reunion in July. Blessings and condolences. Kathleen

  5. Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you upon your mom’s death. God grant her eternal rest. Hope to see you in July. Jim “Rollo” Paul and Family


  7. Michael, I was so sad to hear about your Mom. I remember her from our days together, especially during our plays @ St. Paul Grade School. I will pray for peace for your family. I hope to see you in July….. Sincerely, Don Baker

  8. Michael, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May the Lord’s peace be with you and may you always cherish how proud your folks were of you. I hope to talk with you soon. Fred and Ann Salancy

  9. Michael; I was very sad when I learned of the passing of your mother. I remember her well and her kindness when playing in our youth on Marion Drive. Your mother, father, and yourself, are in our prayers. Gary

  10. Dugie:You Mom is great! She kept us laughing; she was such great fun!Both your Mom & Dad were cool. They supported whatever you, St. Paul’s, or Madonna got themselves involved with. They, like many of our classmates parents, treated us like their own children and helped shape who we are today. Peace my friend. Hoogie

  11. Dear Mike, Although we haven’t seen each other for years, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your Mom. We have our memories which we will carry with us always. Your mom was a good and kind lady. God be with you. Your cousin, Darlene

  12. Dear Michael, I was talking with my sister Kathy this weekend and she told me about your Mom’s passing. I am so sorry. Loosing a parent is always so difficult and when both of them are gone it shakes ones soul. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Dear Mike and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how close you were to your mom. How lucky you were to have each other. We only wish we had a chance to meet her in person, though I well remember her delightful Betty Bacall voice. If there is anything at all we can do in your time of need, please please let us know. Our deepest sympathies and much affection. Love, Jen, Vidain & Nico

  14. I have fond memories of both your parents when I worked as an associate at St. Paul’s in the early 90’s. Know that you have my sympathy, thoughts and prayers as you grieve your mother’s loss.

  15. Dear Michael, I, like so many loved your Mother. She always sat behind my parents at Mass and I would see her when I was back in WV at St Pauls. I always asked about you. I lost my Dad in Sept. it is not easy. My heart goes out to you and may God bless you over and over. Love Mary Kaye Charnie

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