Dorothy Bray

Obituary of Dorothy Bray

Dorothy (Dot) Gloria Ales Bray, 93, loving wife, mother, nannie and great-grandmother, of Nanticoke, slipped away to the angels one day before her 94th birthday on January 28, 2021. She was the only child of the late Alfred and Ann Zionkowski Ales. Dot married H. Robert (Moe) Bray on October 15, 1949. They spent 59 loving years together before he passed away peacefully in her arms on February 19, 2009. Dot and Moe loved to travel together and would never pass up a Martz bus trip to Atlantic City. She was an extremely hard worker, with a flair for creativity and spent more than forty years at J.K. Evans Florist and E.J. Lewis Florist. If you ordered an Easter corsage, it was very likely crafted by her. Dot’s faith was a focal part of her life. She was a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke and was a longtime member of the former Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ. She was the last surviving member of the Card Club. She appreciated a good laugh and valued that friendship is an integral part of life. She sang in the church choir for many years and her own special version of “Jesus Loves Me” to her grandchildren daily. She was a lover of animals and felt no animal should be deprived of a human meal. Dot valued family above all. She was a proud mother of three boys; Robert (Bobby) (Rosemary), Nanticoke, Gary (Rosemarie), Nanticoke, and Keith (Deborah), Myrtle Beach. Her spirit is also carried on by six grandchildren, Kelly, Kimberly, Holly, Sara, Aaron and Robert (Robby). Although Nannie limited Pop-Pop’s ice cream intake, she spoiled her grandchildren with cool whip cones and root beer floats. Her home on Green Street was often filled with her grandchildren in the summer. She was also a loving great- grandmother to twelve great-grandchildren, Patrick, Alexander, Gregory, Genevieve, Bray, Bryn, Maya, Colin, Ryker, Ripken, Hudson and Brody. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Moe, she was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Patch. Due to current restrictions, a private funeral service will be held for the family, with the Rev. Timothy G. Hall, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no public calling hours. A celebration of her life will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mrs. Bray’s memory to Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634.

A private funeral service will be held at this time. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. A celebration of Dot's life will be announced at a later date.