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“I have fond childhood memories of our summer time trips to Dottie and Ray's house. They were great people. With Our Deepest SympathyJim Godfrey and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Godfrey - PA

“Raymond, Jeannie and Nancy,Being a next door neighbor growing up, your mom was like a second mother to my sister and me. Wonderful memories come...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: BIll Peterson - Charlotte, NC

“Deepest sympathy to family and friends during this difficult time. May you receive comfort and peace from above. Jeremiah 29:11 ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: - Orange Park, FL

“My mom and dad Betty and Erwin were great friends of Your mom and dad. We spent many an afternoon with them. Both were such sweet wonderful people. ...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Georgia Ulanch - Northfield, NJ

“Had thepleasure of knowing Mrs Gibson May she Rest In Peace ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barry Wilke - Wildwood, NJ

“Jeannie, Ray and Nancy, so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother clearly and her sweet personality. She passed that on to all of her children....Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Kates - Winston-Salem, NC

“So sorry for your family loss. God Bless ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Tankelewicz - Philadelphia, PA

“my dad worked at burdette tomlin hospital. not sure if was same time as Dorothy but I am sure my dad knew Ray Gibson . my family is from Swainton...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: helen fredricks staniec - villas, NJ

“So sorry to hear about aunt Dottie. Will keep you guys in my prayers. It's a hard thing to go through losing your parents. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Darlene Roulette - Seymour, TN


Dorothy May Gibson, 96, passed away at Genesis Court House Center in Cape May Court House, NJ on June 14, 2018. Prior to her return to Cape May County on April 3, 2018, she resided in Jacksonville Beach, FL with family.

Dorothy has completed her journey here on earth, and today walks in paradise. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Ray W. Gibson.

Dorothy met Ray in Atlantic City, NJ during WWII. She was in nurses training and he was stationed in Atlantic City awaiting orders to go overseas. They were set-up on a blind date by another Army couple since they were both short and cute. Needless to say the rest is history.

On October 9, 1950, Dorothy M. Gibson, RN was one of 2 nurses to begin employment at Cape Regional Medical Center, formerly known as Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. On that day both doctors and nurses worked together in preparation for the opening of the hospital.

During her lifetime Dorothy enjoyed traveling. She traveled to Canada, the Northwest and Southwest areas of the United States, to the New England states as well as Europe and Hawaii. She enjoyed taking pictures of the family thru the years, and her many photo albums are a testament to her life. In her later years she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing the lottery and scratch-offs. She received the most enjoyment being with family and friends on the back porch at our family home. These were wonderful times when the family would gather together for one of her great home-cooked meals. She was proud of her family, and if you didn't think so, all you had to do was talk to her about her children or grandchildren. In addition, she was generous and unselfish with her time and the love she gave to all who knew her. We loved her dearly and will miss her greatly.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Raymond M. Gibson (Nancy) of Cape May Court House, NJ, Betty Jean Wunder of Seymour, TN, and Nancy Lee Ferruggio of Jacksonville Beach, FL. In addition, she is survived by four grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

A private family viewing will be at Radzieta Funeral Home in Cape May Court House, NJ on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am at the Baptist Church Cemetery in Cape May Court House, NJ at which time friends are welcome to join the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the Genesis Court House Center in Cape May Court House, NJ, or to the Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, NJ in memory of Dorothy M. Gibson.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff and support personnel at Genesis Court House Center, and to Cape Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion of our mother, and the support given to the family. We would also like to thank her roommate Rita at Genesis for her kindness and understanding towards our mother.