Dorothy Emma Ragen, age 81 of West Deptford, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, in Underwood Hospital after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Born in Woodstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. & Emma (Gerlack) Ragen. Dorothy was a graduate of Woodstown High School, and she received her LPN Nursing degree from Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She was a scrub nurse in Underwood Hospital, retiring in 1996 after 35 years of service. She was loved by all the surgeons who she assisted in the operating room. When not working, she enjoyed visiting the casinos. Dorothy was a great friend and a wonderful person who is loved and missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her very close friends, who were her family in every way: Madaline Grasso and her children, Michele, Carl, Yolanda, and Michael, and their children, Amy, Richard, Christoper, and Jason; and the Garrity sisters, Peachy, Karen, and Debbie, and their families. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister & brother-in-law, Winifred & Charles Gill; and Michele Grasso’s son, Edmund Kwiatkowski.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, December 21st in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service. Burial will be private. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.