Dorothy Ann Goll, age 80, passed away at Ascension Macomb Hospital on June 15, 2020. Dorothy was born on March 19, 1940 to Margaret and Rene Lambrechts in Detroit, Michigan.
Dorothy was one of three children, including her sister Janet and brother Richard. Dorothy met the love of her life, Carl James Goll, through mutual friends at a bowling alley. Carl, or as his family called him, Jim, made his living as an inspector in a shop while Dorothy worked at the gas company. Just being together was enough for them to be happy. They married on September 15, 1962 in Detroit. The couple lived in Clinton Township and in 1970, welcomed the only child that they would have, Renee. Dorothy was a stay at home mom so she could spend as much time as possible with Renee. The three had many years filled with happiness and amazing memories until the unfortunate passing of Jim in 1984. Dorothy would not remarry and raised Renee as a single parent in the years following. After Jim’s passing, Renee and Dorothy developed a close and unbreakable bond that will last forever. After Jim died, Dorothy worked a variety of jobs including making fishing lures, secretarial work, and after she retired, she helped out at her friend’s beauty shop.
In 1996 Dorothy welcomed a new son into her family when Renee and Anthony Agosta got married. Tony was the son she never had, and they were very close. Dorothy’s first grandson, Jeremy Carl Agosta, was born in May of 1998. Her second grandson, Jordan Anthony Agosta, was born in January of 2001. Dorothy was a devoted grandmother who spent as much time with them as she could. She babysat often, volunteered at their school, attended almost every school and sporting event, and cherished every moment with them.
Dorothy was a kind, quick witted, generous woman with tons of spunk and sass. This zest for life kept her going and helped her overcome many health obstacles throughout the years. Dorothy spent time with friends and family, helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, played BINGO, loved to cook, was an avid reader, appreciated an occasional rum and Coke, as well as enjoyed time just sitting outside in the summer. Dorothy also loved to watch her favorite show, Friday Night Smackdown, even though she knew it was choreographed.
Dorothy was always up for an adventure and made friends everywhere she went. Her family was everything to her and she loved to brag about her grandsons. Dorothy was a selfless woman who touched the hearts of everyone around her. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Renee, “son”-in-law Tony, grandsons Jeremy and Jordan, cousins, treasured friends, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date.
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