Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 6, 2014

Adeline M. Dockery

WILLIAMSBURG — Adeline M. Dockery, 91, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Munson Medical Center. Adeline was born on Aug. 9, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Stephan W. and Maryanna J. (Patryas) Hoyne.

She married Bernard “Bernie” J. Dockery on Aug. 18, 1951, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. Together they lovingly raised five wonderful children.

Adeline lived in Chicago for 65 years prior to moving to the Williamsburg area, where she lived the remaining years of her life.

She was a dedicated member of Sacred Heart Church in Elk Rapids and loved to garden. Most importantly, Adeline loved her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Surviving Adeline are her children, June (Sam) Valenti, of Sunnyvale, Calif., Mary (Joe) Dockery-Jackson, of Rock Island, Ill., James (Michele Miles) Dockery, of Park Ridge, Ill., Thomas Dockery, of Williamsburg, and Sharon (Jeffrey) Carter, of Wyoming, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernie; and one brother, Jerome Hoyne.

Visitation will be held for Adeline on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. vigil, at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with visitation held one hour prior. Interment will take place in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kewadin.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass Intentions or a charity of one’s choice.

Please sign Adeline’s online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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