Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Wilton Gregory Sr., Archbishop’s Father, Dies

Published December 23, 2010

Wilton Daniel Gregory Sr., father of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, died Dec. 8 after an extended hospital stay. He was 82.

Archbishop Gregory will celebrate a memorial Mass for his father on Monday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta.

At the time of his death, Mr. Gregory was in a hospice at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. He was buried in a private internment service at Mary, Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Ill.

Archbishop Gregory, in a memo to the Catholic Center staff and priests on his father’s death, said, “It was a special grace that I was able to baptize my father in the emergency room when I came to visit him at the end of October.”