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.”