OBITUARY: Dolores ‘Cherie’ Stephan of Merritt Island Passed Away May 31 at Age 82
By Space Coast Daily // June 4, 2019
Was Brevard County Resident Since 1973
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Dolores Cherie Stephan, 82 of Merritt Island Florida, was born into the eternal life on May 31, 2019. She was born May 9, 1937, in Miami, Florida and was a Brevard County resident since 1973.
A mother of six children, she worked in Food & Beverage Operations in areas of Service and Management over the years and was with the Walt Disney company for 15 years before following her heart and changing her career to become an artist.
She traveled the U.S. for many years sharing her art until her retirement.
Dolores was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. She shared her strong faith and love of the Lord, Jesus Christ with everyone and was an inspiration to the many lives she touched.
Dolores is survived by her children, Linda Fagan, Connie Freeley, Tresa DiStasio, Donny Stephan, Troy Stephan,11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sister Joyce Sheridan and brother Clayton Hemmerle and countless extended family and close friends.
Dolores is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years Fred Stephan, parents Matthew and Mary Hemmerle, daughter Dolores, and brothers Billy, Bobby, Paul and Kenny.
A celebration of Dolores’s life will be held in Florida on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 1940 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that a donation be given in memory of Dolores Stephan to Holy Cross Community, 325 Arthur Avenue, Cocoa Beach Florida, 32931. Or, call 321-799-8383.
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