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Priscilla "Dolly" Ann (Perushek) Grillo

July 12, 1933 — April 18, 2024

Hibbing

Priscilla Ann “Dolly” (Perushek) Grillo
July 12, 1933 April 18, 2024

Dolly A. Grillo, a longtime resident of Hibbing died Thursday April 18, 2024 at Guardian
Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing at the age of 90. She was born July
12, 1933 to Charles and Mary (Zubert) Perushek in Leonidas, Minnesota. Growing up,
she attended Eveleth schools and graduated in 1951. Dolly entered the Sacrament of
Marriage with Jim Grillo on April 23, 1955. This year they would have celebrated their
69th anniversary. Shortly after their marriage, Jim and Dolly proudly built their home in
Home Acres (aka Grilloville). There, they raised their five children in a neighborhood
filled with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Dolly was an active member of Saint
Leo’s and Blessed Sacrament churches. Volunteering with the CCW, she worked at many
soup suppers, fish fries, and bazaars. In her younger years, Dolly and Jim had a large
group of friends and were very active in their local dance club. She also enjoyed bridge
club, sewing club and church circle. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting and
attending almost every sporting event her children and grandchildren were involved in.
Throughout her entire life she was an avid sports fan. Thanks to Dolly, she and Jim found
a wonderful cabin on Perch Lake where they spent their summers. An important part of
her legacy will continue as her family gathers at “the cabin” each summer. In their
retirement years, Dolly and Jim took many fun filled trips. They especially enjoyed
traveling with Happy Trails bus tours making many new friends as they visited
America’s historic sites. Dolly was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great
Grandmother who took pride in raising her family. 
Dolly is survived by her husband of 69 years Jim Grillo, Hibbing, MN, five
children: Gina (Jeff) Rittgers, Mt. Iron, MN, Denise (Bill) Garrity, Hibbing, Christine
(Rich) Macy, Cedar, MN, Jim (Ann) Grillo, Cohasset, MN, and Michael (Debbie) Grillo,
St. Anthony, MN, 10 grandchildren: Brooke (Jed) Heubner, Kim (Mike) Miller, Bill
(Jodi) Garrity, Ryan Garrity, Megan (Blake) Ellefson, Michelle Macy, Ali (Ryan)
Gregory, Joey Grillo, Mekiah Grillo, and Liana Grillo, 16 great-grandchildren: Autra,
Gabe, Thomas, Eli, Gino, Novak, Emmitt, Payton, Lilly, Olivia, Dane, Rylan, Lydia,
Mindy, Vash, and Milo along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mary, brothers: Charles and
Wally Perushek, sister Marilyn Jacobsen and two beloved grandchildren: Patrick Macy
and Jon Rittgers.
Funeral services for Dolly will be 11:30am Friday April 26, 2024 at the Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. The Rev. Fr. Bill Skarich will celebrate the Mass
of Christian Burial. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:30 am funeral Mass at
the church on Friday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.
Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. In lieu of flowers,
donations given to the family will be provided to Family Life Center, a Hibbing charity
that was important to Dolly or donate to Star of the North Maternity Home:
https://togetherforlifenorthland.org/
To leave an online message of condolence; please visit us at;
www.doughertyofhibbing.com
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Priscilla "Dolly" Ann (Perushek) Grillo, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2310 7th Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Friday, April 26, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2310 7th Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746

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