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Our Obituaries

Vincent "Jim" Giarmo, Sr.

April 20, 1923 - June 23, 2017

Vincent J. "Jim" Giarmo Sr., 94, of Monroe, MI peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home at 1:25 am on June 23, 2017. Jim was born April 30, 1923 to Antonio and Petrina (Schera) Giarmo. Jim was married to Ann (Gelardi) Giarmo May 3, 1945 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Dearborn, MI. Together, Jim and Ann were married for 55 years, and lived in the house he built in Frenchtown. Jim was a...
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Richard Waldroup

October 26, 1981 - June 4, 2017

Born in Monroe, Richard was the son of David and Carol (Wood) Waldroup. Richard worked as a cook for many restaurants in the local area including Michigan Bar and Grill, Pete's Garage, Johnny Joes and Harbor Inn and Ale, and at one time was co-owner of Gina's Kitchen. Most recently he had been employed by Complete Floor Service. Richard enjoyed playing poker, was a sports fanatic and loved...
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Frederick J. Knee

November 21, 1940 - June 2, 2017

Born in Adrian, Fred was the son of Frederick and June (McCarty) Knee. He married the love of his life, Norma Rudd, on June 25, 1960. Sadly she preceded him in death January 8, 2010. A 1958 graduate of Catholic Central High School, Fred worked for the State of Michigan as a Highway Construction Inspector, until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic...
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Clyde W. Henderson

May 3, 1955 - May 21, 2017

Born May 3, 1955 in Monroe, Clyde was the son of Robert and Lela Mae Cawood. He married Georgianna Barron on September 4, 1987 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church here in Monroe. Clyde worked as a Construction Safety Manager, having worked for Walbridge-Aldinger, Barton-Malow and Ford Motor Company in Flat Rock. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Clyde is survived by his loving son Daniel...
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Bill Buckley

December 16, 1942 - May 19, 2017

Bill Buckley, age 74 of Monroe, MI, peacefully met his Lord and Savior May 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH. Born December 16, 1942 in Detroit, MI to Leonard and Charlotte (James) Buckley. Bill and Sharon (Bennett) were married for 52 years and have resided in Monroe, MI for the last 46 years. They have 3 children Lisa Lewick of Monroe, MI, Patrick of Green Bay,...
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Marilyn A. Spears

July 18, 1941 - May 13, 2017

Born July 18, 1941 in Marshall, Illinois, Marilyn was the daughter of John and Lillian (Patton) Guthrie and raised by her mother and step-father Bob Tilley. She married the love of her life, Dean Franklin, in August of 1958. Marilyn turned her love of working with senior citizens into her business, doing Home Care for 20+ years, retiring in 2004. Marilyn truly enjoyed working with seniors and...
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Joan Margaret Croy

July 4, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Born in Detroit, Joan was the daughter of Darley and Isabell (Webster) Davis. She married the love of her life, John E. Croy, on September 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Howell. Sadly he preceded her in death October 26, 2014. Joan worked as a Realtor/Broker for many years. Joan had a strong interest in history and was very active with many historical organizations: Little...
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Donald "Don" Ray Brunell

August 2, 1958 - April 20, 2017

Twisted trails weeps today! The party has been moved to a higher location, as the ultimate son, brother, uncle and friend has passed away this day April 20, 2017 at the age of 58. He will be remembered for his unwavering determination in the face of physical difficulties and his unmatched kindness and love for others. Don was known for his ability to tell a joke or a funny story and made friends...
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William G. "Billy" Wood

October 16, 1966 - April 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Billy was the son of George H. and Barbara A. (Gerber) Wood II. He attended Monroe High School and had worked for Wood Auto Sales as well as Taylor Cadillac of Toledo. Billy was a past member of Monroe Boat Club and a member of the Monroe Goodtime Cruisers car club. He enjoyed collecting motorcycles, mini bikes and classic cars. Billy leaves to cherish his memory his brothers:...
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Leray Mayville

July 4, 1930 - April 15, 2017

Leray was born on Grosse Ile. She is survived by a sister Elsie; as well as many nieces and nephews.
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David Lee Diekman

December 9, 1958 - April 12, 2017

David Lee Diekman, age 58 of Monroe and Erie, passed away at home April 12th, 2017. Born December 9th, 1958 in Monroe to Henry (Kathy) Diekman and the late Mary Jane Ward. Loving husband of Nadine. Dear father of Jason (Jodi) Berry, the late Jessie, Lucas (Brandi), Rosie, and David (Brook). Proud grandfather of 8 with one on the way. Also survived by his siblings Darby (Lee) Redes, Brenda (Dave)...
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Parris Alexander Angel

August 31, 1942 - April 11, 2017

Born in Monroe, Parris was the son of Paul and Zelma (Nolf) Angel. After graduating from Trenton High School, he went on to faithfully serve his country in the United States Army. Parris then worked for over 30 years at Ford Motor Company, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing cards and watching Jeopardy, but his favorite times were those spent with his family, especially his...
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Stanley Albert Russeau

May 19, 1923 - April 9, 2017

Born in Monroe, Stanley was the son of Linus and Gladys (Butler) Russeau. He married the love of his life, Jeanette Vallade-Davey, August 20, 1969 in Monroe. Stanley retired from Woodall Industries. He then worked many years at Duff's Smorgasbord. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Stanley is survived by Jeanette, his wife of the past 47...
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Charles E. LaPrad

January 3, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Charles E. LaPrad, age 86 of Monroe, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at ProMedica Hospital in Monroe. Born January 3, 1931 in Monroe, Michigan, Charles was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Hammer) LaPrad. Charles served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954 and worked as a recorder for Great Lakes Steel for 30 years, retiring at age 51 in 1982. He married Arlene Bashaw December 29, 2009...
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Wanda J. Billock

December 29, 1941 - April 9, 2017

Wanda J. Billock, 75 of Monroe, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital-Trenton. Wanda was born December 29, 1941 in Monroe, Michigan to Ernest and Evelyn (Trowbridge) Heck. She married John J. Billock October 28, 1977 in Monroe, Michigan and was previously married to Richard Blanchett for 18 years. Wanda worked as a housekeeper for various places in Monroe throughout the years....
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Rosemary Lynn Kuderik

April 20, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Born in Monroe, Rosemary was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Grabetz) Kuderik. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton. Rosemary leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: John (Pauline) Kuderik of Carleton, Frank Kuderik of Carleton, Joseph (Ruth) Kuderik of Carleton, Barbara Basinger of Monroe and Joanne Willis of Carleton; as well as many nieces and nephews. Sadly she...
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Angelina Chansuolme

August 3, 1919 - April 2, 2017

Chansuolme, Angelina, age 97, April 2, 2017 of Riverview, MI. Beloved mother of Jorge "Joe" (Linda) Chansuolme and the late Francisco Javier Chansuolme. Also survived by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren.
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Tom A. Krzyston

July 30, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Thomas "Tom" A. Krzyston, 76 of Monroe, passed away Sunday April 2, 2017 in his home. Born July 30, 1940 in Monroe, Michigan to Joseph A. and Ann Marie (Vadun) Krzyston. Tom worked in labor relations for Ford Motor Company, was the former commissioner at the port of Monroe, and also served 2 terms on city council. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monroe and enjoyed...
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Kay Frances Brunell

February 24, 1938 - March 29, 2017

Born in Gibraltar, Kay was the daughter of Norman and Dorothy (Buckner) Gerow. She married the love of her life, Russell Brunell, May 11, 1957 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rockwood. Sadly he preceded her in death April 1, 1992. As well as being a dedicated homemaker, Kay retired from Ternes Packaging after many years of service. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and Frenchtown...
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Katharine H. Rice

October 13, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Katharine was the daughter of Anton and Aline (Buck) Sandrin. Katharine worked for many years for Detroit Edison here in Monroe before her retirement. Katharine leaves to cherish her memory her son Mark Geal of Monroe, as well as a brother William Sandrin of Derwood, Maryland.
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Robert "Bob" Charles Gerson

March 30, 1936 - March 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" Charles Gerson, age 80 of Monroe, formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away March 24th, 2017. Born to the late George and Julia Gerson in Rochester, PA on March 30th, 1936. The family soon moved to Cleveland, OH, where Bob would later meet and marry his wife Patricia Pavlik on September 29th, 1956. In 1966 they moved to Monroe and Bob began working at the Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant,...
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Jamey Lee Navarre II

April 22, 1999 - March 21, 2017

Jamey Lee Navarre, April 22, 1999-March 21, 2017. Jamey Lee Navarre, age 17 of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday March 21st 2017. He was the son of Jamey Lee Navarre Sr. and Julie Scott Navarre. He was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Upon the death of his father, Jamey was adopted on October 19 of 2004 by Gary and Terry Navarre. Jamey attended Jefferson Schools and was Baptized, Confirmed...
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Dorothy Smith Pillarelli

April 26, 1922 - March 18, 2017

Dorothy Opal (Smith) Pillarelli, aged 94, died very peacefully on March 18, 2017 at The Villa at Rose City Nursing Home. Dorothy was born April 26, 1922, in Monroe Michigan, the daughter of Elsworth and Elsie Smith. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed family time, friends, and the outdoors. She loved to knit and crochet – and she spent many enjoyable hours reading all sorts of literature. Dorothy...
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Madeline (Mignano) Jenkins

June 18, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Born in Monroe, Madeline was the daughter of Salvatore and Vencinzina (Casciola) Mignano. She married the love of her life, Eugene Jenkins, on July 4, 1956 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A dedicated homemaker, Madeline also worked for over 50 years at the family business, Mignano's Food and Beer Center on Monroe's East Side. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers but her most cherished...
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William "Bill" Hunzicker

May 29, 1948 - March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 at 2:45pm, Neverland gained another lost boy. William Vincent Hunzicker's heart beat one last time. He was born May 29, 1948 in Burlington Vermont and was adopted when he was 8 years old by Anastasia and William Hunzicker. He lived in Arizona, Vermont and Michigan. Bill worked at Guardian Glass, Metal Tech and IKO. He married the love of his life, Kay Hunzicker, on July 27th...
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Betty Ann Waterhouse

October 23, 1952 - March 4, 2017

Born in Albion, Iowa, Betty was the daughter of Vernon and Thelma (Cheek) Vinton. A graduate of Monroe High School, she married the love of her life, Cris Waterhouse, on July 21, 1978. Sadly he preceded her in death March 13, 2006. A dedicated homemaker, Betty also worked as a Custodian with Monroe Public Schools for many years, retiring in 1997. Betty enjoyed playing POGO on the computer,...
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Daniel "Dan" Mansfield

January 19, 1973 - March 1, 2017

Born in Monroe, Dan was the son of Gerald and Sharon (Polger) Mansfield. He attended Monroe High School. An avid Ohio State Football Fan, Dan also enjoyed "Gaming", fishing, snowmobiling and Facebook. His favorite foods were tacos and pizza. Known as a "Jack of All Trades" he also enjoyed working on cars. Dan leaves to cherish his memory his sons, from the union with Patty Wood: Joseph S....
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Tanis Fay Wolf

July 12, 1941 - February 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, she was the daughter of Victor and Delphine (Hopp) Wolf. She graduated in 1959 from St. Mary Academy. Tanis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She served on the Christian Service Commission and was a member of the St. Mary's Christian Women and of the Rosary Makers. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Monroe County Right to Life as a...
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Delores "Sue" Cook

September 20, 1938 - February 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Sue was the daughter of Roy and Mary (Adkins) Gose. She married the love of her life, Roy V. Cook, on June 27, 1964 here in Monroe. A dedicated homemaker, Sue also was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for many years and also had worked at B & M Industries. She was a member of the Ladies Club for over 50 years, meeting monthly to socialize and have dinner together. Sue enjoyed...
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Derek E. Dmochowski

September 3, 1968 - February 16, 2017

Born in Trenton, Derek was the son of William and Sharon (Zalewski) Dmochowski. He worked as a Clerk for Wayne County for over 23 years. Derek leaves to cherish his memory his parents William and Sharon; a sister Mara (Peter) Milligan; as well as two nieces: Macey Milligan and Lyla Milligan. Sadly he was preceded in death by a brother Aaron Dmochowski and a sister Antoinette Dmochowski.
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Christine Marie Phillips

February 23, 1947 - February 7, 2017

Born in Monroe, Christine was the daughter of Kenneth and Wilma (Miller) Dusseau. A dedicated homemaker Christine was a devout Christian. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, traveling, collecting knickknacks and antiques; reading; and feeding the birds and squirrels in her yard. Christine also very much enjoyed talking to others and sharing her life experiences, but her favorite times...
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James "Unka Jim" Dempsey

July 2, 1947 - February 2, 2017

Born in Detroit, James was the son of Joseph and Ivy (Holland) Dempsey. He worked for many years for Charles Oehring Well Drilling, retiring in 1999. James was a member of the Estral Beach Fire Department. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and looking for mushrooms. James also enjoyed shooting pool and playing Euchre. James leaves to cherish his memory his daughters: Patricia Morris of...
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Michael J. Asam

February 20, 1959 - January 31, 2017

Born in Detroit, Michael was the son of Charles and Joyce (Rardin) Asam. He was as Truck Driver for many years before his retirement. Michael leaves to cherish his memory his children: Loren (Derek) Fulner of Monroe and David Asam of Monroe; his mother Joyce Asam of Monroe; five grandchildren: Allisun Fulner, Tyler Fulner, Mason Fulner, Kyleigh Dionne and Kyle Dionne; as well as two brothers:...
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Rocky Joe Michael Liparoto

June 27, 1970 - January 29, 2017

Born in Monroe, Rocky was the son of Vincent and Helen (Asher) Liparoto. Rocky was a kind and loving, outgoing, sensitive guy that knew no stranger. He cared about everyone. He was treasured and loved by all. Known as a free spirit and somewhat of a "daredevil" he was nicknamed Evel Knievel as a kid. Rocky enjoyed playing basketball with his daughters, hockey as well as riding four wheelers,...
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Marian Rose Reaume

July 5, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Born in Newport, Marian was the daughter of Camilus and Eleanor (Lorenz) Manor. She married the love of her life, Ralph Reaume, on September 28, 1946. Sadly, he preceded her in death October 1, 1999. A dedicated homemaker, Marian also was a Nurse at Mercy Hospital here in Monroe, Memorial Hospital here in Monroe and Mercy Hospital in Grayling, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Charles...
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Albert W. Weisheimer

September 28, 1924 - January 18, 2017

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Albert was the son of Albert and Linna (Lewis) Weisheimer. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from March 4, 1944 until April 18, 1946. Albert worked as a pilot for most of his working career. Albert will best be remembered for living his life with an undying willingness to help others, making a life-changing impact on many in our community. ...
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John T. Peters

March 12, 1949 - January 18, 2017

John T. Peters, age 67, of Newport, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital, after a 1 month stay in their Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit surrounded by his family. Upon his death, he became a tissue and bone donor through the Gift of Life. Born in Monroe, John was the son of Kenneth and Helen (Fix) Peters. He proudly served his country in the United...
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Florence H. Ridner

March 11, 1930 - January 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Florence was the daughter of Fredrick and Frances (Poupard) Steinman. She married William Rose who sadly preceded her in death. She then married Arnold Ridner who also preceded her in death. A dedicated homemaker Florence also had worked in housekeeping at Riverside Hospital in Trenton. Florence leaves to cherish her memory her children: Virginia Fezier of Jackson, Ohio,...
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Walter Alan Sobus

December 25, 1949 - January 16, 2017

Walter Alan Sobus, age 67 of Monroe, passed away January 16th, 2017. Born December 25th, 1949 to the late Walter and Jeanette Sobus. After graduating from John Glenn High School in Westland, Walter would serve his country in the United States Army. On June 5th, 1987 he married the love of his life Beth Boudrie. For over 23 years Walter was a dedicated employee of Holland, Inc. in Bowling Green,...
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Ellis Wayne "Elmo" Valley

September 3, 1968 - January 13, 2017

Ellis Wayne "Elmo" Valley, age 48 of Monroe, passed away Friday January 13, 2017. Born September 3, 1968 in Trenton, Ellis was the son of Ellis Eugene and Genevia (Rice) Valley. Sadly, his mother preceded him in death. Ellis worked for Wee Bee Scrappers and also worked doing various jobs throughout Monroe. He was a member at the Eagles and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and...
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Mary Ann McMullin

July 15, 1929 - January 7, 2017

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, Mary Ann was the daughter of David and Irene (Girard) Sheehan. She married the love of her life, Joseph T. McMullin, on May 10, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death October 31, 1986. A dedicated homemaker, Mary Ann also worked as a Secretary for St. Charles Catholic Church from 1987 until her retirement in 2008. A longtime member of St. Charles Catholic Church...
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Hobart "Hobie" Meyers

September 3, 1924 - January 7, 2017

Born in Monroe, Hobie was the son of Hobart and Goldie (Lazette) Meyers. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during World War II from April 1943 until December 1945 with the 246th Combat Engineers. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe, as well as the Invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. Hobie...
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Shirley Hill

August 21, 1927 - January 1, 2017

Born in Ida, Shirley was the daughter of Frank and Addie (Straub) Schneider. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Earl Hill, on July 3, 1947 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death June 23, 2007. A dedicated homemaker, Shirley's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She attended church at St. Joseph...
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Derek J. Slominski

April 29, 1960 - December 28, 2016

Born in Detroit, Derek was the son of Stephen and Mary Ann (Goodnough) Slominski. He worked as the Welder/Fabricator until taking a medical retirement. Derek was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Monroe. Derek is survived by his children: Dana (Bob) Reaser of Leesburg, Florida, Autumn Slominski of Whitmore Lake and Derek Slominski of Whitmore Lake; his mother Mary Ann Hall of Newport;...
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James M. Moleski

December 24, 1959 - December 26, 2016

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, James was the son of Walter and Carol (Lassa) Moleski. James was a 1978 graduate of Monroe High School where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar, going for walks and sports. James leaves to cherish his memory his mother Carol of Monroe, a brother Robert (Marie) Moleski of Monroe and a sister Kathleen (George)...
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Albina Kundrat-Graham

May 17, 1926 - December 14, 2016

Albina Kundrat-Graham; age 90 of Frenchtown Twp. was born on May 17, 1926 in Conneaut, Ohio to Christy and Mary (nee: Cappuccilli) Carducci and died on December 14 at IHM Health Care Center in Monroe. Beloved wife of the late Charles Graham and the late Paul Kundrat. Loving mother of Anna M. (the late Herbert) Ball of Monroe, Paula Ann (Barney) Bunce of Monroe and the late Timothy D. Kundrat of...
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Michael S. Liparoto

September 27, 1954 - December 5, 2016

Born September 27, 1954 in Detroit, Michael was the son of Vito and Janice (Lee) Liparoto. A graduate of Riverview High School, he worked assembly for Ford Motor Company her in Monroe until his retirement. Michael is survived by his children: Brandy (Ernie) Burnison of Fulton, Michigan, Tinisha (Brett) Arnett of Peoria, Arizona and Anthony Liparoto of Southgate; nine grandchildren and four...
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James H. Deaton

September 1, 1966 - December 4, 2016

James H. Deaton, age 50 of Monroe, passed away December 4th, 2016. Loving father of James, Joshua, Jude, and Jared. Dear son of Lynne Deaton and Harold Deaton. James is also survived by a sister Paula Deaton, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sadly he was preceded in death by his grandparents Rueben and Pauline Lockwood, and Lawrence Deaton. James loved fishing, music, and was a...
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Mary Ann Weyher

December 6, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Born in Maybee, Mary was the daughter of William and Mary (Rummel) Knabusch. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Weyher, on May 27, 1950. Sadly he preceded her in death in 2002. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a Bank Teller for Peoples Federal Bank in Monroe and at the various banks in Maybee, retiring in 1992. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Maybee...
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Charles "Mike" Wilson

April 16, 1950 - November 28, 2016

Born in Lafollette, Tennessee, Mike was the son of Ralph and Lorraine (Thomas) Wilson. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from February 6, 1969 until February 11, 1971, in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Mike was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze stars as well as many others. Mike marred...
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Mary E. Verhoeven

June 5, 1931 - November 25, 2016

Mary was born on June 5, 1931 in Monroe, Michigan to the late Charles and Margaret (Sloan) Verhoeven. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Peruski and nephew, Eric Clark. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Schwabe, Gertrude Verhoeven and Charlene Clark and brother-in-law, Leonard Peruski, all of Michigan. Mary leaves behind one niece, nine nephews and life long friend, Fran Sylvis...
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Katherine Ann Ball

November 25, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Katherine Ann Ball, age 86 of Monroe, passed away November 25, 2016. Katherine was born in Monroe on November 25, 1930 to the late George and Mildred (Langley) Bieber. After graduating from Summerfield High School, Katherine would marry her late husband Joseph Andrew Ball on September 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2001. Katherine loved taking care of people. For over 31 years...
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Patricia Ann Compora

August 21, 1938 - November 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Compora, age 78 of Lambertville, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully November 23, 2016. Patricia was born in Monroe, MI on August 21, 1938 to the late John and Mary Billock. On June 30, 1962 she married her loving husband Daniel R. Compora at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe. He would later precede her in death on January 19th, 1995. Since Daniel's passing, Patricia has...
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Bess B. Mignano

May 25, 1919 - November 20, 2016

Born in Monroe, Bess was the daughter of Salvatore and Vencinzina (Casciola) Mignano. Bess worked her whole life at the family business, Mignano's Food and Beer Center on Monroe's East Side. She had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bess enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews,...
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Kim Michael Walker

May 22, 1951 - November 15, 2016

Born in Monroe, Kim was the son of Orville and Gladys (Duby) Walker. He married the love of his life, Patricia Morris, on March 15, 1974. Sadly she preceded him in death October 13, 2014. A dedicated husband and father, Kim worked as a Steel Worker for over 30 years at Detroit Stoker Company, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels cars, and watching Detroit Sports Teams, but most...
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G. Anthony "Tony" Scibilia

August 19, 1947 - November 14, 2016

Tony Scibilia was born August 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Giovanna (Moschelli) Scibilia. His love for our great country showed in his time serving her in our US Navy, he took pride in the service he did. In September of 1966 he would meet the love of his life and future wife, Cathy, the two were married on February 14, 1970. From there he would grow and start their life together...
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Pearl Mary Smith

February 27, 1921 - November 12, 2016

Pearl grew up in Newport and Monroe, Michigan, and was the daughter of Albert and Louise Barron of Newport. She was married to the late Woodrow Wilson Smith and is survived by their daughters: Donna Bashaw, Ruthann Shanteau (Clem) Fuentes, Sandra (Norm) Ortolan and Ann Marie Roussin; also numerous nieces and nephews. She has 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great...
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Steven Michael Doty

May 5, 1989 - November 5, 2016

Born May 5, 1989 Steven was the son of John and Sheryl (Pillarelli) Doty Sr. A 2007 graduate of Monroe High School he enjoyed working in Musicals and Drama Club Plays with director Sue Sacks. He also helped his parents with All Around Sounds DJ Music Service. Steven received many awards performing in Jazz, Concert and Marching Band. Steven received local notoriety when he helped lead the Gay...
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Jennie Lynn Honey-Collins

January 29, 1976 - November 5, 2016

Born in Westland, Jennie was the daughter of Herbert "Frank" and Annette (Marsh) Honey. A dedicated homemaker Jennie's primary focus in life was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Jennie leaves to cherish her memory her children: Billy Collins III of Westland (his fiancé' Rosalie Estrada) and Morgan Collins of East Lansing; a grandson Billy Collins IV; siblings: Frank Honey...
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Mary C. Steffes

December 6, 1925 - October 31, 2016

Born in Newton Falls, Ohio, Mary was the daughter of Michael and Bertha (Chopko) Cherney. She married the love of her life, Hubert Steffes, on September 29, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church here in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death February 26, 1999. A dedicated homemaker she enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a faithful member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and volunteered for the...
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Shirley Ann Swope

March 22, 1927 - October 29, 2016

Shirley Ann "Speedy" (nee: Boudrie) Swope, age 89 of Monroe, Michigan passed away on October 29, 2016 at Fountainview of Monroe. The daughter of Harvey and Elsie (nee: Duvall) Boudrie was born on March 22, 1927 in Monore, Michigan. On July 21, 1945 in Monroe she married Wallace Theodore Swope. Shirley is survived by her 3 daughters Judy (Jim) Fischer, Sherry ( Lonnie) Sweat and Linda ( Joseph)...
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Martin L. Selvidge

October 1, 1942 - October 26, 2016

Born in Monroe, Martin was the son of Leonard and Leona (Miller) Selvidge. He married Linda Bonifacio on July 3, 1965 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Martin owned Monroe Underground Construction Company. After his retirement he became an owner/operator in the trucking industry. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was a Board Member with Catholic Social...
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Sean Jeremy Slaughterbeck

January 10, 1976 - October 22, 2016

Born in Sylvania, Ohio Sean was the son of Walter and Linda (Jacquot) Slaughterbeck. A 1994 graduate of Start High School in Toledo, Sean had recently worked as a Care Giver in the Home Health Care Industry. Prior to working health care he had worked at Firestone here in Monroe. An avid sports fan, Sean's favorite teams included the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. He...
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Mark William Weyher

January 22, 1963 - October 20, 2016

Mark William Weyher, age 53 of Maybee, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mark is survived by his loving wife Joan and son Bradlee. He is also survived by his mother Mary Ann, siblings Linda (Harry) Chappell, Clifford (Roxanne), Bonnie (Warren) Jondro, Randal (Cindy), 9 nieces and nephews, and 1 grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth and...
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Robert Steven Kurilla

August 8, 1946 - October 19, 2016

Robert Steven Kurilla, age 70 of Southgate, passed away October 19th, 2016. Loving husband of the late Robyn. Dear father of Kim (Dale) Metzger and the late Katherine Reed. Proud grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 10. Also survived by his sister Katherine (John) Druskinis and brother John (Cathy) Kurilla. In addition to his daughter Katherine, Robert was preceded in death by his parents...
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Gerald "Gerry" Nash

August 30, 1940 - October 16, 2016

Gerald "Gerry" William Nash passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Gerry was born in Monroe, MI on Aug. 30, 1940 to Gerald and Effie (Irwin) Nash. He graduated from Monroe High School (Class of '58) and earned an Associate's Degree from Monroe County Community College. He served in the Army, including a tour in Germany, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. He...
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Carmen Bonita Golden

September 18, 1934 - October 1, 2016

Born in Toledo, Carmen was the daughter of Raymond Ward and Honoria Teresa Magris Tarrio Ward. She married the love of her life, Oliver J. Golden, Jr. on December 7, 1963. (A day that will live in infamy, he loved to joke.) He preceded her in death October 6, 2001. A dedicated homemaker, the family lived on West Elm Ave. for over 30 years. Carmen also managed McNally Cottage, a bed and...
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Samuel Michael Marino

June 23, 1936 - September 29, 2016

Samuel Michael Marino, age 80 of Monroe, passed away September 29, 2016. Loving husband of Nancy. Dear father of Doug (Debbie) of Monroe, Mark (Kathy) of Glennie, MI, Joe of Monroe, Debbie (Mark) Menzel of Erie, and Karen (Michael) Moore of Strasburg, CO. Stepfather of Robin Neely of Lincoln Park, Renea Neely of Monroe, and Richard Ausbrooks of Monroe. Also survived by his sister Mary (Ralph)...
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Carl F. Duetscher

April 28, 1929 - September 29, 2016

Born in Point Place, Ohio, Carl was the son of Carl H. and Marie (Piaski) Duetsdcher. Carl faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Patricia "Lena" Tillie, on February 27, 1965 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly she preceded him in death July 5, 1995. A dedicated husband and father, Carl worked for over 25...
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Della F. Martin

July 6, 1935 - September 29, 2016

Born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, Della was the daughter of Joe and Bertha (Hurst) Carroll. She married Donald Drouillard in 1950. She then married John Martin in 1969. A dedicated homemaker, Della took great pride in tending to her Rose Garden, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Della leaves to cherish her memory her children: Nancy ...
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Geraldine Lake

October 29, 1929 - September 24, 2016

Born in Huntsville, Tennessee, Geraldine was the daughter of Leamon and Bertie (Strunk) Botts. She married the love of her life, Venzel Lake, on October 13, 1951. Sadly he preceded her in death October 25, 1983. A dedicated homemaker Geraldine enjoyed cooking for family and friends, but her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren. Geraldine leaves to cherish her memory her children: Jean ...
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Kenneth Dean Kuhlman

April 20, 1938 - September 17, 2016

Born in Monroe, Kenneth was the son of Dean "Gobby" and Hazel (Jeffs) Kuhlman. A 1956 graduate of Monroe High School he also attended Monroe County Community College. Throughout his life Ken worked for Jim Spas Standard on North Dixie Highway, 20 years as a Trailer Mechanic for Jones Transfer, and later at Ace Union Fire in Monroe. Ken was a member of the Brest Bay Gun Club for 51 years and...
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Martha Ann Harris

February 18, 1957 - August 23, 2016

Martha A. Harris—February 18, 1957 – August 23, 2016. Martha was a sassy woman, with an infectious laugh and a love for chocolate, comfy slippers, and four-legged friends. And she was one hell of a warrior. She battled Multiple Sclerosis for over 30 years and made the decision to survive using grace, humor and courage. Martha married her first love, David, over 42 years ago and was the mother...
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Chance W. Furrow

October 25, 1974 - August 22, 2016

Born in Monroe, Chance was the son of Lonnie Furrow and Judith Prajzner. A graduate of Dundee High School, he had worked as a Meat Cutter at one time. Chance also worked as a Police Officer in Elmore, Ohio, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his son. Chance leaves to cherish his memory his son Brendan Furrow of Flat Rock; as well as his siblings...
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Verneal E. Carr

July 23, 1929 - August 12, 2016

Born in Lorain, Ohio, Verneal was the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Campbell) Beal. She married the love of her life, John Carr, on November 23, 1948. Sadly he preceded her in death May 13, 2003. A dedicated homemaker, Verneal also had worked various positions throughout her life, including Glazier Gifts in Orlando, Florida for some 15 years, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed crocheting,...
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Jesse Lathan

December 7, 1967 - August 12, 2016

Born in Monroe, Jesse was the son of James and Ruthie (Littleton) Lathan. A 1987 graduate of Monroe High School, he worked as a laborer at various factories. He was a member of the Spiritual Israel Church Monroe Mission where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. Jesse leaves to cherish his memory, Lorette, his wife of the past 15 years; children: Jessica Lucas of Monroe,...
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Ernest Harold Prather

July 30, 1923 - August 10, 2016

Prather, Ernest Harold, age 93 of Newport, passed away under the care of ProMedica Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH, August 10, 2016 after a long battle with Dementia. Born July 30, 1923 in Detroit, MI. Ernest married Kathleen Ida Shoemaker of Newport October 25, 1946. They would have celebrated their 70th anniversary this October. Ernest is also survived by his three daughters Jeani (John) Campbell...
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Daniel E. Riley

September 22, 1958 - August 7, 2016

Born in Dearborn, Daniel was the son of Ellis and Patricia (Brubaker) Riley. Daniel worked as a Custodian at Flat Rock High School and as a Security Guard. He enjoyed Bowling, doing Word Search Puzzles and Instant Lottery Tickets, as well as a good cup of coffee and a donut. Daniel leaves to cherish his memory his siblings: Pamela (Rex) Gilbert of Monroe, Jeffrey (Jeanne) Riley of Sumpter...
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Grace E. Johnson

December 7, 1928 - July 28, 2016

Born in Monroe, Grace was the daughter of Joseph and Flossie (Cogan) Duby. She married Robert Livernois, sadly he preceded her in death. She then was married to Charles Johnson who also preceded her in death. A dedicated homemaker, Grace also owned and operated Grace's Diner on Front Street in Monroe as well as a bakery on US-12 in the Irish Hills. She loved online shopping, QVC and Baking. ...
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Eleanor M. Rise

July 26, 1930 - July 26, 2016

Born in Newton, Illinois, Eleanor was the daughter of Everett and Martha (Woodard) Mitchell. A 1948 graduate of St. Mary Academy, she married Joseph Rise on June 6, 1968. Sadly he preceded her in death March 15, 1985. Eleanor worked various positions throughout her life: as a secretary for St. Mary's Rectory, Monroe Senior Center and Monroe County Senior Legal Services as well as a number of...
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Garry Dean Harter

March 25, 1945 - July 23, 2016

Born in Toledo, Garry was the son of Robert and Viola (Loomis) Harter. He honorably served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War from July 22, 1963 until July 9, 1966. Garry received the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He married Lynn McCloskey on September 16, 1972. Garry was a Self Employed Mechanic and...
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Michael Lee Potter

October 20, 1960 - July 22, 2016

Born October 20, 1960 in Hudson, Michael was the son of Richard and Priscilla (Goodrich) Potter. A 1979 graduate of Monroe High School and 1983 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Business Administration, he was a Purchasing Agent for US Silica in Rockwood for over 25 years, retiring in 2013. An avid MSU Spartan fan as well as a Detroit Tiger Baseball fan, Michael recently...
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Tina Ann Giarmo

July 18, 1949 - July 12, 2016

Tina Ann Giarmo, age 67 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Magnum Care of Monroe. Born June 18, 1949 in Monroe, Tina was the daughter of Samuel and Theresa (Grego) Giarmo. She had married Elwood Gay in 1971. Tina worked as a Nurse's Aide at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor for over 20 years, retiring in 2009. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe, Tina was an...
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Donald Clifton Brown

October 5, 1936 - July 7, 2016

Donald C. Brown, age 79 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Born October 5, 1936 in Toledo, Donald was the son of Clifton and Elenor (Pierce) Brown. For many years, Donald work construction, building Butler Buildings. He also farmed and worked for a period of time at a box factory in Dundee. He enjoyed playing billiards, going to auctions and...
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Gunnar E. Johnson

August 16, 1938 - July 7, 2016

Johnson, Gunnar E., age 77 of Newport, Michigan, formerly of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, passed away July 7, 2016. Loving husband of Carole. Dear father of Michele (Donald) Meade of Logan, West Virginia, Gregory of Beloit, Wisconsin, Kirsten (Mark) Huff of Britton, MI, Jeffrey of Fremont, OH, Eric of Franklin, OH, and Mark (Jennifer) of Trenton, MI. Proud grandfather of 12 and great...
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Antoinette M. Bomia

September 13, 1923 - July 3, 2016

Antoinette M. Bomia, age 92 of Monroe, passed away peacefully into heaven Sunday, July 3, 2016 at MediLodge of Monroe with her family by her side. Born in Monroe, Antoinette was the daughter of Vincensio and Rosina (Mariano) Rossi. At the young age of four, Antoinette's mother passed away and with her sister Mary were raised by the Sisters of IHM until their mid teens when they were reunited...
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Raymond C. Allore

May 28, 1944 - July 1, 2016

Born in Toledo, Raymond was the son of Peter and Marjorie (Miller) Allore. A 1963 graduate of Monroe High School he married the love of his life, Claire Kenney, on June 26, 1965. Raymond worked as a Millwright with Local 1102 for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As an avid outdoorsman and hunter Raymond was a life member of...
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Frances A. Winland

June 7, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Born in Brooklyn, West Virginia, Frances was the daughter of Asa and Lucy (Murner) Kimble. She married the love of her life, Clem Winland, on June 20, 1946. Sadly he preceded her in death November 18, 1988. A dedicated homemaker, Frances also had worked at various restaurants as a cook and as a waitress. Frances also was well known for playing the Bass in country bands until just last year;...
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Leona Foster

May 15, 1929 - June 16, 2016

Leona Foster, 87, of Monroe, passed away at 11:35pm Thursday at Fountainview of Monroe. Leona was born May 15, 1929 in Monroe, MI, the daughter of Clifford and Pearl (Nadeau) Frey. She married James Foster on November 3, 1951 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Newport. Together they had two children; Garry and Stella. Leona was a homemaker. A lifelong member of St. Charles Catholic Church, she...
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Gloria Ann Bell

November 23, 1940 - June 9, 2016

Gloria Ann Bell had been a Monroe resident for the past five years. She passed away at Promedica Nursing Facility on Thursday June 9 at 4:15 a.m. She was proceeded in death by her husband Charles (Bud) Bell Sr. Gloria was a loving mother to Bonnie Ellison, a mother in-law to Jeff Ellison and a grandmother to Justin, Makailyn and Hannah Ellison. Gloria was a pass resident of Delray Beach,...
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Vincente "Vinnie" Amaya

September 8, 1962 - June 2, 2016

Born in Saline, Vincente was the son of Eluterio Falcon and Maria Olivia (Valadez) Amaya. He attended Mason Consolidated Schools and played various sports, being given the nickname of " The Bumblebee". Vincente very much enjoyed spending time with his family, having bonfires and cookouts. People were amused by the stories that he told, most of which started out "many, many moons ago", and...
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Helen E. Cesnulis

November 5, 1919 - May 28, 2016

Helen Cesnulis, a long-time resident of Monroe passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the age of 96 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. Born on November 5, 1919 in Lorain, Ohio; Helen was the daughter of Walter and Domicele. She married Antanas Cesnulis in 1948 after a lengthy eight year separation due to World War II. Despite impossible odds, these two spirits separated by distance...
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Rick Greiner

September 10, 1968 - May 26, 2016

Rick was born on September 10, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio and died on May 26, 2016 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe, Michigan at the age of 47; he was of Monroe. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving dad of Rachel of Monroe, Danielle of Monroe, Keyton of Monroe and the late Norman Richard Grenier, III. Proud grandfather of Audrey, Drake and Ryane. Cherished son of Sharon Wrege of Monroe...
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Margaret L. Lechy

September 20, 1924 - May 22, 2016

Born September 20, 1924 Margaret was the daughter of William and Louisa (Fischer) Reinhardt. She married the love of her life, James Lechy, on May 12, 1950. Sadly he preceded her in death May 27, 1991. Margaret was an Accountant Clerk for Shoreline Railroad (now Grand Trunk Railroad) for over 38 years, retiring in 1981. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, as well as member...
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Edith (Stella) Philomena Priest

October 2, 1917 - May 19, 2016

Edith was born October 2, 1917 in Lake Leelanau, Michigan to Ferdinand and Ellen Brow, the last of the couple's 12 children. She married the love of her life, Alfred Priest, on August 28, 1934; the two lived in Traverse City for many years. She worked at Bayview Studios as a hand-coloring artist as well as a seamstress at Willham's Department Store during her life in Traverse City. After her...
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Neil A. Mack

December 8, 1952 - May 11, 2016

Neil A. Mack, age 63 of Monroe, passed away peacefully in his home May 11, 2016. Born December 8, 1952 in London England, Neil was the son of the late Ronald and Phyllis Mack. Loving husband of Michele. Dear father of Rebecca, Andrew, Mathew, Adam (Angela), Brent, and Bailey. Proud grandfather of Trinity, Justice, Landon, and Sophia. Also survived by a sister Janice Cox of Florida. For over...
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Angela Rose Wright

January 3, 1984 - May 6, 2016

Born in Monroe, Angela was the daughter of Ollie and Rosemary (Roof) Wright Jr. A graduate of Monroe High School, Angela worked as a Manager at Burger King, a Leasing Specialist with JRK Residential and most recently as a Direct Care Worker doing home care. She enjoyed writing, especially poems and songs; singing and was a talented softball player; but most of all she cherished time spent with...
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Elizabeth Robinson

November 20, 1936 - May 4, 2016

Born in Monroe, Elizabeth was the daughter of Alex and Laura (Marino) Kush. She married the love of her life, Donald Robinson, on September 29, 1956. A dedicated homemaker, Elizabeth also worked for over 31 years at Mercy-Memorial Hospital, retiring in 2003. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Altar Society and later St. Michael Catholic Church. Her hobbies...
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Donna J. Dufour

December 4, 1937 - April 16, 2016

Donna was born on December 4, 1937 to Wesley J. and Cula M. (Stiles) Hanna at home in LaSalle Twp., Michigan. On March 3, 1956 she was married to Joseph D. Dufour by Arnold Lajiness who was the LaSalle Twp. Justice of the peace. Joseph died on January 23, 2009. She was preceded in death by her children Joseph D. Dufour, Jr. and Daniel H. Dufour, her sister Beatrice E. Geiman of Taylor,...
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Nelda "Judy" Boltz

August 17, 1930 - April 7, 2016

Born in Maybee, Judy was the daughter of Luke and Henrietta (Baum) Liedel. She married the love of her life, Howard C. Boltz on October 21, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Sadly he preceded her in death June 27, 2014. A dedicated and loving homemaker, Judy worked at Monroe Rubber and Plastic for over 25 years, retiring in 1990. Her favorite activities were taking care of her home and family;...
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