- May 7, 1934 - October 14, 2016
- Harrison Township, Michigan
of Sophia's Passing
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Sophia I. Sobson a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Farms, beloved wife of the late Henry H. Sobson, passed away peacefully in her home with dignity and grace, on October 14, 2016, at the age of 82. She was born on May 7, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. Sophia was 20 years old when she met the love of her life, Henry Sobson at Liberty State Bank as co-workers. The two were married on August 13, 1955 at St. Florian Catholic Church in Hamtramck. Sophia and Henry celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. Sophia was a devoted wife who lovingly cared for Henry until his death in 2005. Sophia was a proud woman and was known by all as a genuine lady who was devoted to her family and friends. Sophia never had an unkind word for anyone. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and entertaining family at her favorite place "the cottage" in Harrison Township, Michigan. She will be remembered as being a gracious hostess who loved entertaining. She was a gifted artist and enjoyed teaching art classes. Her knack for the arts and crafts was evident through her needlepoint, ceramics, pottery, knitting and crocheting. Mrs. Sobson was a devout Catholic. She was a former member of the Altar Society at St. Paul Catholic Church. Sophia was also a member of the Fontbonne Auxiliary and a devoted member of the St. Therese Monastery Prayer Group. Later in life, Sophia enjoyed being active in the Polish community at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida and was a Legion Mary Auxiliary member at Epiphany, where as a special devotion to Mary she would say the rosary daily. She was also involved with making rosaries for donation. She was a lifelong member of the Polish Women's Alliance group 786. Sophia was predeceased by her loving parents, her beloved husband Henry and her devoted sister Josephine (James) Sesnie. She loved her daughter Susan (Joseph) Memminger and son Lawrence Sobson. She was proud of her grandchildren Curtis and Kylan Memminger; and Lawrence Payne Sobson. She leaves behind numerous loving extended family members and lifelong friends Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Mrs. Sobson will lie instate on Saturday, October 22, from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms. Father Tom Slowinski will officiate. Sophia will be interred next to her beloved Henry at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
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