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EDITH IDA MOGGIO September 16, 1921 ~~ May 2, 2012 On May 2nd, 2012, God received a beautiful angel - Edith Ida Moggio. Those who were touched by Edith understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the number of years one lived on Earth. She may have lived for 90 years, but all who knew her, and were touched by her gentle smile, warm heart, and easy laughter, know that her love will continue to live on in her large circle of family and friends. Her greatest legacy will be in the wonderful children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren she helped to support and nurture into beautiful, caring people. She was so proud of all of her family and in her eyes, none of them could do any wrong. She was always ready to greet her family with a loving smile, and her special love of babies and children made them flock to her open arms. She was proud of all of her family's accomplishments, big and small, and her unfaltering support of them pushed them to work harder to be good people and make her proud. She will be missed most by her son Michael and his wife Karen, her daughter Mary Margaret, her daughter Theresa and husband Leonard, and her daughter Dianne and husband Phil to whom she was a dear mother and friend. Edith will also be missed by her seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, coworkers at Sears, and hundreds of dear friends. Knowing Edith, we know she would not want us sitting around grieving, but rather celebrating the wonderful life she led. She was a great storyteller and could make anyone laugh. She was famous during her eighteen years working at Sears, and built a community of friends there that loved to hear her stories and jokes. Edith was always ready with a story about her childhood in Dollar Bay or her beautiful life with Rudy Moggio. She would often reminisce about her Swedish grandmother who never spoke English, but always knew what she was saying. She loved to recount stories of the plays and musicals she put on with her sisters and cousins for their friends, and carried that love of music and theater into her adult life, watching musicals and dancing with her daughters Mary, Terry, and Dianne and supporting her grandchildren and great grandchildren in their artistic and musical pursuits. Edith loved the winter and playing winter sports as a child, and, in fact, her love of ice skating as a child eventually led her to meet the love of her life skating at Olympia Stadium. Rudy and Edith's love was so deep and joyful that it was an inspiration to their family and all whom they encountered. They made a beautiful life for themselves and loved to have their family around them. Edith was so happy she glowed when guests came over and a houseful of family was her favorite thing - having kids and grandkids swirling around her in the living room or playing outside in the backyard of the house in Royal Oak that she shared with her family for over 50 years made her heart happy. Edith had a beautiful heart and her love of life practically radiated out of her. She was always there with a hug and a smile because it didn't take much to make her happy. She believed in thank you cards, birthday cards, and probably could have spent her life savings at a Hallmark store. From her love of cardinals and holidays, to her appreciation of all things cute and happy, she filled our houses with warm sentiments and loving thoughts on all holidays, birthdays, and special events. To those of us who knew her best, she was the nicest person in the world. Whenever we miss her, as we will often in the coming months, we will remember her laugh, her smile, and her warmth and she will be with us again. We are happy to know that Rudy and Edith are together now forever and will continue to watch over us all with love and a smile in their hearts. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), with Rosary at 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday, May 7 - 12:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 581 E. Fourteen Mile Rd., Clawson, with Rev. Gerry LeBoeuf officiating. Visitation at church begins Monday at 12 p.m. Interment Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 12:30 PM at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan Memorial tributes may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142

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A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors
2600 Crooks Road Troy, MI 48084
Tel. (248) 362-2500

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