BEGIAN EMILY 91, passed away February 11, 2012 in Alpena. Wife of the late Harry Begian; mother to three children, Carol, Mary Ann, Daniel; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister; two brothers, sister-in-law to, James Begian. Mrs. Begian will be at the Bannan Funeral Home of Alpena, Michigan on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral will take place on Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. www.bannanfuneralhome.com
BENEDETTI WILFRED Age 72, February 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dear father of Joseph (Eva), Debra (Donald) Lawrence and Denise Viola. Grandfather of Cassandra, Brittany, Breanna, Nicole and Giovanni. Brother of Mario. Visitation Thursday 4-9pm. Funeral service Friday 11:30am at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd., Garden City (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). www.santeiufuneralhome.com
BENEDICT EUGENE L. Age 87 of Madison Heights, passed away February 11, 2012. He is survived by his dear nephew, Eugene Way and his son, Christopher (fiancée Alison) Way; nieces Diana Kanners and Lisa Schalon and their families; and his brother, John (Nell) Benedict. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) Berkley 4-8 pm Tuesday. Mr. Benedict will lie in state at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 1071 Gardenia, Madison Heights Wednesday from 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10 am. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com
BURCHE DARLENE (PARKER-WILLIAMS) Age 87, formerly of Royal Oak and Berkley, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Mark. Dearest mother of Paul (Donna) Williams, Clyde (Joanne) Williams, and Deborah (Marlon) Mann. Loving grandmother of twelve grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burche was a member of Berkley Historical Society and Berkley Alumni Society. Visitation at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue), Berkley 3-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Committal services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Starr Presbyterian Church and the Detroit Zoo. Share a memory with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com.
CHURCHILL KENNETH R. 87, February 12, 2012. Dear husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Becky Kinch. Grandfather of Christopher Becking, Jessica (Zach) Wirfs, Stephan Southerland, and Bryanna Kinch. Great-grandfather of Hannah and Jacob Wirfs. Brother of Glen Churchill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 17 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore. Visitation 2:30-9 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
COLBERT MICHAEL N. Age 62. Beloved husband of Kathie. Dear father of Shawn (Jen), Michelle, Danielle, and Nicholas. Grandfather of Hannah, Liamm, and Lukah. Brother of Donald (Nancy). Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm and Thursday 2-8 pm with Funeral Service 7 pm Thursday evening at Charles R. Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd. (Between 6 and 7 Mile).
DiGIULIO WILLIAM J., February 13, 2012, Age 73. Husband of the late Annette. Loving father of Scott, Deni Nihra (Thomas) and Price (Helen). Dear grandfather of Samantha, Austin, Lena and Ryder. Brother of Robert (Terry), James and Jack. Family will receive friends Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) with Vigil Thursday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at church begins at 10:30a.m. Memorial tributes to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
DUSHANE IRENE T. (NEE SAVAGE) Age 89, passed away peacefully February 12, 2012, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Walter R. Dear mother of Patricia (Vito) Sapienza, Walter (Kimberly), Stephen (Maryann), and Donald. Grandmother of Salvatore (Jaime) Sapienza, Walter (Colleen) Sapienza, Paul, Michelle, and five great-grandchildren. Visitation at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods on Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 20955 Bournemouth, Harper Woods, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. ahpeters.com
EVOLA MARY J. February 12, 2012. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Gasper. Dear mother of Julian (Dawn), and Faye (Randall) Rowsman. Proud grandmother of Nicole Goodin, Thomas Goodin, and Travis (Sarah) Goodin. Sister of James and the late Angeline, Jennie, Sam, Esther, and Josephine. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr), Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. In state Thursday at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.
FARRAR ISABELLE Age 83; February 11, 2012 She is survived by her loving brother, Dr. Raymond (Geraldine) Farrar and her many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Amelia and her brothers Bernard, Wilfred, John, and Gerald. Visitation Thursday 2-9pm with Prayers 7pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass Friday 10:00am at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval, Detroit. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org