NOWOSIELSKI MARIE ANNETTE (KOWALESKI), 80 born in Wyandotte, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, peacefully in Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe under the wonderful care of Beaumont Hospice. Attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, in Wyandotte, Michigan and Wayne State University. Trustee of Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Tireless volunteer for Orchard Lake St. Mary's Schools, Bon Secours Assistance League, St. John Fontbonne Auxiliary, Macomb County Medical Society Auxiliary, bookkeeper for husband, Peter F. Nowosielski, MD (deceased), and consummate hostess. In retirement, continued philanthropic efforts in Marco Island, FL with San Marco Catholic Church, Newcomer's, Women's, and Alumni Clubs, and as a founding member of the Marco Island Historical Society. Loving mother of M. Cathy Nowosielski, MD (Jeffrey N. Lutz), Laura M. Nowosielski, MD (Martin S. Gillieson, MD), Camille M. Lloyd (Stephen). Grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Lutz, and John and Erin Lloyd, will miss Grandma dearly. Survived by sisters, Helen Perry, Virginia Melotti, Camille Patterson. Predeceased by brothers, John and Albert Kowaleski. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11 a.m. at Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324. Memorial donations to Orchard Lake Schools or Beaumont Hospice at Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, 468 Cadiuex, Grosse Pointe MI 48230. Please share a memory at www.cremationmichigan.com.
O'CONNOR MARIE O. (NEE SCHLACHTER) April 15, 2012, age 95 of Royal Oak, formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Claire Walocko (Peter), Timothy (Mary), Kathy McNamara (Jon) and the late Joseph (Fran). Grandmother of Lia, Nina, Kevin, Katelyn, Shannon, Ashley and Melissa. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Tuesday (today) 4-7pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10a.m. at National Shrine of the Little Flower, (Woodward Ave. at Twelve Mile Rd.). Visitation at church begins at 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Anne's Mead Senior Care Community, 16106 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SERRA QUINTO G. Age 78. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Anthony (Sara) Serra, Theresa (Joseph) Czarnecki, and Valentina (Nasser) Algalham. Loving grandfather of Celia and Angelina Czarnecki, Zane Algalham, and Sofia Serra. Dear brother of Giovanni, Dante, Angela Camatti, Benito and the late Valentina. Brother-in-law of Marguerite Kirby and Diane Wrobleski. Visiting Tuesday 5-8 pm and Wednesday 3-8 pm, 7 pm Rosary at Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd (between 6 and 7 Mile). In state Thursday 9:30 am until 10 am Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Church (Beech Daly and 6 Mile). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Condolences to www.charlesstepfuneralhome.com.
SHEA MARILYN "BIM" April 15, 2012, Age 85. Wife, Mother, Journalist and Educator. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Ruthmarie Shea (Dr. Pierre Atallah), Michael Shea (Laura), Mary Shea, Patty Shea (Steve Sohl), and Therese Shea Easton (Rich). Grandmother of Matthew, Andi (Brandon), Dr. Pierre (Elizabeth), Mike, Tim, Meghan (Cory), Kiernan, Ayla, Shealin, Maura, Samantha, and Colleen. Great grandmother of Alessa, Josephine, Sanibel, Victoria, and a baby boy on his way. Sister of the late Ruth Jane and Bill Mangan. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (between 13-14 Mile), Tuesday, 3-8p.m. Rosary 7p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills. Visitation at church begins 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
SLESINSKI CAROL A. April 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest mother of Sandra Ahlers (Ken), Pam Arp (Lance), John, and Tim. Grandmother of Shaun (Sara), Jacob, and Brock. Great-grandmother of Stella Carol. Service Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Interment St. Hedwig. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. www.sajewskifh.com
SWANGIM KEVIN M. Age 44, April 15, 2012 of Wyandotte. Husband of Lori. Loving father of Kevin, Megan and Justin Swangim. Dearest son of Grover and Linda. Dear brother of William and Lee (Dawn) Swangim. Visitation at the Taylor Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com
TAYLOR VIOLET A. Age 87 of Allen Park. April 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Richard A. Loving mother of Sandra Taylor, John (Carol), Paul (Patricia), and the late Linda Elaine Taylor. Sister of Lillian (Bill) Autry. Proud grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of nine. Visit www.martenson.com.
WILLIS RICHARD L. "DICK" April 16, 2012. Age 71. Beloved husband of Donna. Dear father of Elaine (Daniel) Flood and Steven (Laurie). Grandfather of Lindsay, Nicholas, and Daniel. Brother of Robert and Mark Willis and Mary Nagel. Memorial Visitation Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (W. of Lilley). Memorial Contributions to American Cancer Association would be appreciated. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.