READ MARY L. loving wife and mother, died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 21, 2012. She had suffered from emphysema and heart disease for many years. She would have celebrated her 80th birthday on December 7. Mary was born in New York City and raised in Amityville on Great South Bay. She graduated high school from The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica, N.Y., in 1950 and attended St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She loved the ocean and traveling, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She married Fred M. Read Jr. on August 6, 1955, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Amityville. During their 57 years of marriage, they lived in New York, California and Japan before settling in Michigan and raising a family. Mary and Fred lived in Dearborn Heights for more than 40 years and retired to Canton in 1999. Mary was an active volunteer for her children at Hillcrest, Riverside and Divine Child schools and an active parishioner at St. Linus Catholic Church, especially in the ministries to the hungry. She worked for more than a decade at Cherry Hill Baptist Church. In Canton, she enjoyed the friendships she made as a member of the Red Hat Society and Pioneers Club. Those who met her considered her a treasured friend, and she will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Marguerite N. Lunny, and sister, Katherine Dwyer. She is survived by her husband, her four children; Peggy (Dave Fudala), Sean, Jan (Greg Smith) and Ginnie (Jana Robbins); her six grandchildren: Jason (Karen), Sam and Keanan Smith; Ben and Morgan Fudala; and Eliza Neumann; her brother, James E. Lunny Jr. (Carolyn); her sister, Marguerite Dolan; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 23, at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Road, Canton, Mich. The funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m. viewing) on Saturday, November 24, at Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi. Luncheon follows at the church. If you would like to honor her memory, please make a donation in her name to Crossroads of Michigan. www.crossroadsofmichigan.org.
From The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press
Share memories in the guest book. Entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content.
A beautiful person that will be missed terribly. Our hearts are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy - Bernola Family
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts go out to you during this time of mourning.
Always loved talking you would give me so mamy memorys especially after my mom died