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April 28, 2016 Issue
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Lora J. Burton

Died: Friday, April 08, 2016
Age: 85
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Lora J. Burton, 85, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born in Detroit to Ashby and Cora Richardson, and attended Keating Elementary and

G.P. “Nick” Dara

Died: Monday, April 18, 2016
Age: 75
G.P. Nick Dara died peacefully Monday, April 18, 2016. Nick was born March 26, 1940, in Detroit, to Sylvia and Nicolo, and is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judi (nee Miller); sons, Stephen

Laurette Dumas

Died: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Age: 96
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident Laurette Chamberland Dumas died peacefully at home Sunday, April 17, 2016, with Robert Dumas, her husband of 49 years, at her side. She was 96. A past member of Bayview

Rosemary Norma Hawhee

Died: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Age: 76
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Rosemary Norma Hawhee, nee Walker, 76, died Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Grosse Pointe Farms, to James and Dora (nee Thorne) Walker. She graduated

Patricia Ann Lane

Died: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Age: 88
Patricia Ann Lane died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, April 17, 2016, on Hilton Head Island, S.C. She was 88. Pat was born June 27, 1927, in Detroit, to John and Elizabeth Steffen. She grew up with a

Raymond Mansfield

Died: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Age: 72
Grosse Pointe Park resident Raymond “Jimmy” Mansfield, 72, died Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born Aug. 4, 1943 in Saugus, Mass., to Raymond and Sally Mansfield, he was a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant

Margaret McKean Nickell

Died: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Age: 89
A celebration of life service for Margaret “Margie” McKean Nickell will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Margie died Sunday, Feb.

Nicholas Peter Piccione

Died: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Age: 85
Nicholas Peter Piccione, 85, died Thursday, April 21, 2016. Born in St. Louis, Mo., to Paul and Grace (nee Viviano) Piccione, Nick Piccione was proud to be part of a large extended Italian-American family.

Ronald M. Reid

Died: Monday, April 11, 2016
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Aline R. Saverino

Died: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Age: 97
Aline R. Saverino, 97, a resident of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born April 19, 1919, in London, Ontario, Canada, to Frank and Lucille (nee Gaste) Furanna. In

Ronald John William Smith

Died: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Age: 83
Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Ronald “Ron” John William Smith of Lake Zurich, Ill., died peacefully Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Barrington, Ill. He was 83. Ron is survived by his children, David

John Richard Wagner M.D.

Died: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Age: 84
Grosse Pointe Farms resident John Richard Wagner M.D., 84, died Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born Dec. 4, 1931, in Detroit to Albert and Edith (nee Gannon) Wagner. He earned a Bachelor of Science
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