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Garnet Mae Nelson

Died: Saturday, December 03, 2011
Age: 81
Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Garnet Mae Nelson, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Waukesha, Wis., to James and Margaret Tolbert and graduated

Gordon MacKenzie

Died: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Gordon MacKenzie, best friend and loving husband for 60 years to his dearly departed wife, Marion, father to three boys, Blair, John, and David, and grandfather to beautiful granddaughter Erin, died Sunday,

Maria Rosa Alvarez

Died: Friday, March 09, 2012
Age: 85
Former City of Grosse Pointe resident Maria Rosa Alvarez, 85, died Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Barcelona, Spain, and met her husband, Dr. Julian B. Alvarez, while he was attending

Frank P. McBride Jr.

Died: Friday, March 09, 2012
Age: 83
Life-long Grosse Pointe resident Frank P. McBride Jr., 83, died Friday, March 9, 2012. He was the president and CEO of Frank P. McBride Jr. Inc. Insurance Agency which he started after graduating from

Vivian Frances Massa

Died: Monday, March 05, 2012
Age: 87
Vivian Frances Massa, 87, died Monday, March 5, 2012. Born April 3, 1924, in Pranzalito, a small town in northern Italy, she was deeply rooted in her Italian heritage. When she was 24, she immigrated

Harriett Millies

Died: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Age: 96
Former Grosse Pointe resident Harriett Millies, nee Alger, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 in Norwood, Mass. She was the beloved wife of James C. Millies, who predeceased her; loving

Sheila Catherine DeJohn

Died: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Age: 74
Sheila Catherine DeJohn, 74, of Bend, Ore., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her adoring husband, David, in April 2009; her brothers, David and

Joyce Leon

Died: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Joyce Leon, passed away recently after a brief illness. She was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, into a large, first-generation Chinese-Canadian family.

James E. Ireton

Died: Saturday, March 03, 2012
Age: 85
James E. Ireton, 85, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. He was a former teacher and counselor in the Grosse Pointe Public School System. He was born Feb. 5, 1927, and raised on a farm in Yates City, Ill. At

Pauline J. Schomig

Died: Saturday, March 03, 2012
Age: 90
Pauline J. Schomig, 90, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born May 7, 1921, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She grew up in west Texas and Austin, and graduated from the University
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