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Colleen Marie Burke

Died: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Age: 56
Colleen Marie Burke, 56, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. She was born Oct. 11, 1956, and was a lifelong resident of Grosse Pointe Farms. She graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts degree as

Kathryn “Kay” Kirby

Died: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Age: 95
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Kathryn “Kay” Umphrey Kirby, the first female reporter for the Associated Press in the Detroit area, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at St. Anne’s Mead Senior Care Community

Peter H. Fortune

Died: Saturday, March 02, 2013
Age: 70
Peter H. Fortune, 70, of the City of Grosse Pointe, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (nee Cross); children, Caitlin and Perrin (Libby); sister, Joanna Rowell

John Kenneth George II

Died: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Age: 29
John Kenneth George II, 29, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Born July 14, 1983, he graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School in 2001. He rowed all four years for the high school team, as well

Lawrence Marco

Died: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Age: 80
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Lawrence Marco, 80, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had a master’s degree and had worked for L’Anse Creuse Public Schools senior

Mathilde Babiec Seski

Died: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Age: 95
Grosse Pointe Shores resident Mathilde Babiec Seski, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. She was born in Detroit to Joseph Babiec and Valerie Dobek Babiec. She graduated high school from the Academy of the

Rita May Castiglione

Died: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Age: 90
Rita May Castiglione, 90, proud U.S. Navy veteran, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Carmen, who predeceased her and is survived by her loving children, Stanley Castiglione,

Vito Ciaravino D.D.S.

Died: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Age: 80
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Vito W. Ciaravino D.D.S., 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Detroit, to John and Frances (nee Coppola) Ciaravino. A 1950 graduate of De La

Helen J. Guercio

Died: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Age: 88
Helen J. Guercio, 88, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Benedetto and dear sister of George. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at

Robert G. Borchak M.D.

Died: Saturday, March 02, 2013
Age: 86
Robert G. Borchak M.D., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Agnes, who predeceased him and is survived by his loving children, Robert (Diane), Deborah Crick (Daryl),
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