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Nadine de Bary

Died: Friday, October 24, 2003
City of Grosse Pointe resident Nadine de Bary, 90, died on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at home.

Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1913, Mrs. de Bary was the singles tennis champion of Belgium in 1938 and 1941. She came to the United States in 1949 as the Belgian tourism representative in New York.

After her husband retired from the Belgian Line Steamship Company, they moved to Palm Springs, Fla., where Mrs. de Bary worked at Gucci. Upon moving to Grosse Pointe, Mrs. de Bary briefly worked at Gucci at Somerset Collections in Troy.

She is survived by her son, Eric (Heide); her daughter, Mireille (Warren) Wilkinson; her grandchildren, Bary (Caroline) Wilkinson and Bruce (Elizabeth) Wilkinson; and her great-grandchildren, Scripps, Rand, Ella and Anne.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at l0 a.m., at St. Juliana Church, 9801 Chalmers in Detroit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Henry Ford, Bon Secours/Cottage Team, 131 Kercheval, Suite 95, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, whose support was much appreciated.
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