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America Brent Large

America Brent Large

Died: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Age: 84
America Brent Large, 84, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, after a brief illness in Grosse Pointe.

Mrs. Large was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and was raised in Kansas City, Mo., where she graduated from the DePaul School of Nursing. Mrs. Large worked as a registered nurse on a passenger train service from Kansas City to New York. Later, she worked at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, where she met her husband, and worked in the surgical ward where pioneering lung operations took place.

She was married in St. Louis, and later moved to Los Alamos, N.M., when her husband became the Army surgeon on the Manhattan Project during World War II. After the war, they moved to Grosse Pointe, where they raised six children.

Mrs. Large was active in the Boys and Girls Club, a volunteer for the Detroit Institute of Arts, and past president of the Grosse Pointe Neighborhood Club Thrift Shop.

In retirement, she and her husband split their time between Grosse Pointe and Florida, where they lived in Boca Raton and later Vero Beach. Mrs. Large returned to Michigan after the death of her husband.

She is survived by her sons, James (Nancy) Large of Vero Beach and Alfred (Sheila) Large of Grosse Pointe Woods; daughters, Elizabeth “Cissie” (Bud) Cappola of Lake Forest, Ill., Mary Ann (George) Short of Grosse Pointe Farms, Victoria (Donald) Storey of Clay, N.Y., and Virginia Large of Wilmington, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Large was predeceased by her husband, Alfred McKee Large and grandson, Alfred McKee “Mac” Large II.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, June 12, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Fla. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or for Chapel Renovation at Bon Secours Cottage Health Services Foundation, 159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
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