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Marilyn R. Clemente

Marilyn R. Clemente

Died: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Age: 67
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Marilyn R. Clemente, 67, died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, of pneumonia-related heart failure at her northern Michigan vacation home.

Mrs. Clemente graduated from Dominican High School in 1955.

She was a 28-year member of the Old Club and always stood by her past commodore husband’s side. She enjoyed the Lochmoor Club and the company of her longtime friends from the Our Lady Star of the Sea Starlighters.

Mrs. Clemente devoted her life to her family involving herself in all of their activities. She adored spending time with her two small granddaughters and could often be found with a tiara on her head having pretend tea. She enjoyed sitting in her private garden gazebo reading a favorite mystery while her two West Highland white terriers, “Bonnie” and “Clyde,” chased the squirrels.

She taught her husband to play tennis and often got her revenge.

Mrs. Clemente enjoyed spending time on the family yacht cruising the Great Lakes and traveling abroad with her husband. Her bags were always packed and ready to go.

She was a great cook and wonderful homemaker. She loved to shop and tried her best to keep the Village afloat.

Mrs. Clemente was also a proud survivor of breast cancer.

She was a wonderful person who could turn a total stranger into a friend for life, and touched more lives than she ever knew.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph V. “J” Clemente; her children, Dean Clemente and Renee (Michael) Suchara; and her grandchildren, Ava and Mia Suchara. Mrs. Clemente and her husband just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 28, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment is in the church’s columbarium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Med Inn C-450, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0843.
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