Archive for January, 2015

Adeline Franceschina

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

franceschinaAdeline passed away Thursday evening January 29, 2015 at Heartland-Hampton, age 85.  She was born July 13, 1929 in Bay City to the late John and Anna (Gruszczynski) Schwartz.  Adeline was a private health care provider for the elderly and enjoyed cooking and dancing.  She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are four children: Mary Ann (Dale) Kiesel, David (Patty) Franceschina, Terry Franceschina and Sheldina (Jim) Bommarito and their father, Calisto Franceschina, ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one daughter in-law, Margaret Franceschina.  Adeline was predeceased by a son, John Franceschina.

Per Adeline’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family service will take place at Ambrose Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.

Adeline’s family would like to thank all the nursing staff at McLaren Bay Region and Heartland-Hampton who compassionately cared for their mother.  Also a special thanks to Megan Kozubal, RN and Kim Solinski, RN with Heartland-Hampton for their exceptional care they gave Adeline and her entire family.

Wayne T. Abram, Sr.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Essexville, Michigan

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Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son and brother passed away at home Thursday, January 29, 2015 with his family by his side, age 57.  The son of Adelbert “Mick” and Barbara (Kato) Abram he was born February 9, 1957 in Bay City and has lived in the area all his life.  Wayne married JoAnne E. Coppinger in 1998 and she survives him.  He graduated from John Glenn High School in 1976 and was employed with Kawkawlin Church Furniture for over 38 years.  Wayne enjoyed  hunting, fishing, wood working, watching sports, country westerns and the occasional trip to the casino .

Surviving besides his wife, JoAnne are his children: Wayne T. (Nikki) Abram, Jr., Michelle Abram, Bobbi Jo (Juan) Rodriguez, Theresa (Scott) McNally and Clayton Tebedo, sixteen grandchildren, one great grandson, his father and mother, Mick and Barbara Abram, one brother, Mitch (Tina) Abram, three sisters: Debra (Randy) Smith, Kathy (Scott) Kloha and Rhonda (Ken) Smith, two sister in-laws, Julie (Terry) Wilson and Karen (Kenny) Sylvester and special family members, Todd (Stephanie) Bedell and Shawn Burzynski.  Wayne was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Shirley and Clayton Coppinger and his aunt and uncle, Margaret (Jim) Bedell.

A special thanks to Elizabeth and team at Hopice Advantage for the wonderful care given to Wayne.

The Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Mark Montei of Essexville Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00pm and Monday after 11:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  www.squiresfuneralhome.com

Margaret A. Lesperance

Friday, January 30th, 2015

lesperanceMargaret A. Lesperance was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 30, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family age 96.  She was born June 17, 1918 in Portsmouth Twp.to the late Fred and Virginia (Neering) Wainwright.  Margaret graduated from Central Michigan University with her teaching degree and taught school at Hughes School and later was the Principal there before retiring in 1975 after 35 years of service. She married Edward E. Lesperance December 28, 1946 in St. James Church.  He predeceased her April 18, 1995.  Margaret was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the Evangelist Church and the Altar Society.  She was a member of Central Michigan Alumni.  Margaret enjoyed golfing, spending time with her family especially her nieces and nephews.

 

Surviving are two brothers; Joseph (Vera) Wainwright, George (Nancy) Wainwright, three sister’s in-law; Betty DesJardins, Lucille Lesperance, Jeannie Lesperance and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers; Winifred (Frank) Adamouski, Mary (James) Finn, Dorothy (Norbert) VanOchten, Aileen (Richard) Shepp, John (Ellen) Wainwright, Frederick J. Wainwright.

 

The family would like to thank the staff especially Sue Groulx her favorite aide at Brookdale Sterling House, the staff at McLaren Bay Region and Hospice and Dr. Dandamudi and Dr. Cherukuri for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Margaret.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday February 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the EvangelistChurch.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with private burial in St.PatrickCemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Margaret at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the EvangelistChurch.

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David J. Gasta

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

gasta-David photo (2)David J. Gasta was welcomed home by the Lord on Wednesday January 28, 2015 surrounded by his family at the Union Home.  He was 55.   He was born March 31, 1959 in Dover, Delaware.  David was a former member of St. Thaddeus Parish- St. Joseph Church.  He truly enjoyed being around people, going for car, bus and even tractor rides.  David took pleasure in smashing your cigarettes and loved his ice cream and Coke.

 

Surviving is his mother, Carol A. (Letourneau) Gasta, his grandmother, Phyllis Nagy, two sisters; Lori Gasta (Trent), Lanette Gasta (Ed) and a brother in-law and sister in-law; Mark and Anne.  Also surviving are three nieces and two nephews; Jeanette, Kyle, Alyssa, Brad, Ashlee, four great-nieces and nephews; Kaiden, Mailee, Alicia, Isabella, many cousins and wonderful friends at the Union Home. He was predeceased by his father, Floyd M. Gasta, a sister, Denise Gasta and his grandparents; Lawrence & Jeanette Letourneau, Max & Stella Gasta, Alfred Norton and Walter and Ella Hobkirk.

 

The family would like to thank the “special” staff at the Union Home and Bay Human Services for the wonderful care given to David for the past 24 years.  They would also like to thank Kerensa with Bay – Arenac Behavioral Health Organization and Hospice Advantage for their support and wonderful care.

 

Funeral and committal service will take place Saturday February 7, 2015 at 12 noon from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with private inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Activities for the Union Home Residents.

www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Rose M. Nowak

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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      Rose passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Toni and Trish House, age 59.  She was born June 10, 1955 in Bay City to the late Clarence and Mazie (McLean) Schlicker.  Rose was employed at Lucia House Adult Foster Care and a member of People’s Baptist Church.

Rose is survived by three children: Medea Heilman, Candice (Troy) Bodrie and Garry (Brittany Hawes) Heilman, five grandchildren: Shyanne (Sam) Woods, Amethyst Chatfield, Jeremy Chatfield, Shalynn Bodrie and Rian Chatfield, two sisters, Cathy (Bobbie) Davis and Karen (John) Zolnierek, one sister in-law, Drenda Schlicker, several nieces and nephews.  Rose was predeceased by a brother Timothy Schlicker.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Daniel R. Hester will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00pm.

Robert L. Oldinski

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our beloved husband, father, and son passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper, age 62.  The son of Stanley J. and Frances H. (Cabala) Oldinski, he was born December 31, 1952 in Bay City and has lived here all of his life.  Bob married Linda L. St. Cyr on December 6, 1997 and she survives him.  He was employed with Dow Corning Corporation for over 24 years and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Bob was also a member of St. Stan’s Men’s Choir, St. Stan’s Athletic Club, St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423, Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491 and St. George Society.  Bob was a talented craftsman and enjoyed woodworking.  As an example, he designed and built the home they now live in.  Bob loved spending time at the family cabin up-north and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking new recipes, and baking items to share with friends and neighbors.  Many years ago Bob was on the Parish Council at St. Stan’s, during that time he was very proud to chair the 100th Anniversary of his beloved church.

Surviving is his wife, Linda, son, Kyle A. and mother, Frances H. Oldinski, three brother in-laws, two sister in-laws and their spouses, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.  Bob was predeceased by father, Stanley J. Oldinski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Bob, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Bible Presentation and 4th Degree Chalice presentation will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to “Family Wishes.”