Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Janice Mabel Wilcox (Bradley,Parkinson)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Janice passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at Heartland Healthcare in Saginaw, age 77.  She was born September 21, 1934 in Midland to the late Floyd and Cecelia (Black) Bradley. Janice retired from the State of Michigan Department of Social Services on November 1, 1994.  She spent her retirement years playing darts, and making silk floral arrangements for her granddaughter’s weddings.  She enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, reading and flower arranging.  Janice was also, an avid Red Wings fan. 

     Surviving are her five sons: Casey and Mary Jo, James and Debra, Joseph and Josette, Raymond and Rhonda Parkinson and Michael and Liz Wilcox, her grandchildren: Anna Barton, Janice and Eric Davis, Andy and Amie Parkinson, Saree and Bradley Pudvan, Joseph, Zach, Bobby and Victoria Parkinson, Jenifer and Adam Cantrell, Cody and Joshua Jean, Ben Parkinson, eight great grandchildren and several cousins.  Janice was predeceased by her husbands, Wilbur Lee Parkinson and Edward Roatch Wilcox.

     The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Graveside interment will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Kawkawlin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay County Humane Society.

Sherrie L. Hauk

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

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Sherrie passed away Friday June 8, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region age 56 years.  Daughter of the late John & Mary (Loney) Maher she was born October 2, 1955 in Bay City.  Sherrie was a former member of Holy Trinity Church.  She enjoyed watching boats from the river banks, taking bike rides, walking, going to Mackinaw City and just laying in the sun.


Surviving are two children; Shane Maher, Shannon Hauk, one grandson; Coty Bennette and her fiance; John Roznowski.  Also surviving are three sisters and two brothers; Dawn (Larry) Cail, Rodney Loney, Celest, Delores and Patrick Maher.  She was predeceased by two sisters; Lorraine Johnroe and Patty Taylor.


Funeral Service will take place Thursday June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. George Serour will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 12 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

John C. Boyer

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved brother and friend passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Brian’s House, age 56.  John was born February 18, 1956 in Detroit to the late Donald and Margaret (Gallaher) Boyer.  He graduated from John Glenn High School and was an umpire for several years in recreational leagues and high school baseball.  John was an avid sports fan and enjoyed children, especially his nephews.

     Surviving are two sisters: Mary Anne (Tom) Putt and Jane (Gary) Niedzielski, nephews: Michael Tews and Ben (Nikki) Tews, John (Ashley) Putt, Patrick Putt and loyal friends, Mark and Theresa Hilliker.  John was predeceased by a brother, Dan Boyer.

     Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House.

     The Boyer family would like to thank all the staff at Brian’s House for their kind and compassionate touch they extended John and his family.

Fr. Mason L. Vaughn

Friday, June 1st, 2012


 Father Mason L. Vaughn, 90, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Francis Home in Saginaw. Father Vaughn was born on May 18, 1922 in Bay City to the late Lee and Isabella (McLellan) Vaughn and was baptized at St. James Catholic Church in Bay City. He received his elementary and secondary education at St. James School and St. James High School in Bay City.


As a seminarian, Father Vaughn received his priestly formation at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and Catholic University in Washington D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 by The Most Rev.  Stephen S. Woznicki, the second Bishop of Saginaw, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.


His first assignment was as an assistant pastor at Our Lady of Lake Huron in Harbor Beach from June 1950 to April 1951. He also served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph in Saginaw, St. John the Baptist in Standish and St. Mary of the Assumption in Bay City. In June 1957, he was assigned as pastor at St. Paul in Onaway. He also served as pastor at St. Marys in Port Sanilac, St. Anthony of Padua in Fisherville (Auburn), St. Stephen in Saginaw, St. Boniface in Bay City, Sacred Heart in Caro, Our Lady Help of Christians in Saginaw, Sacred Heart in Birch Run and St. Christopher in Bridgeport. In 2002, he was granted senior priest status and retired from active ministry.  Fr. Vaughn was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed golfing, driving his Thunderbird Cars, watching Notre Dame Sports and taking daily walks.


During his priesthood, Father Vaughn served as Director of the Mission Office for the Diocese of Saginaw. He obtained a master’s degree in theology from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and completed graduate courses at Notre Dame University.


Father Vaughn is survived by two sisters and a brother; Betty Sutton of Traverse City, MI., Joyce Grant of Flint, MI., Donald (Betty) Vaughn of Grandview, Missouri, a brother in-law: Robert Couture and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother in-law; Ruth Couture and Mae (Mel) Rosebush.


 Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at St. James Catholic Church, 710 Columbus Ave., in Bay City. The Most Rev. Joseph R.Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw will preside.  Fr. James Carlson will preach the homily. Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at St. James Catholic Church on Monday from 1 – 8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Fr. Craig Albrecht will lead the vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the church.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Propagation of the Faith or Donor’ Favorite Charity.

Martin J. Willette “Mark”

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


Mark Willette passed away Saturday evening May 26, 2012 at the Bay Medical Care Facility surrounded by his family age 44 years.  Son of the late Joseph H. & Shirley L. (Ravencraft) Willette he was born November 16, 1967 in Bay City.  He married the former Robyn J. Smith and she survives him.  Mark enjoyed playing pool and playing cards.


Surviving besides his wife Robyn he leaves one son and two daughters; Brandon (Angie) Willette, Brianne Willette, Brooke Willette and two granddaughters; Shianne and Lyliana.  Also surviving is his father in-law and mother in-law; Ken & Margaret Smith, three sisters; Karen (Ken) Sylvester, Joanne (Wayne) Abram, Julie (Terry) Wilson, four half brothers and one half sister; Joseph (Janet), Robert, Brian (Lori), Virgil Willette, Penny Reed and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother: Harold Coppinger.


Funeral Service will take place on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 – 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

L.Z. Joseph Fournier

Friday, May 25th, 2012

fournierphotoDavison, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


     Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence, age 91.  He was born May 11, 1921 in Bay City to the late Napoleon and Tessie (Ammon) Fournier.  He married Bettie Jean Cosens in Visitation Catholic Church on October 28, 1944; she survives him.  Mr. Fournier was a tool and die maker at the Buick Transmission plant in Flint and retired in 1985 after many years of dedicated service.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.  Mr. Fournier enjoyed spending time with his family and was well liked by his friends and all who knew him.

     Surviving besides his wife, Bettie is two children: Cherie (Robert) Carter and Gary (Mary Ann) Fournier, five grandchildren: Paul, Brian (Jennifer) and Jill Carter, Matt (Stacy) and Jason Fournier, one great granddaughter, Claire Fournier.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:00am at Visitation Catholic Church.  Fr. Steven Fillion will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 9:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a charity of donor’s choice.

     The Fournier family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of dad’s caregivers, especially Joyce Yedniak, Lisa Hahn and Anna Adams for their kind and compassionate care they gave our loving father.