Gloria Anne Sauvage Henrich

28 février 193613 juin 2021

Gloria was born at home in Detroit, Michigan to Pauline (Margaret) Rudzinski Sauvage and Laurence Billany Sauvage. She was raised in the Catholic faith with her three brothers, her sister, and a young aunt; and was a member of St. Luke’s Parish until the time of her marriage. She met her husband Larry at Providence Hospital in 1955 while working as a typist. They married in that same year. Gloria and Larry had been married for fifty-two years at the time of his death in 2007. Together they had nine children, two daughters and seven sons. They bought their first home in 1956 on Cranston Street in Westland, Michigan. They would raise their family and live in that home until they moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. Many memories of happy times were made in that home. The neighbors and their children were as close as family, and Gloria remained in contact with many of her friends until her passing. Gloria’s family was the most important thing in her life and she often said that all she ever wanted was to be a mother. Gloria was a passionate and organized mother and raised equally passionate and outspoken children! Her children are spread out from California to Michigan and she enjoyed traveling to their homes and their visits with her and Larry in Arizona. Gloria attended Schoolcraft College after the first five children left home and received an Associate Degree in Business. The Catholic faith and Catholic Church were prominent throughout Gloria’s entire life. Most of her children attended school at the family parish St. Bernardine. When Gloria and Larry moved to Tucson a large portion of time was spent with their church family at St. Pius X. They attended daily mass and Gloria was a very active member of several groups including the bereavement committee which provided food and support for families during funerals at the church. She was also a member of the Boutique which created crafts all year and hosted a large holiday Boutique every year before Christmas. Anyone who knew Gloria was aware of her open hearted friendship and willingness to help anyone who needed it. She gave generous lifelong donations to many Catholic charities as well as supporting family members with loans in times of need. Her love of sending greeting cards to a large number of friends and family is also well known. Gloria loved sports and was a life-long fan of the Detroit Tigers, Redwings, and Pistons, and Lions. Her children have memories of long Summers narrated by Ernie Harwell on the kitchen radio as he gave play by play comments of the Tigers. Gloria also loved sewing and crafting, gardening, and HATs! Gloria is predeceased by her husband Larry, her brothers Larry and Roland, her sister Shirley, her infant son Joseph, and her son Tom. She leaves behind her brother Tom (Nancy), her children Anna Marie (Jack), Jacqui, Eric (Diane), Joe, Ken (Hanlie), Steve, and Charles (Ina). She is survived by her grandchildren Michael Marsh, Daniel Marsh, Gina Henrich, Derek Singer-Henrich, Tiernan Henrich, Reinaegh Henrich, and Noelle Henrich, and her great-grandchildren Keili Henrich, Luke Henrich, and Madelyn Marsh. Gloria is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, her brother in law, Glenn Giese, and her sister in law, Arlene Portman (Bill). A celebration of life mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 North Camino Pio, Tucson, Arizona 85715 on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Gloria will be interred with her husband Larry at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1300 South Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 immediately after the service at St. Pius. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to please consider a donation to Peppi’s House Hospice at Tucson Medical Center. (Gloria’s son Tom also passed away at Peppi’s House, in 2013) Please visit the memorial website at: dignitymemorial.com for Gloria’s Obituary as well as to leave any wishes or comments for her family.


  • Funeral Service

    jeudi, 17 juin , 2021


Gloria Anne Sauvage Henrich


Lisa Stoner

22 juin , 2021

The Chisolm family is saddened to hear of Mrs. Henrich's passing. She was a second mother to us and we will miss her friendly smile. May you rest in peace in God's hands.

We pray for the Henrich children, all were like siblings to us. We had so many fun times with your family.

We love you!

Ted, Lisa and Scott

Barbara Hanchin

17 juin , 2021

I got to know Gloria when I would go to Boutique at St. Pius and also at Daily Mass. My husband and I only went to Tucson for Two months at the most in the winter time but the times I was with Gloria were special. We are both Michiganders. I wish I had known her better and when she was raising her large family. She could have taught me lots. I was never at her home but the times at St. Pius were very memorable. She's in my thoughts and prayers. I never knew her husband. But those days at Boutique were very special to me - the ladies are all so down-to-earth. God has opened the door for Gloria to go to a better place. Peace to all her family. Barbara Hanchin

Lyn Reedy

16 juin , 2021

One thing we’ll always cherish no matter what life sends – A memory of the happiness of us just being friends.

Always a smile, instead of a frown always a hand, when I was down – always true, thoughtful and kind wonderful memories she left behind. I will cherish my memories.

I will miss my dear friend, my neighbor Gloria. You were a servant of our Father and I know that you are resting in the arms of our Lord. God speed.

Thank you so very much for sharing your Mom with so many..

Mariane Sobodash

16 juin , 2021

Gloria and I met while working at Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She worked in the lab, I worked in the operating room and Larry worked in X-ray in 1954. I encouraged Larry & Gloria to date as I was dating my husband to be Marv. We had many happy double dates together and ultimately both married our husbands in 1955. I remember the day AnnaMarie was born, we were so excited and Gloria and Larry went on to have many more children. We lived near each other in Westland, Michigan until Gloria and Larry moved out to Arizona. Many happy memories. She was an amazing friend and I miss her.