Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI


Mary Helen Joseph

May 19, 1940August 3, 2019

JOSEPH, MARY HELEN age 79, died Saturday August 3, 2019 at the Hurley Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be  11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley St, Flint, MI . Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Thomas Firestone officiating. Visitation will be 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday with a Rosary being prayed at 6:30 P.M. at the Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, MI. Mary was born May 19, 1940 in ,  Jaffna, Sri Lanka, to parents Michael Joseph and Mary Josephine (Shanmugam) Pillainayagam. Mary worked as a Hurley Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer for over 35 years. Surviving are sons Reginald (Anjali) Joseph, Brian Joseph; grandsons Rishan and Rowan; . Preceded in death by husband Dr. Celestine Joseph August 31, 2016. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.   Condolences may be left On-Line at reiglefuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Mary Helen Joseph

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Jordan Brown

August 6, 2019

She was a wonderful woman, who was treasured as both a volunteer and a person here at Hurley. She has an infectious smile and a radiant warmth. When I first started at Hurley she made a point to get to know me and share her story with me. Incredible woman who will be missed by everyone she touched at this organization. I am personally thankful for her.

Jordan Brown
Hurley Foundation

Richard Warmbold

August 6, 2019

Mary was a wonderful person and that carried over into her volunteering at Hurley Medical Center. When I arrived at Hurley in the development office now foundation she made it a point to take me around and introduced me to the volunteers. Telling me what they did and how special each one was. I also had the pleasure of sitting by her many times at the Auxiliary luncheons. She gave freely of her time and talents. The family and other friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Rick Warmbold, retired foundation president

Mildred Hood

August 6, 2019

Sending Sympathy and Condolences to Helen's Family. I only met and volunteered with Helen once in the surgical lounge at Hurley Hospital, such a sweet, kind and humorous woman whom I will never forget. May your memories of Helen forever sustain your family. God bless you all.

Mrs. Mildred Hood
Hurley Volunteer

Carol Little

August 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Condolences to Emmanuel and Ann on the loss of your sister. Hugs