OBITUARY

Marie Palazzolo McMann

November 18, 1927February 26, 2011

Marie McMann (Palazzolo), age 83, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by Clifford, her devoted husband; four daughters, Sally (Terry) Howard, Susan (Russel) Hendricks, Michelle (Douglas) Wyn, all of Grand Rapids and Patricia (Robert) Hendryx of Valrico, Florida; grandchildren, Teresa (Shane) Snoap, Cathy (Jim) Armstrong, Shelley (Jason) Breen, Paul (Heidi) Hendricks, Matthew Hendricks, Scott Hendricks, Eric Wyn, Brooke Wyn, Rob Hendryx and Christina Hendryx; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Spencer, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Austin, Justin, Emma, Sidney, Landon, and Madeline; sister-in-laws, Sonya (Don) Olds of Bellaire MI, Helen Garcia of Chula Vista, CA, Margaret Pellerito of Grand Rapids; brother-in-law Vic Sbordon; many nieces and nephews and many special friends and neighbors. Marie was born in St. Louis, MO on November 18, 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Palazzolo. She married Clifford McMann Jr. on September 2, 1947. Their love affair lasted more than 63 years. Marie loved spending time with her family the most and will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother and loved by all. She enjoyed travel, getting her nails done, ice cream cones, winning at the casino and her Friday nights out with Cliff. She worked at Plainfield Department Store for over 25 yrs. She was a life long member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Her beautiful smile will never be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ida and Santa and brothers Anthony and Edwin. The family would like to thank her doctors Dr. Robert Daniels, Dr. Donna Harold and Dr. Duane Berkenpass for their wonderful care over the last three years and also the staff on the 4 floor (south) at Spectrum Hospital. Thank you Diane, her hairdresser and the girls at Modern Nail for always making her look so beautiful. The family will celebrate her life with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church1120 4 Mile Rd. NE with Rev. Tom Page as celebrant. Interment in Fairplains Cemetery. If you would like to pay your respects to Marie, please visit the Reyers North Valley Chapel 2815 Fuller Ave NE on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Monday at Reyers Chapel. For those who wish, memorials may be made to The Huntington’s Disease Society of Michigan 1174 James Savage Rd. Midland, MI 48640 “Always kiss goodnight”

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 28, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, February 28, 2011
  • Rosary Service Monday, February 28, 2011
  • A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Tuesday, March 1, 2011
REMEMBERING

Marie Palazzolo McMann

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Jon and Jan Cooley

April 20, 2011

Terry and Sally,
So sorry for your loss. May God's love heal your hearts.

Linda H. Kremer

March 21, 2011

Dear Mr.McMann, Sally,Sue,sisters & families, Hello, *I have fond memories of the neighborhood there on Grape Street & your family. The block parties, trick or treating, school, church, my parents gas station & your Mother, Marie! She was always warm witty,a bright smile & eyes, crowned with beautiful black hair. Deepest Sympathy,Comfort& Peace!

Chuck & Mary Zalewski(Spicuzza)

March 15, 2011

Our family and the Palazzolo family were as close as blood relatives. We grew up in the same neighborhood, Marie's Mom worked with my Mom at McInerney, Marie babysat for me and my sister, oh so many years ago. Anthony was my best friend, we did alot together, including delivering the shopping news. We were just really good friends. On Sundays my dad would load up his truck to head out to the beach, we had Marie's mom,dad and all the kids with us. Marie's mom, and mine would fix spaghetti to take on a picnic! We had such good times as kids. We remember all the good times and we cherish all those memories. Cliff you might even remember some of them. The picnics, the times we all got together to just have a good time. Our hearts go out to you Cliff and your beautiful family. Marie's smile will surely light up the heavens as she passes through the gates, and her beloved parents(and stepdad Tim), her brothers and sisters are all there to welcome her home. God bless you and all of you will forever be in our hearts.We are sorry we learned of Marie's death so long after her passing,ours the loss, but we know she is at peace and always smiling.

Lynn Pellerito/Briggs

March 3, 2011

Dear Cliff and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Marie was always such a smiling face and a gentle heart. I will always remember both of you as an example of a wonderful couple.

Warmest regards,
Gene & Lynn Pellerito Briggs
Chino, California

Carter & Barb Bunch

March 2, 2011

Ms Marie will always live on in the hearts of everyone who loved her. How can you ever forget that SMILE! She always made you feel happy and welcome. May all the family find comfort, peace and strength in the memories that are yours to cherish alway. God Bless.

Mary Ryon

March 2, 2011

Cliff~

I am so very sorry to hear about Marie! You were both such wonderfully kind, friendly neighbors when I lived across the street from you. I so enjoyed our talks at the mailbox! She now rests in the loving arms of Jesus, and may those tender, loving memories of your many years together bring you comfort and peace.

Mary Ryon

March 1, 2011

Dear Cliff and Family,

Bill and I are so sorry to hear that Marie has passed away. She was a classy lady. I remember being the newlyweds in the neighborhood and having Marie help me with a few recipes. Hopefully all the wonderful memories you have will help ease the pain of her loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Bill and Barb Prins

Karen Kuks-Hannahan

March 1, 2011

Thinking of Mrs. McMann brings back many pleasant and funny childhood memories. The kid next door remembers that adorable laugh. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

March 1, 2011

Dear Mr. McMann, Sue and family,

Our favorite memory of Marie was seeing her playing the nickel machines at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas one summer. We actually recognized her black hair and the handsome fellow next to her feeding her nickles. She was having the time of her life! Please feel the hugs we are sending from far away....Don and Nancy Czarniecki xo

Angie and Tim Huspen (Pellerito)

February 28, 2011

Aunt Marie was an absolutely wonderful person. Nice to everyone, friendly, stylish as can be, happy and a great role model of a woman. She and Uncle Cliff were about as cute a couple as there is, and demonstrated such love for one another..the kind of perfect love that only appears to exists in movies. They give us all a target to try and reach. Thank you for being such a great person, Aunt Marie. You will be truly missed