OBITUARY

Monica Lee Head

June 6, 1957October 4, 2021
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Monica Lee Head, age 64, of Pinckney, died Monday, October 4, 2021, at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Michael Head; her two sons: Reace Head, and Chans Head; her sister, Laura (Robert) D’Angelo; her father, Raymond Schilinske; her sister-in-law, Cindy (Tom) Tatu; her parents-in-law, Ransom (Patricia) Head; and many other nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends.

Monica was born June 6, 1957, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond and Grace (Insalaco) Schilinske. She met Michael Head on a blind date at the Farmington Farmer’s Festival in July of 1990, and it was love at first sight! Shortly after, they began dating, fell in love, and were married on April 6, 1991. Monica worked as the head of operations at Motion Control Shop from 2007 until her retirement in 2020. Strong in her catholic faith, Monica was a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney for thirty years, and during that time became very involved volunteering at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In her free time, she could always be found spending time outdoors; she loved to go for boat rides on the chain of lakes whenever she could. She and Michael also shared fond memories of their travels to Europe together. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

Monica was preeded in death by her mother, Grace Schilinske; and her brother, Phillip Schilinske.

In accordance with Monica’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Monica’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Rev. Fr. Dan Kogut will officiate. Monica will be inurned at Milford Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Dianne Magier

October 9, 2021

Dear Mike, Reace and Chans,

Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with you. May beautiful memories of your sweet wife and Mom bring you great strength and peace. She’s now looking out for each of you as your special guardian angel.

Love,

Emil, Dianne, Jake and Cal Magier

Angie (and Dave) Nagy

October 7, 2021

Dear Mike, Reace and Chans, My heart hurts for you and the loss of sweet Monica. Dave and I have kept you in our prayers throughout our years of friendship. We pray that you will be surrounded by an abundance of love as you mourn and hope that those that are able to be with you to celebrate her life will surface wonderful memories that are soothing. May our Blessed Mother help you to feel all the love that Monica has for each of you. We are so sorry. With love and friendship, Dave & Angie Nagy

Kathy Braciszewski

October 7, 2021

Oh dear Monica: So many memories to think about. You were always the "life of the party" even if it was just a party of the two of us! We had great times working together at St. Mary School-especially on the auctions! We certainly made a name for ourselves when we didn't figure out the auction computer program. I think we got fired that night from our volunteer job!

Your smile....dazzling. I hope you are smiling in the company of your mom and brother. And I promise I will smile every time I think of you.
Rest Well, my friend. Love you always. Kathy

Domini Zatroch

October 6, 2021

Monica, Monica, Monica, soooo many memories, so many long meaningful talks, and so many laughs. You were one of a kind, vibrant, so full of life, and always smiling. I will treasure our friendship forever, and there will always be a space in my heart that only you could fill. YOU have made all of our lives better by being a part of us. I will miss you terribly. We hope you are at peace and sharing your beautiful smile with all of our loved ones on the other side.
Friends forever,
Domini & Mike xoxo

Darla Favot

October 6, 2021

Oh, my dearest friend, Monica. So many wonderful memories of you I will keep in my heart. Motorcycle weekends, boating days, lunches that turned into dinners with so much to talk about. Someday, we’ll sit in our rocking chairs together and look back on all these special times. I will miss you more than you know. xo Darla

Bill Nedela

October 6, 2021

Nothing but fond and fun memories of Monica. Our joyful neighbor for over 20 years. Monica put others first. A caring, sincere and happy woman. Paula and I send our deepest condolences to Mike, Rease, Chans and the entire family. She will be remembered with Love by our family.

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Biography

Monica Lee Head, age 64, of Pinckney, died Monday, October 4, 2021, at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Michael Head; her two sons: Reace Head, and Chans Head; her sister, Laura (Robert) D’Angelo; her father, Raymond Schilinske; her sister-in-law, Cindy (Tom) Tatu; her parents-in-law, Ransom (Patricia) Head; and many other nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends.

Monica was born June 6, 1957, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond and Grace (Insalaco) Schilinske. She met Michael Head on a blind date at the Farmington Farmer’s Festival in July of 1990, and it was love at first sight! Shortly after, they began dating, fell in love, and were married on April 6, 1991. Monica worked as the head of operations at Motion Control Shop from 2007 until her retirement in 2020. Strong in her catholic faith, Monica was a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney for thirty years, and during that time became very involved volunteering at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In her free time, she could always be found spending time outdoors; she loved to go for boat rides on the chain of lakes whenever she could. She and Michael also shared fond memories of their travels to Europe together. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

Monica was preeded in death by her mother, Grace Schilinske; and her brother, Phillip Schilinske.

In accordance with Monica’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Monica’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Rev. Fr. Dan Kogut will officiate. Monica will be inurned at Milford Memorial Cemetery at a later date.