Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI


Maria Angela Wills

July 23, 1945May 12, 2020

Maria Angela Wills, Age 74, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Tuesday May 12, 2020. Maria was born July 23, 1945 to Fernanda and Romolo Paesani.

Maria was bookkeeper in the real estate title industry. However, she was so much more to everyone she touched. She was a devoted wife and ever- loving mother to her sons. Her infectious smile and positive attitude always lifted the spirits of anyone she would meet. She loved to be near her family and friends and always felt most comfortable with the people she loved. Maria was a fantastic cook and everyone loved when she would make her signature recipes. Maria was also talented in arts and crafts and loved to quilt and used her creativity to bring joy to the hearts of the people she loved. She will be sorely missed and she touched the hearts and minds of many people in her glorious life.

Maria is survived by her children Dr. Thomas Wills D.O. and Timothy Wills (Renee); Grandchild Elise Wills; nieces Gina Paesani-Smith and Anita Daroczy.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Wills; father Romolo Paesani and mother Fernanda Paesani; brothers Paul Paesani, Domenic Paesani and Gordon Paesani.

Because of the unusual circumstances of the Coronavirus, the family will have a celebration gathering to celebrate the life of Maria Wills as soon as it is safely possible.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maria’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.



  • Private Family Visitation

    Monday, May 18, 2020




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Andrew Mac

May 20, 2020

While in high school, Mrs. Wills was always warm and welcoming when I would stop by to meet up with Tom. I fondly remember her big eye glasses, and even bigger smile, each time she answered the front door.
I remember dropping by years later while Tom was in town - after she had received her cochlear implant. A smiling Mrs. Wills greeted me at the front door on Seltzer. As I began speaking with her, I realized that although she had known me for decades this was the first time she had heard my voice and it made me tear up a bit. She saw this and gave me a huge hug. I recall feeling very happy for her and her newly restored sense of hearing.
Mrs. Wills was a great person. She will be missed.

Eric Henzi

May 18, 2020

I don't think there is one particular memory that stands out. I just remember Mrs. Wills always being in a fun mood when I was around. She was always offering me something to eat or drink, and we seemed to share a sense of humor. She was certainly tolerant of some of the teenage shenanigans that I provided. She was loved by so many and will certainly be missed.

Kevin Giacobbi

May 18, 2020

I have so many memories over the years, But the first one that always pops in my mind is such a simple one. It was only a few years ago and Tom and Maria were visiting Doc Tom and I came into town for a short visit. One afternoon I helped Maria make dinner. We joked and laughed and compared cooking tricks. That evening is was one of those days where you just say to yourself "today was a good day," I had no idea that everytime her name was mentioned or I thought about her, that afternoon would be my first thought. And everytime...I mean everytime it always warms my heart a bit!

Gail Esker

May 18, 2020

Tom and Family: I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember going over your house and she was always so sweet to me. I always felt welcome in your house. Tom, you have her smile. Sending love and prayers your way, and I'm sorry I can't be there.
Gail (Maylone) esker

Linda Auge

May 17, 2020

Maria was such a kind and beautiful person. I will miss her fabulous smile, the twinkle in her eye, the way she wrapped Elise's Christmas presents in box upon box so she had to unwrap them all to get to the gift, her pride in her boys, the way she called Renee, Renny, her yummy cookies and food, and her kindness and warmth to me. She will be missed.

Adele Farmer

May 17, 2020

My dear cousin, Maria~
Losing you and my brother, Ken, within one week has been devastating!
I cherish the countless good times we had together from young children to our recent cousin luncheons. Those special meetings were filled with love, laughter and great family stories that will always be remembered. I will dearly miss you!
Bill and I keep Tom, Tim and family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest In Peace my sweet cousin!
Adele and Bill

Mary Anne Muscat

May 17, 2020

Maria was my best friend, my sister in law, my mentor and confidant. She helped me through some difficult times in my life, and helped me work through many situations that have paid off to this day. She alway saw the best in people; she didn't have a mean bone in her body. Her passing has left a huge hole in my heart that will be there for a very long time. But I will choose to remember the 40 plus years we have been friends. The 7th floor elevator ride, tp-ing our friends homes, our Christmas cookie decorations, Christmas tree cutting and the jester craziness that lasted for several years and ended up including Gordon and Domenic. We had a lot of laughs together and lately a lot of tears. I will miss you greatly my Dear Friend.

Shirley Paesani

May 16, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Maria. We go back a very long way. I recall teaching her how to drive when she was a teenager. Later giving her a bridal shower followed later by a baby shower. Over the many years we had lots of laughs and many enjoyable times together. She was always a fun person with a great personality. I can't believe she is gone. She will be sorely missed. I will always cherish the privilege of knowing her and the wonderful memories.

My deepest sympathy to the Paesani family.

Anita Paesani-Daroczy

May 15, 2020

To all our family,
Aunty Maria was and will always be, one of the most important people in my life. She was always there for me in good times and bad. There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled and I will miss her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. From my first memories to the one we shared the day before she left us, I will always feel love. Wishing we could hug, cry and laugh together in these days. I love you all. There is nothing like familia.
Love to you all,
Anita and Chris


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