OBITUARY

Margaret Marge Joann O'Neil Gesch

July 11, 1933June 28, 2013

Margaret passed away peacefully on June 28, 2013 at the age of 79. Margaret died peacefully after succumbing to an aneurysm. Born on July 11, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan to Katherine (McDonald) and Charles F. O'Neil, Margaret moved to the Detroit area after meeting her husband, Charles Francis Gesch. They were married on Margaret's birthday, and moved to Westland, Michigan to raise their family, where they lived together until her death. She lived a full life, working at many well-known Detroit landmarks, including Better Made Potato Chips, J.L. Hudson's and most recently, Harry J. Will Funeral Home. Travel, friends, food and family defined this truly one-of-a-kind woman.

She is predeceased by children Mary Kay and Charles, and grandchildren Garrett, Dianne and Patrick. Margaret is survived by husband Charles, daughters Polly and Julie and grandchildren Joseph Dupree, Anthony Dupree, Charly Norton and Nicholas Norton.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 3-9 pm with a Rosary Service (time to be confirmed) at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Avenue in Wayne.

Margaret will lie in state Monday from 10:30 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 34530 Michigan Avenue, Wayne.

Memorial donations will be accepted through the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer's Association

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • In state Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 1, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Rosary Service
REMEMBERING

Margaret Marge Joann O'Neil Gesch

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Petrice Miller

July 1, 2013

Julie, words can't express the love that I have for you and your family. May this period of grief and sorrow be soon filled with Joy and Peace! Your mom was a very nice woman and I'm thankful that God gave me the opportunity to share words with her. Be strong and encouraged!

Katie Walker

June 30, 2013

julie, nick, and charley,
I'm sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret and like the rest of her family, she was a wonderful person with a good heart. you are in my prayers.
love u all!
katie

Robi Nashar

June 30, 2013

No words can express the sudden loss of your Mother. Know that she is in the City of Angels and will always be with you in mind and spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Julie.

Peggy Eckardt

June 30, 2013

Polly,
I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family.
Peggy Eckardt (Presher)

Lisa Miles Gentile

June 30, 2013

Julie
So sorry to hear of your loss. My mother is broken hearted at the loss of her friend as well. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Lisa Reilly Mesner

June 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Peg was a wonderful lady and will miss her smiling face.

Danette Morrison

June 30, 2013

Thinking of you and your family Julie. Hugs.

American Heart Association

June 30, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

JOYCE ZELEK

June 30, 2013

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.MARGARET WAS A TREASURE TO ALL HUDSON'S RETIREES.

Fran Stefanski

June 29, 2013

Margie was such a great lady. Always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. I will miss seeing her at the Hudson's Retirees Luncheon on the last Tuesday of the month. God Bless You and Your Family!