Mary Elizabeth English

August 5, 1946March 1, 2018

Mary Elizabeth English, age 71 of White Lake, passed away March 1, 2018. Loving wife of Mike for nearly 52 years. Devoted mother of Jo Anne (Bill) Moulder, Amy (Steve) Lamar, and Pamela (Tim) Devine. Proud grandma to Damian (Kala), Kayla, Cory, Sean, Haley, and Ryan; and faithful companion to her Yorkies, Toby and Katie. Mary retired from GM Pontiac Metal Fab and was a member of St. Patrick Parish in White Lake. She loved to play Texas Hold 'Em Poker, golf, and travel with Mike in the RV. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am (In state at 10:00 am) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Patrick Church, 9086 Hutchins Rd., White Lake. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Knights of Columbus Rosary) at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. Interment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society.


  • St. Vincent De Paul Society


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • In State at Church Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Mark English

March 6, 2018

To Mike and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you, and our prayers are with you. All our love, Mark and Karen English

Kris (English) Johnson

March 6, 2018

I have enjoyed getting to know Mary better, through our online games together. She was not only a relative to me, but I believe she became a friend. I am really going to miss her.
My heart goes out to Mike and the girls, as it’s only been 3 months since I lost my dad. Know that people are thinking of you and prayers are with you.

Ed Mareski

March 6, 2018

We were deeply saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She has been in my prayers ever since I found out she was battling cancer. Pat & I always looked forward to seeing her and Mike at the St. Fred's annual reunion. Mary we will always be thinking of you and you willl defianately be missied. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike and the family.

Jim Girardot

March 5, 2018

Have known Mary since grade school. My thoughts and prayers to Mike and his family.

Craig Cotter

March 5, 2018


I will never forget golfing with both you and Mary, as well as all the great times we spent over the years as cousins at family reunions and functions. Mary was one of the strongest people I knew, you always knew where should stood on things.

Cousin Craig

Marja Daffern

March 4, 2018

Dear Mike, JoAnne, Amy and Pamela (and family) - The memory of those we love stays in our hearts forever -
Although I haven't seen you for a long time, your family will always stay in my heart. You gave me such a wonderful year and wonderful memories. I feel priviledged to have been part of your family and I am so happy we have kept in touch. I am also happy I was able to chat with Mary over the past years, she was an amazing lady and I will miss her dearly.

Thinking of you all, with heartfelt sympathy
Marja and family

Jacque and Jim Crehan

March 4, 2018

Mary, you will be missed by all. I remember the good times at Admiralty RV Park in San Antonio, TX. We had a great time visiting y'all in MI and a fun weekend on y'alls boat. I will miss your pretty face on FB. May God assign you as one of my angels to look after me. May God hold your family in his arms as they mourn the loss of you. A great friend, a loving and caring person.

Thanks for inviting me into your life and my heart will always hold fine memories of you and Mike.

Hugs and Prayers,

Jacque and Jim Crehan

Karen Swaim

March 3, 2018

Our deepest sympathy goes to Mike & your daughters. It is so hard to believe Mary has gone from her earthly home. We all rejoice in knowing she will not have to suffer.
As I think of the 64 or so years I have known Mary, there are so many wonderful memories. Fairly recently, she reminded me that we were partners when we received our First Communions at St. Hugo's. Then there was Brownies & Girl Scouts and the many sleep-overs where I would go to her house & the very next night she would come to mine. Also remembering the double dating Dave & I did with Mike & Mary...especially in that black & white Chevy. After a few years of going in different directions, we reconnected and spent some good times meeting up at various RV functions.
A true friend will be sorely missed!
Karen & Gary Swaim

Karen Chaperon

March 2, 2018

Mike and girls (family)- Sending you our thoughts and prayers. Mary was a wonderful person and I enjoy many memories of you all at the family gatherings. God Bless you all during this time.

Susie Palermo

March 2, 2018

Prayers and hugs to Mike and the girls (and their families). May you be comforted during this sad time, and know Mary would want happy thoughts to fill your minds. She will be missed by so many, along with myself. Way to soon to leave this earth.