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Mary Simon Michael “Emily”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Mary Simon Michael "Emily" of Grosse Pointe Farms, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

She was born in Detroit to Simon and Sadie (Sead) Michael. After her graduation from Ss. Peter and Paul High School in Detroit, Emily began her career at B. Siegel, starting as a salesgirl and worked her way up to become a very well respected buyer. Her work ethic and integrity were honored amongst her peers & associates. An article in the Free Press indicated she was "the Champ Buyer" recognizing her accomplishments and showing her heartfelt respect. One of the great gifts was her ability to mentor young sales associates. She made it her mission to help them progress in their careers.

Em was also an active member at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Detroit. Her dedication and commitment to the church earned her a Papal Blessing. She was a member of the church's Hasroun Society, always making sure the altar was decorated and the church was ready for Mass and events.
She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. Emily always put other's needs ahead of her own. She was known for her hospitality, ensuring guests were made comfortable with their surrounds and making others feel important all the time

She will be missed by her loving son, Joe (Sharon); her sister, Josephine Saigh; her brother, Jimmy Michael, and her many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Joe Michael, Mike Michael, Anne Meda, and George Michael.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3-8pm with prayers at 7pm. Funeral Friday, November 22, 2019; Instate 9:30am until the time of Mass, 10:00am at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 11466 Kercheval Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, the Capuchins (, or to a charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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    Prayers 7pm
  • Service

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 10:00am
    St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church
    11466 Kercheval
    Detroit, Michigan 48214
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    Instate 9:30am until the time of Mass
    Fr. Roby Zibara
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    18201 Clinton River Rd.
    Clinton Township, Michigan
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Jodie and Dennis York

Posted at 08:04pm
Dear Joe and Sharon, Our sincere love and sympathy to you during this difficult time. In celebration of a wonderful life! Jodie and Dennis
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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

Posted at 12:59pm
On behalf of the Capuchin brothers, I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Emily. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Emily's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Michael family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Emily!

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