Gloria E. Wirick (nee Petrucci), age 89, of Roseville, Michigan passed away surrounded by her loving family August 26, 2020. Born in East Detroit, Mi on February 12, 1931, to the late Francesco and Catherine Petrucci. She met her husband Russell at Eastwood Park in 1946. They married on June 19, 1948 and for the first 25 years gave birth to their 11 children. She devoted the first half of her life to her family and faith. After raising them, she devoted the second half of her life to her faith and growing family. She became an Elementary Catechism teacher, a Eucharistic Minister and a Stephen's Minister all while helping raise her grandchildren and providing them with love and adventure.
Beloved wife of the late Russell. Cherished mother of Maryellen Kobylinski, John (Louise) Wirick, Philip (Peggy) Wirick, Nancy (Ed) Michael, Richard (Liz) Wirick, Theresa Wirick, Michael (Nora) Wirick, Margaret (Ronnie) Hardacre, Joyce (Terry) Kinnaird, Carol (Steve) Renkert, Anthony (Deanna) Wirick. Adoring grandmother of the late Tanya, Brian, Chris (Angela), Chase, Matthew (Sara), the late Angela, Amy (Ashley), Kristina (Jeff), Melanie (David), Johnny (Charlyn), Danielle (Eric), Beth, Jacquie (Tyler), Joshua, Tyler (Lily), Lucas, Autumn, and Aiden. Proud great-grandmother of Ashley, Brayden, Abrielle, Michah, Erich, Luca, Kodi, Carter, Laney, Christopher, Cody, Cassidy, Charlotte, Emma, Hannah, Lillian, Penelope, and Eleanor. Loving sister of Antoinette. Gloria is predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. Dear mother-in-law to the late Jill Wirick.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 29 from 12 noon-4 pm and Sunday, August 30 from 10 am-3 pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc, 28499 Schoenherr Rd., Warren, 48088. Due to COVID restrictions only a limited number of guests are permitted at one time and masks or other facial coverings are required. Funeral Mass Monday, August 31, 10 am at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 28301 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores 48081. Due to COVID restrictions there will not be an instate period before mass, doors will open at 9:45 am and masks or facial coverings are required. There will be a Rosary at the graveside prior to the burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 18430 Utica Road, Roseville, 48066. Due to Covid-19 and the health and well-being of all guests, there will not be a luncheon following the Funeral Mass and Graveside Service.
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Dear MaryEllen and Family,
Hoping you find comfort in the memories of your dear Mother's exceptional life and achieve peace as she rests during these difficult times.
Sandy Guinness Lupini
Gloria was a neighbor & fellow Parishioner of Sacred Heart Church for many years. I knew her as a friend & I know she was a fantastic cook. She gathered her family together on weekends & fed all of them. She was a good friend & wife! Her husband, Russ, was always ready to help anyone.
I will greatly miss my Dear Aunt Gloria. She was a very special person. She always showed love to us all.
Thank GOD we were blessed to share her life. As many children as she had she always welcomed all who came to her home. I remember her sweet loving patience. GOD called her home and we have gained another Angel. RIP 💖
I still remember Gloria and Russel from my High School days being around them, they were both awesome people, all people should be like them.
MY DARLING GRANDMA
A woman of extreme strength, courage and love,
Who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove.
Someone on who our admiration was built around,
For her womanhood, wife, friend and grandmother since she was brought into this ground.
My Darling Grandma, we will forever hold in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from,
Your strength as a wonderful mother to our mothers and fathers,
And which we hope to gain in raising your great grandsons and great granddaughters.
My darling grandma, we will always respect all you went through in your hardships and distinguished ways,
Your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days,
Your beauty shines in us all who were lucky to be part of your devoted family,
We will carry you in our eyes, minds, and hearts in which we have a remedy,
My Darling Grandma, that is to hold you close by all you have taught us to do,
And to remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to,
For giving us life to blessing us with her strong inner spirit of courage,
Her unconditional love and her sensual laughter,
For being such a person in who will always and have always
held deep in our hearts now and here after.
My Darling Grandma, You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your
May you look down on us with pride on what you brought
into this world with your guidance in which you are now
truly our angel of grace.
My Darling Grandma, as you enter your new heavenly home,
may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve,
For you will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve.
We love you always and forever and may God be with you.
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WARREN, MI 48088
WARREN, MI 48088
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
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