Maurice J. Greenia, age 92, passed away on September 5, 2020 at his home in Grosse Pointe surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 17, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Herbert W. and the late Helen (nee; Rivard) Greenia.
Maurice will always be remembered as an educator and an inventor. He was a teacher at the Detroit Public Schools for multiple years and worked at Detroit Edison for over 20 years.
Maurice was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving father of Maurice Jr., Thomas, Dennis (Ann), Patricia (the late Tim Knoll), Matthew (Nancy), Timothy, Michael, Joseph, and Margaret Sulek (the late Paul). Dearest grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 2. Preceded in death by his brothers, Paul "Brother Conrad, Trappist, Cistercian" Greenia, Claude Greenia (the late Simone, the late Eileen) and Ralph Greenia (the late Mary Ann), and his sister, Irma Barlage (the late James). Also survived by his loving nieces, nephews, remaining family, and friends.
Maurice will lie Instate on Wednesday, September 9 at 10:30am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11:00am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery,
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MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO MAURICE JR AND ALL GREENIAS
Our condolences and prayers for the Greenia family. Mr. and Mrs. Greenia were good friends to our parents. They were especially kind to our our mother Emma when she was sick. WE are eternally grateful for their many kindnesses. May the both rest in peace together.
God bless and console the family and all the friends and relatives of Mr. Greenia. Special man he was! R.I.P. Maurice.
Maurice was the last one left of his generation in our branch of the Greenia family. We knew him as our "Uncle Maury". I recall many stories about him, from long ago, which I'll save for later. I will acknowledge that Maury, his sibs, and his kind, have given so much to us and the world, but I will not say that we owe him anything for it. That would not be his belief. Instead, I propose that he serve as a model, for us and following generations, to inspire our lives and attitudes. This passing makes me present to how my generation now comprises the "old ones", to quote our Uncle Claude. With any luck, we'll keep this going for many generations to come!
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