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Constance Francine Salvati

March 15, 1943 July 31, 2021
Constance Francine Salvati
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Obituary for Constance Francine Salvati

Constance F. Salvati, a resident of Wixom, MI died on Saturday, July 31, 2021. She was 78 years old.

Connie was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The second eldest child in a family of six, Connie grew up with a tremendous sense of family and strong Catholic faith. She attended Resurrection grade school and graduated from St. Stanislaus High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1961. From there, she attended Eastern Michigan University and earned her teaching degree. For 30 years, she taught in Catholic schools, spending the majority of her career as a history teacher at Laydwood High School in Livonia. She tirelessly spearheaded countless student trips to Chicago for United Nations competitions, as well as school class trips to Washington D.C. For several years, she served as the Ladywood faculty advisor who assisted students in coordinating the annual prom. In her retirement years, Connie enjoyed numerous family trips to locations such as Yellowstone, Mt. Rainier, Italy, Puerto Rico, California, and Mackinac Island. She had a magnetic personality, as evidenced by the tremendous circle of friends that she has always maintained.

From her children's standpoint, Mom is best described as: beautiful, loving, generous, courageous, persevering, intelligent, and fun. Recently, a healthcare worker asked our mom about the things she liked, what activities she participated in, and what she was interested in. It took him less than five minutes to nail the perfect description of our mother. He quickly dubbed her as "Miss Everything." Besides being an amazing mother and grandmother, Mom has been a volunteer in her church for decades, an active member in her community holding leadership positions, and a teacher who touched the lives of hundreds of students throughout her 30 year career as an educator. She loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing cards, boating, golfing, Zumba, bowling, and wine-tasting in California. Making Christmas cookies with her grandchildren was another favorite activity of hers, and one that they treasured. She has been the pillar of love, support & strength throughout our lives and will continue to influence everything that we do going forward. Simply put, Mom is our "everything."

Constance is survived by her children, Janet (Brian) Roberts, Karen (Steve) Gardner and Tim (Cassandra) Salvati; grandchildren, Julia Salvati, Elena Zarlenga, Jack Salvati and Mia Gardner; siblings, Bob (Karen) Wiland, Norman (Rosanne) Wiland, Patricia Wiland and David (Kim) Wiland, as well as many close friends and extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Danny Wiland and parents, Edward and Viola
(nee. Hemak) Wiland.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford, MI 48381. A Rosary will be held at 7:00PM.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Street, Milford, MI 48381. Family and friends may begin gathering at 10:00AM, Service at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Milford Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions are encouraged to Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

For further information, please contact Lynch & Sons Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

4

Aug

3:00 PM 8/4/2021 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/4/2021 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Rosary Service - 7:00PM

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Thursday

5

Aug

11:00 AM 8/5/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows

1955 E. Commerce St.
Milford, MI 48381

Friends and family may gather beginning at 10:00AM

St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows
1955 E. Commerce St. Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

1820 Mt. Elliott
Detroit, MI 48207
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