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Joan Borlace

June 4, 1938 October 3, 2012
Joan Borlace
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Obituary for Joan Borlace

Joan Borlace, a resident of Clay Twp., Harsens Island, Michigan, passed away in the care of her family on October 3, 2012. She was 74 years old.

Born June 4, 1938 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Joan was the only child of parents Joseph and Mary Teskey. Joan was raised in Mt. Clemens and later moved to Detroit, where she graduated from Mercy High School.
As a young woman, Joan loved the cultural arts, especially theater and ballet. She had fond memories of practicing ballet at the Detroit Institute of the Arts on Woodward where she danced beginning at the age of three. In addition, Joan enjoyed roller skating at the Mt. Clemens Skating Club. Throughout her life, Joan held a deep appreciation for theater performances and attended often, frequently inviting her family and friends to join her.
Through friendships in the neighborhood, Joan met the young Clifford Borlace who became the love of her life. Cliff had been known around the neighborhood as a �Bad Boy�... that is to say, until he found Joan. To all who knew the couple, it was apparent that Cliff completed Joan and Joan, Cliff. On May 10, 1958, Cliff and Joan were married in Detroit. Together, the couple was blessed by the births of their children. Beginning in 1975, the Borlace�s raised their family in Milford. As the years went on, Cliff and Joan were joyful as their family grew to include the mates of their children, and the blessing of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joan was most proud to be a homemaker to her family. For many years, Joan served as the bookkeeper of the Borlace family business, Radiator Hospital.
When it came to travel, Joan loved both Hawaii and Walt Disney World. It was her dream to bring each of her grandchildren to Disney--one day, when each of them find their way, her dream will come true as they feel the magic she had intended to share.

Preceded in death by Clifford �Nip� Borlace (d. September 4, 2012), her beloved husband of 54 years, Joan joins him now in heaven to continue their �forever.�

Joan is survived by her sons, Cliff, Jr. (Bonnie), Doug (Holly), Steve (Kathy) Borlace; daughter, Lori (John) Bucknell; grandchildren, Laura (Tom) Abraham, Cliff III, (Lindsey), Alexandra, Sydney, Britton, Addison, Matthew and Rebecca Borlace, John and Joseph Bucknell; great-grandchildren, Braxton and Payton Borlace; extended family members and dear friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10 AM with Fr. Jack Baker officiating. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit on Sunday 2-7 PM.

Memorials encouraged to: the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 or Michigan Eye-Bank, 4889 Venture Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

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


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