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Lorraine L. "Sue" Mudry

April 16, 1928 June 26, 2009
Lorraine L. "Sue" Mudry
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Obituary for Lorraine L. "Sue" Mudry

Lorraine Lillian Sulla was the daughter of Leo and Ida Sulla, born April 16, 1928. They lived in Hamtramck. During the War her dad was overseas, and they lived with her grandmother. Her dad returned to the states and became a fireman. Her mom had many interesting jobs, including playing the piano for silent movies.
She had two sisters who died at an early age, and two brothers, Leo Jr. and Jim, one six years older and the other six years younger. Both have preceded her in death.
Lorraine attended Hamtramck High School and graduated in 1946. During that time she inherited the nickname �Sue�, short for Sulla, and most people today still know her as Sue.
At that time she joined a group called the Opti Lites. Several women from the club have met on a regular basis for meetings and lunches for 66 years. She also belongs to the �JUG�S� which stands for �Just us girls�.
While living in Detroit with her family, she went out on a blind date with Nicholas Mudry, of Hamtramck. They fell in love and were married on May 15, 1948. Nick was an insurance agent and also was a great accordian player, where he played at weddings and bars.
Next, their only child Deborah was born, September 28, 1949. They bought their first new home in Detroit. Debbie�s most memorable times with mom were the special Birthday Parties she threw for her. The family barbecues and pool parties, making Christmas cookies, and most of all their love for dolls.
After their marriage in 1969, Debbie and son-in-law Rick had Sue and Nick�s first grandchild, Rachel in 1971 and then Keith in 1974.
Sue had several secretarial jobs. With the help of her friend Clara, she landed a job at the Wayne County Intermediate School District, now RESA in 1976. She remained there until her retirement in 1994.
Now residing in Trenton, she lived there until her husband of 51 years passed away. In 2003 she moved to Waterford to be closer to her family.
Rachel loved talking to Grandma on the phone and getting together for little lunch dates and Keith liked the special Christmas and Easter dinners she cooked.
She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, BINGO and going to the casinos. She liked watching tennis, golf and baseball. She also enjoyed her house plants. But most of all she enjoyed being with her family, and all her dear friends.
As a member of St. Patrick�s Church in White Lake, she had a strong faith. She said the rosary nightly. Her favorite Saints were St. Jude and St. Anthony.
After a short stay in the hospital, the Lord released her from the pain of her cancer on June 26, 2009. We already miss you.

Lorraine is the dearest mother of Deborah (the late Richard) Kujawa of Highland, and loving grandmother of Rachel Kujawa of Highland and Keith Kujawa of White Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ida Sulla, and her husband, Nicholas Mudry.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins, White Lake, on Tuesday, June 30, at 11AM. Friends may visit at the church from 9:30AM until the time of Mass. Burial Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.


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