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Margaret Ann Chenier

March 4, 1936 May 12, 2019
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Our Mom, Margaret Ann Chenier passed away peacefully today, Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born on March 4, 1936, the only date that tells you what to do, March forth. Marching Forth is exactly how she lived her life of 83 years. In her lifetime she was known by many names and each one suited her and the season of life. She was known as Mom, Gramma, Margie, Margaret, Marge and eventually Molly for the last 30 or so years. She always found the positive in any situation.

She lived her childhood in Detroit, with her parents, David and Rose Blanche, later moving to Ottawa, Canada to live with her Grandmother and eventually spent much of her childhood and early teen years living in an orphanage with her two sisters, Janette Chenier and Vivian Brincat.

She had numerous lifelong friends, including many from the orphanage, who she saw regularly. They would meet monthly and laugh, talk, dance and sing, celebrating their unique shared experiences as children.

She had many jobs throughout her life. As a teenager she worked at Hudson’s. This gave her a passion for style and fashion. Hudson’s also gave her a love for shopping, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

In her 20s she became what she was best at in life; a mother to six children and then eventually grandmother to five. She always said that her six children couldn’t be any more different from each other, and that she was so proud of each of them. She didn’t have any real role models for parenting, so this made her mothering skills that much more impressive.

Her six children, Sue (Dan) Hough, Brian Homeszyn, Keith Homeszyn, David (Tracey) Homeszyn , Jennifer (Ken) Pasanski and Annie (Mike) Bussom couldn’t be any more proud to call her Mom. Her grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Williams, Alicia Homeszyn, Anthony Homeszyn , Abigail Pasanski and Spencer Pasanski loved their Grandma for her sense of humor, her love of nature, painting skills, and her love of all kinds of music.

Molly went back to the workforce at a late age and also earned her degree. She was extremely proud of her accomplishments, including completing her degree in child development and becoming a director at a child care center. She was a pioneer in childcare at the time.

She stayed active her whole life, enjoying daily walks of 5 miles throughout her beloved Milford, where she lived since 1968.

Her children strongly believed that she should live out the end of her life with dignity, so she was able to stay in her home surrounded by amazing caregivers during her final 3 years of life. They would help her take out her seasonal decorations and make her home extremely festive all year long.

She passed on her love of music to her children and grandchildren. They remember her love of jazz music, rock and roll and especially party favorites on her cable channel. If you passed a good song on the radio like something from Jay Z, she would make you go back and listen. Slow Ride by Foghat and anything by The Doors were among her favorites.

Our Mom was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Blanche, her father, David, her sister, Vivian, and her son-in-law, Dan Hough.

Our Mom was loved fiercely by her children, who each cared for her during her long illness in their own way. She taught us to persevere and look for the good in the world. We all will march forth in our unique ways as her loving family.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00am at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Milford, Michigan. A visitation with the family will be held at the home of her son, Brian Homeszyn Thursday, May 16 from 4pm - 7pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to Crash’s Landing 1545 Diamond Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505


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Thursday

16

May

11:00 AM 5/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows

1955 E. Commerce St.
Milford, MI 48381

Gathering to begin at 10:30

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