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Martha Grady Danz

July 28, 1925 May 15, 2012
Martha Grady Danz
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Obituary for Martha Grady Danz

Martha Grady Danz of Bloomfield Hills died peacefully May 15, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was 86 years old. Martha was born July 28, 1925, in Corry, Pennsylvania, to Helen (nee Besselman) and Lawrence Grady.

Martha grew up in Detroit and graduated from Redford High School. In her younger years she was a member of the Detroit Operettas and remained a talented vocalist throughout her life. On September 2, 1950, she married her true love, William Danz at St. Mary�s of Redford. Martha and Bill were founding members of St. Fabian Parish in Farmington Hills before settling in the Birmingham area, where they became active members of St. Regis and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.

Martha was a faithful and devoted Catholic mother and deeply proud that her 3 daughters graduated from Marian High School and her three sons from Brother Rice. In her spare time, she spent countless hours volunteering with the Red Cross at various nearby hospitals. She was a member of the St. Regis Altar Guild and maintained a special relationship with the Franciscans of the former Duns Scotus Monastery in Southfield.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Martha Grady Danz will be remembered best for her deep faith in God and her fierce devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Martha is survived by her children, Barbara Danz, Lorna Danz, Mary (Dave) Becker, William Danz, Paul (Alison) Danz, and Robert Danz. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Elizabeth Rowe, Andrew Becker, Katie Becker, Jacqueline Danz, and Natalie Danz and sister, Barbara (Norman) Berg. Martha is preceded in death by her husband, William M. Danz.

Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce Road, Beverly Hills, Saturday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorials appreciated to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 230 Huron View Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.

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