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Mary Celeste Lareau

December 19, 1932 July 14, 2020
Mary Celeste Lareau
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Obituary for Mary Celeste Lareau

Mary Celeste Lareau (nee Doran) passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. She was 87 years old. A proud graduate of St. Cecilia High School in Detroit in 1951, she also attended the University of Detroit. Mary was proud of her job at the advertising firm Jam Handy in Detroit. In 1954, she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life David Casimir Lareau (March 3, 1933 – September 26, 2002).

Over the next 13 years ten children appeared: Jeanne Marie Koski, Ellen Lorraine (Brad) Gustafson, Catherine Mary (Steve) Sharbatz, David Francis (Jill) Lareau, Denise Marie (Tim) Schwab, Mary Celeste (Glenn) Taylor, Monica Carol Lareau (Paul LaRue), Martin Doran (Marie) Lareau, John Patrick (Cindy) Lareau and Eileen Cara Sharkey. In addition to us ten, Mary also leaves 26 plus grandchildren, 29 plus great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mary is survived by her two sisters Kate (Joe) Dovey and Ellen Doran. Along with the Catholic Church, we were her life and she loved us all.

What a party there must be in heaven right now. Mary joins David in heaven along with her brothers Fritz (Virginia) Doran and Pat (Mary) Doran, Son in Law Chuck Koski, and Grandson Charlie Koski. Eternal rest to them all. If they were here today, they would remind us; This day begins with the gift of light, may we use it to see each other, the lonely, those apart from us, may we shape it like clay to make hope, let’s have a party today and celebrate light. Safe Home Ma! We love you.

Burial services will be private. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Memorials appreciated The Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

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