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Merrie Watchowski

October 9, 1926 December 2, 2018
Merrie Watchowski
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Obituary for Merrie Watchowski

Merrie Watchowski of Birmingham, Michigan passed away peacefully on December 2, 2018. She was 92 years old. Merrie was born in Ubly, Michigan, one of Albert and Mary Grifka’s 17 children.

Since 2008, Merrie lived at Baldwin House in Birmingham and enjoyed her vibrant lifestyle and dear friends there. Prior to Baldwin House, she and Leonard raised their family in Bloomfield Hills and later enjoyed retirement in Caseville, Michigan before moving to Birmingham. Merrie loved her social life as evidenced by her many friends with whom she enjoyed golf, cards, travel, and Holy Name Catholic Church. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life and she will be missed by everyone.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Paula Darany (Charles), son, Dale Watchowski (Randi Williams), and her 4 granddaughters, Caroline (Dan Gorman), Alison (Mike Cusenza), Olivia Darany, and Elizabeth Watchowski. She was also blessed this year with a great-granddaughter, Margo. Merrie is preceded in death by her late husband, Leonard Watchowski, Merrie is now at peace, and will join her husband at Ubly Valley Cemetery, in Ubly, Michigan.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, Michigan, Tuesday 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Michigan on Wednesday at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.


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