In memory of
Mary Stull
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In memory of
Mary Stull
Mary and Bill provided tender care for each child, each of whom died with Hospice care in their Clinton Township home. Their second daughter, Audrey, was a Petty Officer in the Navy. On her trip home for her brother, Paul's funeral, Audrey was killed in a car crash on an icy road in Washington Township, Michigan on January 11, 1996. A wonderful community, with the members of St. Michael's at the fore, helped to sooth Mary and Bill through these tragedies. Dear friends shared in the many rituals of remembrance the couple organized. Mary lost Bill to cancer in 2000. Now retired and living alone, Mary kept the faith and kept moving forward, dedicated not only to the memory of her lost family members, but also to the present and future. She focused her love on son Brian and his growing family. She had also adopted several friends of her children and relished a "supper club" with friends of her son Paul. She remained active in her church and in several volunteer capacities, often seeking out bereaved families to comfort. To a late age, she insisted on keeping her job of laundering the clothing of the people St. Michael's would house annually as part of the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST). Mary endured two more losses at the end of her life, of grandson Kiran Paul in 2012, who died in a tragic accident while travelling with his family in India and Kavya Rose, an infant born with a fatal heart condition in 2014. But Mary remained ever active, moving forward with hope, and full of grace. She downsized the Clinton Township family home and took up residence in Atria Senior Living Facility in 2013, where she gained yet another crew of admiring friends. For Christmas of 2016, Mary made her final trip to North Carolina to see Brian, his wife Sejal, their son Kabir, and new twins Vivaan and Meera. The new twins, still shy of strangers, sat comfortably in grandma's lap for play, as Kabir reminisced with grandma over picture albums and helped her with her new Facebook account. It was in a car service on the way home from the airport on that trip that Mary's car was hit, on December 29, 2016. After showing impressive fight in the ICU, and enjoying several last days when she could visit with Brian and her many friends, the trauma to Mary's lung, heart and body overcame her. Mary is survived by her son Brian Stull, daughter-in-law Sejal Zota, grandchildren Kabir, Vivaan and Meera of Durham, North Carolina, son-in-law Dave Bassett of Rochester Hills, daughter-in-law Stacey Miller-Blaha of Petersburg, Virginia, sisters-in-law Gloria Stull (Chatham, Ontario) and Jean Johnson (Dearborn); dear friends Stacy Schoenherr, Ingrid Todt, Pat Martin, Joy Sandelich, the Rapier clan of Cincinnati, Ohio, including four nephews, one niece, and numerous grand nieces and nephews, as well as loving friends, relatives and neighbors from Michigan, Kentucky, and Ontario. As an example to all, Mary's light shines on forever. Visitation Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. Scripture at 7 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, Michigan. Funeral Mass Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with 9 a.m. in state at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights, Michigan. Donations made to Angela Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
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