In memory of
DOLORES M. MAILLETTE
In memory of
DOLORES M. MAILLETTE
MAILLETTE, DOLORES M. Bay City Dolores Marie Maillette, 97 years, passed away peacefully on August 8th with her children by her side. She was born April 8, 1923 in Bay City to the late Ferdinand J. and Lillie A. (Jacobson) Demo and was a lifelong Bay City resident. Dolores was a graduate of Central High School and Bay City Business College, and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to WWII, Dolores worked for the City of Bay City as secretary to the city manager. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and proudly served her country as a WAVE in Washington DC. After her honorable discharge in 1946, she continued her service in the Navy Reserve, and was honorably discharged in 1954 as a Yeoman First Class. From 1946 to 1954 she was employed as a secretary at the Bay City Chevrolet plant. Dolores married Wilfred J. Maillette at St. Joseph Church on April 19, 1952, and they had six children together. She was a real estate agent and a secretary for many years. In 1987, she retired from her role as a secretary with Bay City Public Schools. Dolores was an active volunteer, particularly in retirement. As a member of St. Joseph Church, she served as a eucharistic minister, secretary of the parish council and church historian. She wrote a history of St. Joseph Church and was instrumental in attaining its state historic site status and historical marker. As a charter member of the Bay Arts Council, she frequently contributed her computer and secretarial skills. As a member of the Bay Area Retired School Personnel, she edited the monthly newsletter. She was also a member of the ARC of Bay County and the Humane Society of Bay County. Her military service was a highlight of her life and she was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She volunteered her talents as editor of the WAVES National Michigan Unit 32 newsletter and was a member of American Legion Post 18. Along with others, she worked tirelessly to bring the USS Edson to Bay City and was newsletter editor of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. Dolores loved her dogs Snoopy and Lady and took daily walks with them, chatting with neighbors along the way. She was an avid reader and loved mystery novels. An early pioneer in information technology, she was also a skilled writer, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, and an advocate for women's rights. Dolores kept in touch with many friends via email and organized annual gatherings with her Class of 1940 classmates. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred J. Maillette, on July 29, 1996. She is survived by her six loving children: Lucy Maillette (Ronald Marinch) of Okemos, Michigan, Maureen Maillette of Houston, Texas, Michael (Colleen) Maillette of Bay City, Anne (Fred) Yandall of Bay City, Robert Maillette of Seattle, Washington, William Maillette of Bay City, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, a sister, Alvera Cairns of East Lansing, MI, and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass for Dolores will be celebrated at St. Jude Thaddeus Church on Friday, August 14, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dale A. Orlik presiding. Visiting with the family will be Friday in church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Due to current health concerns, social distancing will be observed, and face coverings will be required in church. Cremation will follow and a celebration of her life will take place at the USS Edson at a later date. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions may be directed in her name to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, 1680 Martin St., Bay City, MI 48706 ( www.ussedson.org ). The family is deeply appreciative to Sheffield Bay for their care and goodwill the past six years. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com
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In memory of
DOLORES M. MAILLETTE
MAILLETTE, DOLORES M. Bay City Dolores Marie Maillette, 97 years, passed away peacefully on August 8th with her children by her side. She was born April 8, 1923 in Bay City to the late Ferdinand J. and Lillie A. (Jacobson) Demo and was a lifelong Bay City resident. Dolores was a graduate of Central High School and Bay City Business College, and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to WWII, Dolores worked for the City of Bay City as secretary to the city manager. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and proudly served her country as a WAVE in Washington DC. After her honorable discharge in 1946, she continued her service in the Navy Reserve, and was honorably discharged in 1954 as a Yeoman First Class. From 1946 to 1954 she was employed as a secretary at the Bay City Chevrolet plant. Dolores married Wilfred J. Maillette at St. Joseph Church on April 19, 1952, and they had six children together. She was a real estate agent and a secretary for many years. In 1987, she retired from her role as a secretary with Bay City Public Schools. Dolores was an active volunteer, particularly in retirement. As a member of St. Joseph Church, she served as a eucharistic minister, secretary of the parish council and church historian. She wrote a history of St. Joseph Church and was instrumental in attaining its state historic site status and historical marker. As a charter member of the Bay Arts Council, she frequently contributed her computer and secretarial skills. As a member of the Bay Area Retired School Personnel, she edited the monthly newsletter. She was also a member of the ARC of Bay County and the Humane Society of Bay County. Her military service was a highlight of her life and she was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She volunteered her talents as editor of the WAVES National Michigan Unit 32 newsletter and was a member of American Legion Post 18. Along with others, she worked tirelessly to bring the USS Edson to Bay City and was newsletter editor of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. Dolores loved her dogs Snoopy and Lady and took daily walks with them, chatting with neighbors along the way. She was an avid reader and loved mystery novels. An early pioneer in information technology, she was also a skilled writer, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, and an advocate for women's rights. Dolores kept in touch with many friends via email and organized annual gatherings with her Class of 1940 classmates. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred J. Maillette, on July 29, 1996. She is survived by her six loving children: Lucy Maillette (Ronald Marinch) of Okemos, Michigan, Maureen Maillette of Houston, Texas, Michael (Colleen) Maillette of Bay City, Anne (Fred) Yandall of Bay City, Robert Maillette of Seattle, Washington, William Maillette of Bay City, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, a sister, Alvera Cairns of East Lansing, MI, and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass for Dolores will be celebrated at St. Jude Thaddeus Church on Friday, August 14, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dale A. Orlik presiding. Visiting with the family will be Friday in church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Due to current health concerns, social distancing will be observed, and face coverings will be required in church. Cremation will follow and a celebration of her life will take place at the USS Edson at a later date. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions may be directed in her name to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, 1680 Martin St., Bay City, MI 48706 ( www.ussedson.org ). The family is deeply appreciative to Sheffield Bay for their care and goodwill the past six years. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com
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Trahan Funeral Chapel
256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
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