Mary Louise Gendron, age 69, of Gladstone passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born December 9, 1949 in Escanaba, the daughter of Austin and Mildred (Provo) Godin. She graduated from Holy Name Catholic High School in 1968. She continued her education at Bay de Noc Community College, receiving an Associate Degree in Nursing. She worked for many years as the secretary at Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone. Mary was united in marriage to John F. Gendron on July 22, 1972.
Mary is survived by her husband, John; their children, Christopher (Amy) Gendron, Cindi (Scott) Shepeck, Gregory (BreAnne) Gendron and Vicki (Donny) Caron; grandchildren, Madison Gendron, Amanda (David) Fryman, Dan (Andrea) Shepeck, Bailey Shepeck, Leo Gendron, and Matthew, Michael and Marcus Caron; great grandchildren Elsie, Henry and Charlie Shepeck and Blaine Fryman; her brothers, Chuck (Tina) Godin of Antioch, IL and Gerry (Susan) Godin of Flatrock, MI; her sisters, Carol Wheeler of Wells, MI, Patricia Jane (Paul) Besson, Vivian (Bill) Gouin and Sue (Bill) Cook, all of Escanaba, Kathy Davenport of Yukon, OK and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; foster parents Ed and Doris Peck; and sister Margaret Godin.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:30 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Parish hall. Mary will be laid to rest in the spring at Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Delta County Cancer Alliance.