Cecile M. Fillion, age 90, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2013, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Cecile was born February 15, 1923, in Escanaba, the daughter of Henry and Georgiana (Plouff) Richer. She was raised in Flat Rock and was a 1941 graduate of Escanaba Senior High School. On December 27, 1941, Cecile was united in marriage to Herman Fillion, at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Flat Rock. Together the couple made their home and raised their family in Escanaba. Cecile was a loving Mother and Grandmother. Her pleasant nature and warming smile lit up the lives of all she knew. She was a blessing to her family and a joy to spend time with. She loved to play cards and in later years Bingo. She will be sadly missed.
Sons: Bob (Mary) Fillion of Danforth, MI
Willard (Thuy) Fillion of Shreveport, Louisiana
Mike Fillion of Gainesville, FL
Daughter: Doris Fillion Murray of Charlotte, NC
Grandchildren: Natasha (Tom) Oliver, Terri (Ronnie) Randolph, Tammi (Jeff) Reynolds, Tonya (Benji) Freeman, and Rick (Cindy) Fillion
Also listed among the surviving family are 12 Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Henry and Georgiana, and her loving husband, Herman, Cecile was preceded in death by:
Son: William Fillion
Grandson: Craig Fillion
Granddaughter: Jessica Fillion
Sisters: Leona LaMarch and Elaine Anipen
Daughter in Law: Linda Fillion
I am so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss her so much. She was the spark in my day. I am the girl that fixed her hair while she was in Pinecrest. Always a smile and a giggle. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. When I heard she had passed I cried. She was a great person.
I was hoping to get to the funeral but the timing does not work. Cecile will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Sue (LaMarche) Richards - Waynesville, Mo
So sorry to hear about Cecile. You all have my sympathy. She was a wonderful lady.
Duane and Glenda Beauchamp - Gladstone, Mi
Our deepest sympathy to Cecile family. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all at this time. May God bless You All.
kenneth kositzky - wayland , mi
Dear Fillion family. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady and all the years living across the alley from each other she was always very kind. God bless your extended family in this time of loss.
Dear Doris, Bob,Willard,Mike and the rest of the family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cecile was one great women. I know she is going to missed by many. She had a heart of gold, she worked so hard and helped so many a d gave so much of her time and love. We’re all blessed to have her in our lives. I pray that Heavenly Father comforts you and eases the pain in your hearts. I feel your pain.
Kevin McInerney - Milwaukee, WI
I am so sorry to hear this news about Cecile. My sincere condolences to all her family, friends and relatives.