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