Cecilia Chie

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 10, 2024

Cecilia “Cil”  M. Chie, age 86, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Lakehouse Assisted Living in Escanaba.


Cecilia was born on June 17, 1937 in Ypsilanti, MI the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Rominski) Roof. She was raised in Ypsilanti and was a 1955 graduate of Ypsilanti High School. Cil was a member of the organizations CHAT and RSVP for many years. She enjoyed volunteering, singing at the local nursing homes, and helping organize Red Cross blood donations. She also liked to do crafts, read, travel, and garden. Of her many hobbies, Cil loved bowling. She was a loyal member of the Tuesday night mixed league at the Bowl A Rama, where she made many friends and fond memories. Cil also was a member of the Steam and Gas Engine Association and had a store, C.C. ‘s Creations, in the village which contained various knit goods. She was a devoted parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church, and was a member of the church choir there. She will be missed by many.


Cil is survived by her daughter Rachel Garrett, brother Edward (Laura) Roof, sisters Mariann (James) Hoffman and Roseann (John) Dufek, daughter-in-law ZoeAnn Saja, brother-in-law Gary Patterson, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Cil was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Harry Saja, second husband Charles Gorham, third husband Albert Chie, sons Harry and Paul Saja, sister Gwendolen Patterson, brother James Roof, and son-in-law Joseph Garrett.


Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 3 PM to 4 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial honoring Cecilia will begin at 4:30 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will be held in the parish hall following mass. Cil will be laid to rest in Alban Cemetery in Ypsilanti.

7 Tributes for “Cecilia Chie

    Sending love and prayers to the entire family.

    Cecilia’s talents of always creating with her hands, her beaming smile and willingness to be a good listener will be missed by many.

    To my loving Sister who was always there to talk with and enjoy her company. Many stops at my home when coming Norh as a stop over. Many years enjoying our annual pig roasts with family in Petoskey. I will miss our phone calls and hearing Cil’s voice. May her soul and all our faithfully departed rest in peace. Love you, Sis ❤️

    A remarkable lady with guts and grit to survive. She was always determined and positive on everything. She will be missed. A true friend.

    Cil was such a sweet, positive woman. She was quietly friendly at church, where I met her. I bought many of her cotton dishcloths!! She will be missed!

    Cici was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed caring for her. She will be missed so much.

    Was so sorry to hear of Cicis passing. I only knew her for a few days while I was visiting a friend of mine who passed away. She left a great impact on me. I wanted to go back and visit her, but I came down with Covid. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to tell her how much her words meant to me. She was a wonderful lady.

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