Mary E. Burroughs, age 87, of Gladstone, passed away Friday evening, March 29, 2013, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Mary was born September 8, 1925, in Escanaba, the daughter of H.J. and Ruth (Bebeau) Norton. She was raised in Gladstone and was a 1943 graduate of the Gladstone High School. Mary was joined in marriage to R.J.
John, Jim, and families–Thinking of you as you traverse this difficult journey. Condolences and fond thoughts of times past.
Katleen Pepin Neeley
I remember Mary from years past. My Mother, Anne Sakal Pepin took care of Mary, Bud, and Elaine when they were kids. And then later when I was born Mary would come and borrow me. I remember the photos.May Mary rest in peace. God bless all the family.
Patty Waeghe - Ford River, MI
Jill, and family… it is with a sad heart that I send this, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May you cherish all the wonderful memories, and with the support and love of your family, help you all through this difficult time.
Debbie Calouette - Escanaba, MI
I am very sorry for all of you in your recent loss..may your treasured memories fill the void. QVC!
Jackie [LaFond] Mott - Orange Park, FL
My condolences to the Burroughs family. Mary was a great lady and the mom to amazing children. My friend Jill. My heart aches for you. Remember the good times with your mom, she was a beautiful woman.
Mary VanSipe - Cocoa, Fl
I will miss you Mary every Wednesday at the senior center. You were a real friend to me all these years.
Dan Young - Escanaba, MI
John, Marsha & Family: Your Mother was a remarkable woman who will surely be missed. A donation is being made in her Memory to the Salvation Army in Escanaba, from Dan Young and the members of Delta Astronomical Society.
We will miss you Mary (Grandma Mary) and will always remember our time spent with you at your cottage, and your home in Gladstone. You could tell such funny and amazing stories…we love you and hope you are playing bridge and having some good laughs in heaven. <3
Your Aptos, CA Family
Catherine (Kitten Janke) Treichel
To Jim and Family,So wanted to be there. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Haven’t spoke to Augie yet, but I know he sends his sympathy and prayers too!
We enjoyed your Mother so very much. I especially got to know her during the black jack tournaments at Hannahville. She kept everyone laughing!
Jim, I hope and pray that you are well now. When you were ill, it was your Mom’s most somber time.
God’s many blessings to all of you!
Scott Stobbelaar - Marquette, MI
Sorry for your loss John.
The Lemke/Burroughs Family (Meghan, Mike, Sophia and Bailey)
My favorite day of the year was the 4th of July because we would see the Burroughs side of the family, have Aunt Janet’s orange Julius and Grandma Mary’s delicious sticky buns, and get to watch the parade from Grandma’s yard. I will miss turning around and seeing her watching from her porch. She always made the 4th special by getting her great grandchildren party hats or goody bags for the festivities.Sophia says “I love Great Grandma and I miss her!”
To Mary’s Family – Our deepest sympathy to you all during this most difficult time, just wish we were not in Florida and could be with you all for the funeral. We have many fond memories of Mary and Flora from birthday parties. God bless you all.
Love, Shirley and Tom DeRidder
Mary and Mark Malnor - Rapid River , mi
Jill and family, we are so sorry to hear bout your mom. Sincere condolences to you all.
Pamela (Hardy) Holmes
I’m so sorry to read of Mary’s passing. I started my working career at 11 yrs old as Mary’s babysitter to her three children and then later to four when Jill was born. Mary was always kind to me and I always felt welcomed in her home. She even taught me how to cook simple meals for her family; meals I later cooked for my own growing family. Thanks, Mary. I will always remember you as the great lady you were.
Rachel DeRidder - Gladstone, MI
Mary was my great-grandmother. I remember her giving me these Christmas gifts from her QVC room. She loved to play card games. She also loved to spend time with family. I remember how feisty she was. I miss her greatly. It has been years since her death and every 4th of July I miss her the most. She used to have us all meet at her house off of the Michigan lake. Janet (her daughter, who has since passed) used to make orange Julius’s and have it with grandmas infamous sticky buns. Miss you gram love you so much!