Rachel Groos

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 7, 2005

Rachel M.Groos, 94, of 2900 3rd Ave. South Escanaba died on Friday January 7, 2005 at the Bishop Noa Home where she had been residing since 1998.
She was born November 1,1910 in Escanaba, the daughter of Aguila and Delia (Chartre) Godin and was a 1927 Graduate of the Escanaba High School. Rachel was married to Clinton Groos May 8,1934, he preceded her in death in April 1982, She had been a musician all her life and played the piano and sang for the nursing homes in this area. She had also played and entertained at the former Shakeys Pizza Parlor for 13 years and had been the church organist for St. Anthony

0 Tributes for “Rachel Groos

    I remember, with fondness, when Aunt Rae and Uncle Clint came to Hawaii. We had such a good time singing along with them. What great people…
    Dwayne and Sonja Ford
    Gladstone, MI

    Your mother bacame special to me at Bishop Noa. My mother moved there in 2000 and we became acquainted with Rachel at the first outdoor picnic we attended. She was familiar with our store near the Webster School, and we talked about Escanaba history. Later, I found out she played at Shakeys, which I remembered, and she and mom would talk and I’d push mom into the St Pats room to listen to her play the piano. Mom gave her a small stuffed animal one Christmas. Mom passed away last August (Edith Henke) and I haven’t been back to Bishop, so missed seeing your mom lately. She was so friendly to us, and I’m glad I got to know her for a least a few years.

    In Sympathy,

    Donna Woerpel
    Escanaba, MI

    Rachel was my grandma, she was always a supporter of what I did and pushed me to greater. I will always remember her for that. She wanted nothing more then well being for everyone, never judging, she always believed in people and the good in them. She was a woman to respect and remember and cherish in our hearts forever.

    Love you Grandma

    Bryan L Juchemich
    Negaunee, MI

    My Aunt Rachel was one of the liveliest people I have ever met. She was a joy to be around. No one could play a ragtime tune like her. She spent hours telling me about the Groos family and her memories of “Papa” (Jacob Groos)and the whole Groos clan. No matter where in the world I was stationed, a trip back to Escanaba to see her was always the highlight of my visit. I will think of her often and remember her at the piano.

    Jim Davis
    North Las Vegas, NV

    My deepest condolences to you and your family over the loss of your mother. I’m an employee of Bishop Noa Home and I took care of your mom the day she passed on. It was a sad day for me indeed, she was a grand lady and such a wonderful person. We had many nice talks and I will miss her deeply.

    Barbara Culliton
    Rapid River, MI

    My Dearest Rachel,

    You will be sadly missed by many people. I have enjoyed visiting you at the Bishop Noa Home for the past 6 years. You had become like a Grandmother to me. I will treasure all the visits we shared together, all the laughter and the tears. I am thankful to have had you in my life, to listen to my problems, offer me advice and most of all I am thankful for all the prayers that you have said for me and for my family. I love you and miss you and you will always have a special place in my heart.

    Your special friend,

    Mary Theoret
    Escanaba, MI

    I have fond memories of visiting Ms. Groos with my grandmother, Dorothy Gareau, throughout my childhood. Her music and friendship brought great comfort to our family. May she rest in peace.

    Diane (Gareau) Helman
    Okinawa, Japan

    I had the pleasure of taking care of your Mother & Grandmother as a Nurse’s Aide & Nurse. We all will miss her playing the piano every afternoon in the Sister Pat’s Room. I would listen while passing my afternoon’s meds on Station III. God’s Blessings!!!!!

    Johnette Tomasoski
    Gladstone, MI

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