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Muriel "Mae" LaRoy

Obituary for Muriel "Mae" LaRoy

June 4, 1928 - July 19, 2016
LaSalle, Michigan | Age 88


Muriel Allene "Mae" LaRoy, age 88 of LaSalle, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 4, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph Edward and Mildred Alice (Root) Ehrbar. On February 15, 1947, she married Julius Elmer LaRoy in Monroe, he preceded her in death on June 4, 2005.
Muriel was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a member of the Bell Choir and Resurrection Choir. Mae Loved going to the YMCA and exercise with her "Hinges and Twinges" group of friends – she missed that so much when she could no longer go. Traveling around the world – Baking every chance she could – Entertaining family and friends – Dancing with Dad were just some of the things that made her such a unique friend to many and a wonderful Mother/Grandmother to her family!
Her gifts of baking and entertaining inspired her to open her business in 1972 – LaRoy's Hall. For 43 years, Muriel was instrumental in making sure that every event was success filled, with Happy Memories for all those who attended the party!
Muriel is survived by her children, Joseph (Jean) LaRoy of Erie, MI, Mary (Mike) Eby of Petersburg, MI, John (Sue) LaRoy of Indian River, MI, Jim LaRoy of LaSalle, MI, Michael (Lisa) LaRoy of Erie, MI, Paul (Carol) LaRoy of LaSalle, MI, Julie (Mike) Costello of Monroe, MI, Joan (Alec) McPherson of Lambertville, MI, Jean Stadler of Monroe, MI; a daughter-in-law, Pat LaRoy of LaSalle, MI; an uncle, Ottis "Pete" Root of Cleveland, OH; 31 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Julian; daughter, Sharon; great-grandson, Liam and a sister, Alice Bonchak.
Visitation for Muriel will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bacarella Funeral Home. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, at the Bacarella Funeral Home, led by Deacon Mike Stewart. Visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Jim Smalarz, Father Marc Gawronski and Father Stephen Rooney as co-celebrants. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the Bacarella Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

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