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Marcella E. Maki
Marcella E. Maki, 80, of Redondo Beach, Ca., formerly of Gladstone, Mi. and Marinette, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 16, due to complications from Parkinsons syndrome.
Born April 13, 1933 in St. Nicholas, Mi., the daughter of Jerome and Lucy Vandecaveye, she was raised in St. Nicholas and was a 1951 graduate of Perkins High School. After graduation she worked briefly at Escanaba Hospital until marrying her husband, George, on Aug. 16, 1952 at All Saints Church in Gladstone. They had a long marriage until his passing in 1999. They resided in Gladstone until 1962 when they moved to Marinette and she then moved to Redondo Beach, Ca. in 2001. She was Catholic by faith, dedicated herself to her family and took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered and missed by family and friends for her kindness, warm smile and willingness to offer a helping hand to those in need.
She is survived by two sons, James Maki of Redondo Beach, Ca. and Tom (Jewele) Maki of Green Bay; a daughter, Anne (Marc) Lilien of Redondo Beach, Ca.; a sister, Martha Latos of Warren, Mi.; two brothers, Julian (Honey) Vandecaveye of Perkins, Mi. and Joe Vandecaveye of Fremont, Ca.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Vandecaveye and three sisters, Christine Van Damme, Mary Gabriel, and Margaret Jodocy.
Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 23, from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski of All Saints Church officiated. A luncheon followed in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. Burial was in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.