Recent Obituaries

Jerry Piatt, Major, USMC Ret

of Chelsea, MI, age 82, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born March 30, 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Kenneth R. & Harriet J. (Stofer) Piatt.

  Jerry was a Naval Aviator who served in the US Marine Corps and Reserves from 1953 - 1983. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.  Jerry was a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Whiting Field) from 1968-70.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, and a scout leader in Cub Scout Pack 455 and Boy Scout Troop 476. Jerry was a loving grandfather. He could often be found sitting on the front porch with his dogs. Jerry enjoyed camping, going up North, and keeping in touch with his Marine Corp friends.

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Sandra E. Ross

of Ann Arbor, MI, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Chelsea. She was born May 1, 1938 in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Harold Vincent & Irene Mary (Micheau) Sherrod.  Sandra graduated from Dexter High School in 1956, and went on to Cleary College. She worked at U of M while Ben completed his degree. Sandra attended Immanuel Bible Church. She volunteered at Chelsea Community Hospital for many years.

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Olivia Marie Williams

Olivia WilliamsOlivia Marie Williams entered eternity on August 27th, 2018 in Cumberland, RI at the age of 80.   Olivia was born on August 23, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Walter and Olga Storozyk.  She was raised in Burrillville, RI by her step-father and mother, Cliff and Olga Seider, the oldest of five children.  She graduated from Burrillville High School in 1957.   On June 3, 1958, she married Leslie A. Williams at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Harrisville, RI.  They moved to the Chelsea area initially in 1959, and then returned in 1966 and remained in area for 28 years.  They raised three children.  She returned to Woonsocket RI in 2000, after divorce, where she remained for the remainder of her life.  She resided at Mount St. Rita Health Centre for the final months of her life.

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Nadine Anderson

On May 18,1952, in Jamestown, New York, the world welcomed the 5th child of C. Duane Anderson and Doris (Peterson) Anderson, when Nadine A. Anderson joined her  siblings on the farm on Palm Road. She was unique from birth in many ways including a congenital heart condition that required pioneering repair surgery in 1962, when she was 10 years old. That surgery along with additional repairs in 2004 kept her heart beating until the early morning hours of August 24, 2018 in Saline, MI, when Nadine peacefully left this earthly plain. Her final days were filled with family and friends showering her with their love and admiration for an amazing life well lived and well loved by all.

Gentle, kind and always smiling and giggling, Nadine lived her life respecting each and every person she met with grace and love. That might explain how she remained married to the same guy for nearly 44 years.  She married her “gorgeous” husband Robert (Bob) Pierce on a lark on December 7, 1974 in their wedding chapel AKA their first apartment at 901 E. Second Street in Jamestown, New York.

One of greatest moments in her life was when she and Bob brought their son Michael R. Pierce of Ann Arbor, MI into their lives in 1980. She treasured each moment they spent together especially in her final days as he held her hand and comforted her at her bedside.

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Mary Lou Jury

of Chelsea, MI, age 98, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born March 15, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Fred Palmer & Mary (Costello) Todd.   Mary Lou taught Church school, sang in the choir, led small exercise & discussion groups. She worked on many committees in the minister’s wives groups.  She worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield and a library during her early life, then focused on being a mom and minister’s wife.  She was active at Chelsea Retirement Community and volunteered in their Thrift Shop and Gift Shop.

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