Recent Obituaries

D. David Redic

Of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Dayton, OH, age 75, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the U of M Hospital. He was born July 18, 1945 in Long Island, New York, the son of Donald Carl & Geraldine (Semple) Redic.
Dave graduated from Mercer High School in 1963, and then Grove City College, Ohio University, and Wright State University. He had a variety of professions. Dave worked in air pollution control and environmental regulation and enforcement. He was also an entrepreneur who owned his own business. Dave valued hard work of any sort, and he was a respected manager across his many jobs. Dave had strong values which were reflected in his loyalty to his family, and his reliability in his routine and habits. He volunteered after he retired as a way to give back and to honor his values. His volunteering included working at a food pantry, transporting senior citizens, and donating blood. Dave was an avid gardener, and loved to be outdoors, swimming, biking, and running. He enjoyed traveling with friends, playing cards, and weekly pool games at the Senior Center.  Dave was full of life, humor and good cheer.  He loved being a husband, father, and grandfather, where his values live on. Read more ...

Carl Ventimiglia

of Chelsea, MI, age 76, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Birchwood Manor in Ann Arbor. He was born January 11, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Carlo & Maria (Tringali) Ventimiglia.

Carl was an Engineer Technologist for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn. He was a US veteran, serving in Korea. In 1978, Carl married Nancy E. Abfalter, and she survives. Other survivors include his brother, Daniel (June) Ventimiglia, and many nieces and nephews.

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Margaret Jane (Doyle) Smith

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 72, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the U of M Hospital. She was born August 12, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Frederick J. & Winifred L. (Thornton) Doyle.

Margaret graduated from St. Thomas High School in Ann Arbor in 1966. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea. Margaret was a happy mother and homemaker who enjoyed her mystery novels. She raised 5 kids, and enjoyed her 5 grandkids.

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Paul Anthony Daoust

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 83, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home at the Pines in Chelsea. He was born September 14, 1937 in Plymouth, Michigan, the son of John & Florence (Hebert) Daoust. Paul was a very hard working man providing for his wife and five children.  His skills as an iron worker took him across the country from the crew assembling the Seattle Space Needle, to the bridges spanning the Ohio River in Cincinnati, and finally back to Michigan.  As a proud member of the UAW, he worked for many years in Skilled Trades at the GMC transmission plant in Ypsilanti.  Paul and his wife Marilyn’s home was often referred to as “The Chelsea Hotel”  where they always welcomed extended family with open arms, especially during the summer.  He treated everyone as his friend.  He enjoyed keeping up his yard, small garden and pool.  Paul also very much loved to read.  Paul was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.
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Nettie Esther Severn

of Chelsea, MI, age 91, died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home. She was born September 2, 1929 in Saginaw, MI, the daughter of Edwin F. & Irene (Yokuty) Greenleaf.
Nettie was a member of Chelsea First United Methodist Church. She volunteered over 6000 hours at Chelsea Community Hospital, and was Auxiliary President from 1988-1989. Nettie worked with her husband Pete in their home business. She loved playing solitaire, reading, and traveling. Nettie liked golfing at many different courses. Every year they spent their winters on Estero Island off of Ft. Myers, FL. The most important thing in her life was her family.

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