Edith A. Vailliencourt

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 12th, 2014

Edith A. “Edie” Vailliencourt, 79, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

Edie was born in Southfield, Michigan, on July 9, 1935, the daughter of Lawrence and Edith (Carter) Sheehan.

She graduated from Visitation/St. Martin De Porres High School in 1953.

On June 18, 1960, Edie married Lewis Vailliencourt at Mother of Our Savior Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Edie was raised in Detroit and moved with her family to Escanaba (Hyde area) in 1970.

Edie’s hobbies included: cooking, couponing, and seamstress work. She volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul. Edie also worked at the U.P. State Fair Needlework Department and elections at the Wells Township voting precinct. She was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Detroit Red Wings, Tigers and the Green Bay Packers.

She worked as a secretary in Detroit from 1953 until 1961 when she became a stay at home mom.

Edie never forgot anyone’s birthdays or anniversaries, and she loved to talk about her grandchildren.

She was an active member of St. Anne’s Church for 44 years.

Edie is survived by her loving husband, Lewis; daughter, Mary Lilly of Tampa, FL; sons, Bob Vailliencourt of Wauseon, OH, Ed Vailliencourt of Holly, MI, Jim (Kristin) Vailliencourt of Shorewood, WI; six grandchildren, Reubena, Jack, Elizabeth, Ian, Nick and Bennett; sister, Susan Churchill of Walled Lake, MI; brother, Tom Sheehan of Fenton, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Sheehan.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba with parish prayers to be said at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held at St. Anne’s Church from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral mass in the church hall.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Vailliencourt family.

7 Tributes to “Edith A. Vailliencourt”

  1. Deacon Lew,

    (Just in case you don’t receive this same Email I sent to your home address.)

    It is with a very heavy heart that I’m sending this Email instead of being able to make it to the Mass in Escanaba for Edie.
    I took a big fall two weeks ago and tore out the surgical anchors that were put in my heel a month ago so I went back for surgery a week ago and now I’m basically homebound for 6 more weeks.
    My goal is to make it to a Mass in town this weekend and offer up the inconvenience/pain for Edie and your family.
    I would like to have 3 Masses said for Edie and I can do that down here in Menominee or up there.
    You obviously don’t have to attend them if I have them said down here.
    Are there any special dates (birthday, anniversary, etc.) I should try for?
    If you prefer to have the Masses said up there, I’d be happy to send you the check or to the parish of your choice.
    May God strengthen you Lewis and fill you with His love until we can all be united with Edie and our Lord Jesus again someday.
    – Deacon Steve Gretzinger
    906-863-7460 /

  2. Sue and my hearts go out to you Lew in your great loss. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  3. Deepest Sympathy Lewis and family. Hugs and Prayers for your loss. Love Renee Sundquist & Family

  4. Donna and I are so sorry for your loss Lew. I cannot imagine the pain but try to draw strength from our prayers and knowing where she is right now

    We will see you Friday evening for visitation

  5. Mary,
    We are very sorry for your loss. No one can replace a mother. However she will be watching you from heaven as your guardian angel. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family,
    Jim and Angie Lilly

  6. Lew and family,
    I was so sad to hear of Edie’s passing. I sure wish I could be in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday to be able to see you during this difficult time, but know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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