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.