Marie M. Theoret, 92, Flat Rock, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Bishop Noa home with her family by her side.
She was born on September 4, 1923, daughter of the late Mose and Leah (Gareau) Theoret.
Marie graduated from Escanaba High School in 1941. She continued her education at Eastern Michigan University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in education and obtained her master’s degree in education from University of Wisconsin.
She taught eight years in Michigan; including L’Anse, Rapid River, and Bellevue, and taught at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee for 35 years until her retirement. She served as English Department Chairperson for 25 years. Marie moved back to Flat Rock after retirement to care for her aged mother.
Marie was a devoted and active member of Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. She was a weekday lector, evangelization coordinator, and also taught CCD.
Marie was a member of the National Council Teacher of Education, the honorary education sorority, Pi Lambda Theta, and the honorary teaching sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a member of the Serra Club of Escanaba and the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima.
She volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, and the Bonifas Fine Arts Center.
Marie enjoyed traveling and reading.
She is survived by her sister, Alice (Louis) Golembiewski of West Allis, WI; sisters in law, Phyllis Theoret and Pat Theoret, both of Flat Rock; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clarence, Donald, Raymond, and Richard; and sister in law, Jenny Theoret.
Marie’s family would like to thank Bishop Noa Home for the excellent care and love they gave Marie while she was living there.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Rosary will be said at 6:45 p.m. with parish prayers to follow at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Marie’s nephew Fr. Glenn Theoret officiating and Fr. John Longbucco concelebrating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Escanaba Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mose and Leah Theoret Scholarship Foundation to assist students at Holy Name Catholic School.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Theoret family.