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Age 96 of Dearborn.

Beloved wife of 72 years to the late Joseph Regan. Loving mother of David (Linda) Regan, Richard (Catherine) Regan, the late Patrick Regan, Brian (Dona) Regan, Daniel Regan, Kevin Regan, the late Mark Regan, Mary (William) Look, William (Veronica) Regan, Robert Regan, Theresa (John) Farrell, John Regan, the late Paul Regan and Christopher (Tamara) Regan. Dearest grandmother of Todd Regan, Sean Regan, Joe Regan, Julie Regan, Scott Regan, Paul Regan, Christina Regan, Kelly Regan, Ryan Regan, Jim Look, Matt Look, Mike Look, Lloyd Anduaga, Nicole Landrum, Samatha Riggs, Erin Farrell, Catherine Farrell, Bridget Farrell, Tyler Regan, Emma Bolek, Lily Regan, Brianna Regan, Joey Regan and Collin Regan. Also survived by 21 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents Albert and Florence (Sims) Barton, and sister Patricia Schenkel.

Joyce when not busy taking care of her children, she was an avid reader and loved creating Sand Art. Her devotion to the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet was her mainstay. She was always praying for anyone she met or knew needed help. Another of her favorite things was working with Dad at the All Saints Soup Kitchen and helping the Sisters at St. Michaels.

When anyone spoke of her it was about her kindness to others, her bright smile and shining blue eyes. They was always room for more at her house.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are greatly appreciated to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207



Monday, July 22, 2024

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kathleen Marie MacDonald, who left us on July 10, 2024, at the age of 89. Kathy was born on September 29, 1934, in Lincoln Park, MI, to the late Anna and Arthur Zweng.

She was the beloved wife of the late William A. MacDonald whom she loved dearly. She was a beautiful autumn bride when they were married on October 19, 1957. They spent 50 wonderful years together until his passing in October 2007. They loved to travel and were always at every graduation, baptism, birth, event or dance recital of their children and grandchildren. Winters were enjoyed at their home on Hutchinson Island, Florida with newfound cohorts from all around the country.

Kathy is survived by her loving children; Laura (Greg) O’Leary, Denise (Dave) Kemp, Carolyn (Steve) Buchanan, William (Lyn) MacDonald, Robert (Sandy) MacDonald. She was preceded in death by her cherished siblings; Francis Zweng, Arthur Zweng, Donald Zweng, Margaret Schuck, Mary Zweng, Rosemarie Zweng, and Robert Zweng.

Her legacy continues through her grandchildren; Jason (Jamie) MacDonald, Jarrett (Lindsay) Kemp, Kristen (Mitch) Buchanan-McGaughy, Brittany (Ryan) Krichiver, Daniel O’Leary, Steven (Jackie) Kemp, Colleen (Mike) Georges, Holly Buchanan, Kevin Buchanan, Ryan (Sameer) MacDonald-Khan, Erin MacDonald, Kaylee MacDonald, and Shelby MacDonald. Her great grandchildren; Lyla Kemp, Jaden MacDonald, Owen Kemp, Emmelyn Georges, Claire Kemp, Walter Kemp, and Cole Georges. She is also survived by numerous friends and family members.

Kathy was very active. The saying that no grass grows under her feet, matched her personality perfectly. She loved to watch sports and was a big fan of the local teams. One of her first jobs was working for the Detroit Tigers and she was excited to get tickets to their World Series run in 1968. She retired from Nicholson Terminal and Dock in 1996 after working there 18 years. She volunteered often in her church and community with Christian Mothers, Meals on Wheels, Focus Hope, the St. Alfred Fall festival. and many others. She loved to ride her bike, go to exercise class, play cards, do word search puzzles, and keep busy with her many interests. The assortment of Christmas confections that she would bake each year was legendary and eagerly anticipated by her grandchildren and neighbors. She loved her family and with her outgoing nature, had many friends. On Filmore Street in Taylor she was a part of a very strong and fun community with neighbors that were lifelong friends. She will be missed by all.

Kathy will lie In state Saturday, July 20th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Pallotti, 334 Elm St., Wyandotte, MI 48192. Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Saturday, July 20, 2024

Age 91 of Wyandotte.

Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Karen (Edward) Kropog, Maureen (the late Mark) Lockie, Mary (Peter) Krasun, Colleen (the late William Shaw) (Andrew Martin) Shaw, Terese (Robert) Vallie, James (the late Sandra), the late Patrick, the late Anne Kathleen, Michael (Kristine) and Julie (Christopher) Cook. Dear sister of Thomas Liphardt. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions are appreciated to The IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan or Covenant House of Detroit.


Family Tribute ~

She was born and raised in River Rouge, MI alongside her five siblings. Jeanette was married to her husband, James, for 61 years. Together they raised 9 children in the same River Rouge home she was born in. Jeanette helped build a foundation of having 10 children, 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Jeannette loved to share stories from her own childhood with anyone who sat with her in the living room with a caffeine free Diet Coke. Jeannette assured us we lived a life filled with unconditional love and faith. She taught us to live a life lead with the Lord and trust in His plan. Jeanette left a legacy of having a loving devotion for the Lord and blessed mother. She prayed for everyone every day. More often lately we heard “I don’t know why the good lord is keeping me here”. Then she would say, “Maybe there’s no room for me”. We all knew it was because she still had work to do. You see, she prayed the rosary every day and sometimes twice a day and would name every single child, grandchild and great-grandchild. Her worry was always for everyone else and never stopped. So when the funeral home director asked us what her occupation was our response was us – her family! ❤️


Tuesday, July 16, 2024