Grace Marie Noto | August 5, 1933 – December 17, 2023

Grace Marie Noto was born on August 5, 1933 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Salvatore and Anna DiMaggio. She passed away on December 17, 2023 at the age of 90 in Trenton, Michigan.

Grace was the second child born in a family of four. She grew up in the north end of Wyandotte and never lived more than 10 miles from the family house on Clark Street. Grace went through the Wyandotte Public School system and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952.

Grace worked as a cashier at Big Bear grocery store on Sycamore St. in Wyandotte after graduation. Her friendly smile and efficient register work cultivated a large clientele who would make it a point to purposefully wait in her check out line.

During a family visit to Hamilton, Ontario in the late Fifties, Grace met Vincent Noto who had recently moved there from Sicily. They went on a date and, working through translators, were engaged to be married that same night. They were married in 1959 and celebrated their 64th anniversary last June.

Grace was the proud mother of Anthony, Salvatore, and Anna Marie. She was a full time mother and homemaker. She was the hostess to many family parties at her long-time home in Riverview, including having more than 50 guests every Thanksgiving for many years. Grace loved to cook for her family and her greatest fear was running out of food, which never, ever happened.

Her family grew and she welcomed grandchildren Dominic, A.J., Amanda, Alexandra and Melissa. Nobody thought any group of children could be more loved and spoiled until later in her life when great-grandchildren Ellis, Luca, Oliver, Isabella and Stella were born. One never saw her happier than when they visited.

Grace is survived by her children Anthony (Danielle) Noto, Salvatore (Carol) Noto, and Anna Marie Rogers (Shunbe Nedd); her grandchildren Dominic (Sarah) Noto, Andrew (Chelsea) Noto, Amanda Kurtz (Taylor), Alexandra Noto and Melissa Noto; and her great-grandchildren Ellis, Luca, Oliver, Isabella, Stella, and Caroline.

Grace is also survived by one sibling, Ann Chevalier, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Salvatore and Anna (Pinto) DiMaggio and two siblings: Angela Mazzara and Marco “Michael” DiMaggio.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Allen Park Chapel of the Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. The funeral mass will take place on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at St. Joseph Church in Wyandotte, MI. The instate period will begin at 9:30 AM and Mass will begin at 10:00 AM. She will be entombed at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery in Flat Rock.

Thursday, December 21, 2023