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Obituary for Mary Ella Gaynier

Mary Ella Gaynier, age 75, of Lapeer, died Friday, July 28, 2017. Mary was born April 16, 1942, to Harold and Helen (Noel) Barton. She married Raphael "Ray" Gaynier on July 31, 1965 in Newport, Michigan.

Mrs. Gaynier was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer for almost 50 years. She volunteered her time and food for many "funeral luncheons" at the church. Mary was also active with the Michigan Cooperative Extension Program, " Family, Support and Education" (FCE). She volunteered endless hours for her church, local charities and schools, including Cub Scouts...where she was a "den mother". Mrs. Gaynier enjoyed camping, playing cards, traveling, music, dancing and watching the hummingbirds. Mary was talented at crocheting, knitting and all crafts, often making special gifts for family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...her family meant everything to her.

Mrs. Gaynier is survived by her sons: Doug (Amy) Gaynier of Royal Oak and Rob (Lynn) Gaynier of Flint; grandson: Jacob Gaynier of Royal Oak; siblings: Florence Stoddard of Newport, Michigan, Roland (Peggy) Barton of Monroe, Tommy (Janet) Barton of Homer, Michigan, Donald (Sandy) Barton of Monroe and James (Sue) Barton of Monroe; and many many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ray Gaynier; parents: Harold and Helen Barton; and brother: Charles Barton.

Visitation will be 2-4PM and 6-9PM Monday, July 31, 2017, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. The Rosary will be prayed 7PM Monday at the funeral home. Mary's funeral mass will be 11AM Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

31

Jul

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Visitation

Monday

31

Jul

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Service

Monday

31

Jul

7:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Rosary Service

Visitation

Tuesday

1

Aug

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

814 West Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446

Visitation at Church

Service

Tuesday

1

Aug

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

814 West Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446

Funeral Mass at Church

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Loretto Cemetery

Turrill Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

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