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Margaret Madeline Gilling

December 24, 1937 June 7, 2019
Margaret Madeline Gilling
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Margaret Madeline Gilling (81) passed away peacefully in Lapeer, Michigan on June 7, 2019 with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Gilling, who has been the love of her life for over 63 years. Her four children: Deborah (Matt), Robert (Connie), Stephen (Donna), and Katherine (Mark) embrace Margaret’s devotion to family by caring for each of her 41 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her absolute passion in life was to spend time with family and watch her grandchildren grow and learn. She is survived by grandchildren: Michael (Lindsey), Jessica (Adam), Melissa (Zach), Nathan (Beth), Lawrence Justin (Tiffany), Joe (Mara), Jenny (Andy), Chad, Derric, Jacquie (Joe), Jordan (Roni), Alex, Stephanie, Zack, Ellamae and great grandchildren: Hayden, Hayley, Camden, Ben, Kyden, Hudson, Grayson, Carter, Jace, Ayla, Luke, Rylan, Duke, Finley, Jack, Brady, and Quinn.

Margaret was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan in 1937 to Ladislav and Louise Rosina. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Irene Hofer. She is survived by her siblings Alfred (Rose), Stephen (Monica), and Bernadette.

Margaret started dating Lawrence at 15 years old and knew that he was her one and only. She married him right out of high school and they have been together ever since. She worked as a secretary for Chrysler, however, found her calling owning businesses and working alongside Lawrence. Together, with their children, they owned and operated several businesses including a construction company, landscape firm, and antique store.

Outside of working, she was a passionate artist who specialized in oil painting. Many summers were spent traveling around Michigan showcasing her work at art fairs. She spent countless hours perfecting her craft and was admired by her peers for her attention to detail and the ability to make her paintings lifelike. In addition, she was a perfectionist who loved to entertain, cook, and decorate her home for Christmas. She took great pride in finding just the right gift for each and every person.

Margaret’s lifelong devotion to her faith kept her constantly striving to move forward and showed others that with God’s grace, you can overcome any obstacle.

Visitation and celebration of her life will be held:
Monday, June 10th, 2019 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer
Prayer of the Rosary 8:00pm Monday at the Funeral Home

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 South Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

The funeral mass will be held:
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 - 11:00am at Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer

Immaculate Conception Parish
814 West Nepessing Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

The family will also receive friends from 10:15am-11:00am Tuesday, June 11, 2019, prior to the funeral mass, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry, 814 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, MI 4844. Please share condolences and memories at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.


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Visitation at Funeral Home

Monday

10

Jun

4:00 PM 6/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/10/2019 9:00:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Rosary

Monday

10

Jun

8:00 PM 6/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Visitation at Church

Tuesday

11

Jun

10:15 AM 6/11/2019 10:15:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

814 West Nepessing Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Immaculate Conception Church
814 West Nepessing Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

11

Jun

11:00 AM 6/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

814 West Nepessing Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Immaculate Conception Church
814 West Nepessing Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Loretto Cemetery Final Resting Place

Turrill Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Turrill Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry

814 West Nepessing Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
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