Ann Michael born January 1, 1928, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019 with family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ray Michael. Born in Republic, Pennsylvania the youngest child of Emory and Anna Bayos, Ann, after the death of her parents, was raised by sister Rose in New York and nurtured by her 6 siblings (Rose, Mary, Andy, Frank, Joe and Mike).
She married in Detroit at Michael family home by her husband’s grandfather, the Reverend George Michael. In the first decade of marriage she lived under one roof in a multigenerational home. Under the apprenticeship of mother-in-law Jenny with sister-in-law and best friend Yvonne Wisneiski by her side, Ann embraced every opportunity to learn how to blend her Hungarian, Syrian and Polish cultural experiences to create a recipe for a happy marriage and family. As a master homemaker she prepared with love delicious home cooked meals that nourished the body and spirit of family and friends.
In moving to Grosse Pointe Park in 1955, there was not day that she did not acknowledge the beauty of the community, especially the trees. She loved extended family picnics at the Windmill Park, riding her bike to the Village, and her Lakeshore drives with her beloved husband. Sharing Bingo with family and friends in Canada, at Services for Older Adults, and Church of Christ Care Center-Assisted Living always brought a smile to her face, win or lose. Generally shy by nature, she was a loyal and trusted friend who never failed to speak up against unkindness and injustice.
Ann is survived by son Randy, daughter and son in law Regina and David Campbell of Texas, granddaughter and husband Lauren and Miguel, great grandchildren Matteo and Isabel of San Francisco and loving nephews and nieces across the country.
Ann as a devoted wife standing proudly by her husband’s side, a loving mother, doting grandmother and great grandmother, and sweet aunt and friend leaves a “legacy of love” not to be forgotten by all those blessed to know her.
The joint inurnment of Ann and Ray Michael will be July 1, 2019 at 9 am at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan Share a memory online at Verheyden Funeral Home (www.verheyden.org)
The family will be forever grateful to the staff of Great Lakes Hospice, Church of Christ Care Center-Assisted Living(www.cofccc.org), SOC’s/The Helm (www.helmlife.org), HOPE Senior Home Care (hopeseniorhomecare.com), and/or Certified Senior Solutions (www.certified-ssi.org) for all the compassion and the loving care that enabled Ann to live life to the fullest with dignity. Donations to honor the memory of Ann may be made to any of the above agencies or a charity of your choice.