Category: Resident Spotlight

Meet Evelyn Cronan

March 27, 2017 Resident Spotlight

Evelyn Cronan was born on a cold day in February of 1930. She was the second oldest amongst four brothers and one sister. They were raised on a family farm in Pontiac, Michigan. Evelyn’s father worked for General Motors while her mother stayed home with the children. They all worked on the farm and each […]

Meet Mary Louise Blower

January 13, 2017 Resident Spotlight

Mary Louise Blower was born June 6, 1918 to Fred and Isabelle (Sullivan) Mills in Oak Park, Illinois. Her father was the president of Mills Novelty Company, a family owned business which was once a leading manufacturer of coin operated machines, including slot machines and vending machines. Her grandfather’s player violin invention is on display […]

Meet Roger Rice

November 18, 2016 Resident Spotlight

Roger Rice was born June 7, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. Roger was the only son with five loving sisters. He attended St. Vincent’s in the first grade and when the family moved, he attended and graduated from St. Leo’s on Grand River in Detroit. Both Roger’s parents were from Lebanon and were very devout Catholics […]

Meet Ray and Patti Bean

August 15, 2016 Resident Spotlight

It all began with a term paper. As a young nursing student in Detroit, Patricia Green made the short trip home every Friday to spend the weekend with her family. One weekend, however, she had a paper to finish and stayed at school. Friends persuaded Patti to go with them to a University of Detroit […]

Meet Gerald Savoie

July 1, 2016 Resident Spotlight

Gerald Savoie was never intended to be named Gerald. Odelia Savoie wanted her new son to be named after Patron Saint Gerard but because of a birth certificate mix-up, her son was officially named Gerald. Perhaps his name isn’t what his mother intended, but after the full and accomplished life he has lived, Gerald Savoie […]

Meet Mary Nassar

April 15, 2016 Resident Spotlight

Mary Nassar was born in Windsor, Canada on April 15, 1925 to Shy and Mary Courey. She had six brothers and sisters, which made for an interesting childhood. Being the third oldest in the group, she always had someone to play with, and plenty of responsibility. Her father was a business owner and ran his […]

Meet Irene Hewson

March 11, 2016 Resident Spotlight

The world has changed a lot in the last century. Irene Hewson can attest to that. She’s worked hard, loved fiercely and faced challenges in her life, all with grace, humility and an undefeated spirit. In October of 1916, Irene was born on the Faubert Family Farm near Chatham, Ontario. It was a very different […]

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tobin and Seventy Years Together

February 5, 2016 Resident Spotlight

February is a month celebrated for romance. All over the world, chocolates and flowers are bought, decorated with pink hearts meant to symbolize love. Valentine’s Day has become a pretty picture; couples finding each other or taking the time to reconnect over a romantic gesture. The holiday commercials make us all yearn for that special […]

Meet Elvira

September 30, 2015 Resident Spotlight

Elvira Paul has been devoted for some 40 years to assisting Dominican Sisters, first of Oxford and then when they merged with six other congregations to become the Dominican Sisters of Peace.