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June Marie Rey, 84, of Hope, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 5, 2019. She was born on June 30, 1934 to Harold M. and Hazel E. (Prue) Rollo. She married Donald Lee Rey on May 15, 1954 and was a loving wife of 55 years until his death in 2009.

In addition to being a devoted wife, June was a caring mother having raised 8 children. June and Don’s family started on Sarsfield in Warren, MI in 1955. As the family grew, they moved in 1966 to Fraser, MI on Adolph Avenue and then upon retiring they moved to Hope, MI. June was an avid Bingo player, a Red Hat Lady and member of the “Pinochle Club” for 53 years. June enjoyed family gatherings and always had a hug and smile for everyone. She often greeted her grandchildren with a pinch or a kiss. Her love for family was never more evident than when her face brightened and came to life when visited by her grand and great grand babies.

June is survived by her children: Timothy (Mary), Anthony (Janice), Theodore (Deborah), Terry (Nancy deceased), Todd (Ted), Susan (Rob) Walters, Thomas (Cynthia), Troy (Kristi) as well as 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was also survived by her sister Janet (Clyde) Szatkowski and in-laws Joe (Pat) Rey.

In addition to her parents, June is predeceased by her brothers, Donald Rollo and Harry Rollo, and by her sisters, Marion Grogis and Ruth Ann Hunsinger.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3109 Swede Avenue, Midland with Fr. Kevin Maksym and Fr. Pete Gaspeny officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7pm with a vigil service commencing at 6:30 pm and on Thursday at the church from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at New Hope Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund or the Midland Community Cancer Services.

On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Jessica McClorey

    11 January 2019 3 years ago

    There are only so many words in the English language, none of which seem most appropriate for this moment. THANK YOU for our conversations, your advice, and the love you have given ALL of us. The legacy you and Grandpa created will live beyond your most wild imagination. I love you and miss you.

  2. Pam and Keith Rubin

    08 January 2019 3 years ago

    Todd, we were so sad to learn that your mother passed away. We are thinking of you and wish we had the opportunity to have met your mom and are so sorry for your loss. May her memory always be a comfort to you.

  3. Josh Rey

    07 January 2019 3 years ago

    Grandma, You have taught me so much in this life but three things really come to mind in this moment. The first being that Girls are evil, let me tell you that this has stood true for quite awhile until recently lol. 2. How to be tough and never give up. There a multiple examples of this throughout your life but the most recent would be the cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in December of 2016 you were given less than 6 months to live. Here we are 2 years later we have gone to 3 weddings together and met an additional 4 great grand children (One still being in a belly ☺️) as well as watching me walk across the stage when I graduated with my bachelors, all because you refused to give up and kept fighting. And 3, the most important of all, how to LOVE. Both you and Grandpa Rey gave this family the greatest gift possible. The two of you gave this world 7 outstanding gentlemen and 1 wonderful princess. By loving, guiding and growing with your children you produced 8 successful and very well respected humans for this world. Because of your LOVE and devotion, these 8 went on to share the love and I was given the blessing of being raised with 20 cousins. Because of how you taught my parents and aunts and uncles to love I got to grow up with 20 cousins that are more like brothers and sisters. Not only is the Rey family bigger than most, but we are closer than most. I cannot begin to explain how thankful I am for this. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift that we can receive in this world. You are dearly missed and always will be. RIP 01.05.19 💕

    P.S. I hope you win more times than not in bingo up there. 😊

  4. Brenda Massimino

    07 January 2019 3 years ago

    Tom and Family. Randy and I send our love and hugs to you. The loss of a parent is so tuff no matter what the circumstances. She will be missed but take comfort in the memories and love she shared with each of you. God Give you peace and comfort. Knowing one day you will see her again. Love to you and our condolences. The massimino.

  5. Lisa and Dave Dunville

    06 January 2019 3 years ago

    Tom and Cindy so sorry for the lost of your wonderful Mother June. God Bless your family and she is now one of his angles.

  6. Wendy A. Schultz

    06 January 2019 3 years ago

    I am sad to heard of Junes passing. I do know that the Lord has her now by his side. No more illness and pain. Praise to God. I will miss her big smile and wonderful warm greetings. The whole group at Mills Friendly Folks Seniors will miss her dearly. May the Lord help the family and friends get thru this hard time of saying goodbye.. Farewell Dear Friend. See you again when my time comes to join you in the heavens.

  7. Donna Martin

    06 January 2019 3 years ago

    June, our son in law’s wonderful mother who welcomed us with open arms into the Rey family for many years.. made us feel like part of their family! Cliff says you raised some of the nicest children, ever, also! Loved all the times we got to spend with you! We love you and will miss you so much..

  8. Ted & Dolly McCadden

    05 January 2019 3 years ago

    We never met your momma but just know she was an awesome lady.. I know how much the family is going to miss her. Remember where she’s at now and may you find some comfort in this knowledge.
    We are so sorry for your loss. 🙏

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