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.
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