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Mary Ann Paterno

October 01 , 1950 - August 31 , 2019

Mary Ann Paterno
Mary Ann Paterno
1950 - 2019


Wednesday, September 04, 2019
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Thursday, September 05, 2019
10:00 AM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


PATERNO, Mary Ann, age 68, of Flat Rock, August 31, 2019. Beloved wife of Laurence Paterno. Loving mother of Michele (Derek) Paterno, Angela (Russ) McCone, Jennifer (Russ) Hodge and Tony (Emilie) Paterno. Dear grandmother of Kayli, Cory, Hannah, Jade, Isabelle, Nicholas, Parker, Andrew, A.J., Carson and Vinny. Dearest great grandmother of Cayden, Dominic and Kynslee. She is also survived by her siblings Amy Nemeth, Joanne Allevato, Paula Wicks and Paul Ranspach III. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Barbara Ranspach, father and mother-in-law Louis and Dorothy Paterno. Her cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.


Jen, Emilie and family My heart goes out to you and yours. I'm here for you! The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ( PSALM 34.18) She is always in your heart ❤ (( Big hugs)) ❤ Cindy Cindy Conklin

I am sadden to hear of Mary's passing.She was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting.She and Larry were such great friends and support to my mom after my dad had passed.Please know you are all in my prayers and in my heart. Sylvia Lomas Spotts Sylvia Lomas Spotts

Larry, Tony and the rest of the family, so sorry for your loss. Mary was a great mother and wife, I could see it in the way she looked after Larry and how she talked about and cared for her children, grand kids (& great gk’s). She is forever in the Lomas’s hearts as she showed the same love and carefulness towards our mother Betty after we lost our Dad. With love and prayers, Peter. Peter Lomas

So sad to hear of the passing of another 1969 Cabrini classmate. Rest in Peace Mary Ann. Prayers and condolences to both the Ranspach and Paterno families. Janet Laczkowski Morgan

Don and I are so sorry for the loss of Mary. We enjoyed our visit with Mary and Larry this summer at their home in Alger. We will miss sending cards to her to cheer her. We will also miss the visits in Alger. Love you Don and Pat Patricia Partyka

Matt & I are very sorry for your loss. Peace to you all at this difficult time. Nancy Snider

I'm so sorry about Mary's passing she was one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure to know I know how very deeply she will be missed & how her spirt will live on through the beautiful children she & Larry raised I pray for peace & courage to move through the days ahead, I'll always smile when I think about Ms Mary ❤️Lura Ashley & Caly Lura Hoard

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for all of you. My heart breaks for you and I pray that God wraps his love around you and gives you strength and peace. I’m sure God has already put Mary to work sewing angels’ robes. Her legacy will live forever. We will one day see her again with her beautiful smile and funny laugh Love to you all. Marietta and Kurt Marietta eugster

I am so sorry to hear about you losing your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying for you and family. Treasure the memories that you had with her. Such a beautiful person she was. Chavella Knight

Larry and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Mary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember that summer in Flat Rock, chopping wood with Larry and eating whatever Mary made for dinner (I was a picky eater). We love and miss you! Tom, Kathleen, Jenny and RJ Tom. Kathleen, Jenny and RJ Mance

Jen and Russ, Our condolences go out to you and your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers, Jeff and Mary Lesko Jeff and Mary Lesko