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Mary M. Hoban

April 2, 1935 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 83)

Mary M. Hoban

You don't usually think that heaven can get an upgrade, but that happened April 13th, 2018 when Mary Margaret Ullrich Hoban, aka Muggs joined her beloved husband Ed Hoban there.
Mary was one of those rare individuals who operated in the background but had the impact of center stage.   She was a rule follower who thought independently and encouraged everyone to follow their dreams.  Her manners were perfect, but she had a wicked wit that bubbled out in her songs and poems about those she loved.  Mary graduated from Marygrove, studying English and Music in preparation to teach. During her career at St. Agatha/Pearson and Our Lady of Sorrows she taught music and computers, finishing her working years as an assistant principal. Mary was an accomplished pianist who applied her musical talent to the production of  highly entertaining student shows. In each and every role she treated everyone with dignity and respect. 

Her greatest joys were as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and friend.  She taught her offspring  by example... leave every place a bit better than you found it... use the brain God blessed you with... relish the beauty of nature... count your blessings... don't talk about others negatively... make sure the iron is unplugged before leaving the house...never miss a chance to see a waterfall.... it's worth taking a risk to get the perfect campsite... include loved ones in daily conversations with St. Anthony...stay close to God and each other...   
Those blessed to call her mother are Tim (and Anne) Hoban, Katie (and Steve) Bigus, Dennis (and Nilda) Hoban, Peggy (and Dave) Chinoski. The grandchildren lucky enough to have grown up with this amazing woman are Katie, Eileen and Christopher Hoban, Brian and Erin Bigus, Alicia, Tino, Isa and Yaya Hoban, and Joey and Patrick Chinoski.  Mary's brother Jack (and Joyce) Ullrich will miss her sorely as well.

Mary frequently dreamed she could fly and said she told us how wonderful it felt.  Mary lived her faith in every aspect of her life...she has earned her wings... we know she has flown into the arms of the Lord.  Heaven is rejoicing.

Visitation will take place Thursday, April 19th,  4pm - 9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Fred Wood Funeral Home 36100 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154 .The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 20th at 10:30 am, Instate 10:00 am at St. Kenneth's Catholic Church 14951 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170.

Memorial contributions may be made to the endowed scholarship fund that Mary and Ed Hoban set up at Detroit Mercy Dental, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit MI, 48208-2576. Note: Hoban Endowment

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