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Thursday, July 13, 2023
2:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, July 14, 2023
12:30 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, July 14, 2023
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Christina Josephine DeMarco Coletta, 75, of Dearborn Michigan passed away peacefully on July 8, 2023 after a brave battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Christina lived a life rooted in love for her family and fueled by faith and knowledge.
Christina was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 12,1947 to the late Paul and Lena DeMarco. She was the oldest of four preceeded in death by her two brothers Anthony and John. She is survived by her sister Marie (Ken) Nacci.
Christina married the late Vincent in 1968. She is survived by her three children: Michael (Collette), Teresa (David), and Melissa (Jack). She was most proud of her children and seven grandchildren: Don, Angela, Jacob, Julia, Joshua, Antonia, and Christian.
Christina was a caretaker long before starting her own family. Christina had grit. She never gave up as shown by her long list of degrees: High school diploma from Fordson in 1965, Associate’s of Arts from Henry Ford Community College in 1967, Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1969, Master’s in Reading from Eastern in 1993, Master’s in Education from Western in April 1999, Graduate Certificate in Education Administration from Oakland University in 2003, and an Education Specialist degree from Oakland University in 2003. With those degrees, she worked as a teacher and a Reading Recovery Specialist. She even earned a Beauty Culture Diploma in 1976 and opened her own beauty salon in the early 80s as a cosmetologist. Then worked with her father at Paul’s Barber Shop. Christina’s love for learning and reading brought her back to teaching until she retired in 2013.
Christina will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her strong faith, and her love of learning. She would often say, “I’m still learning”, which she continued to do throughout her life.
Friends, family members, and colleagues are invited to celebrate her life at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home located at 280 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan. Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 13th from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M.
A second visitation will be held at St. Kenneth Catholic Church located at 14951 North Haggerty Road, Plymouth, Michigan on Friday, July 14th. Visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. until the start of the Mass to celebrate Christina's life at 1:00 PM. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield to follow.
A luncheon will be neld at the Italian American Banquet Center, 39200 Five Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan beginning at 4:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, consider doing an act of kindness or making a charitable donation of your choice in Christina’s name.