Mary Anne Raniszeski, age 88 of Plymouth, was welcomed into God's Kingdom on September 21, 2020.
Mary Anne was born on April 18, 1932 to her parents Stanley & Lottie Chocholek in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1957 Mary Anne married the love of her life, Stanley Raniszeski Jr. and together they shared 57 years of marriage where they made a loving home and family.
Everyone who met Mary Anne loved her. She was a gentle, generous, humble soul with a quick wit and grateful spirit. Her role as a mother and grandmother was very important to her and spending time with her family brought her great joy. She led by example and her children were gifted with strong Christian values and the importance of love and kindness.
In her earlier years, she was a talented seamstress and she enjoyed needlepointing and all types of crafts. There wasn’t a project Mary Anne wouldn’t tackle from wallpapering, upholstering and light repairs. She loved to travel and enjoyed many trips with family and friends.
While Mary Anne experienced many health challenges later in life, she never complained and soldiered on with such strength and grace. As dementia slowly robbed her beautiful mind, she never forgot the faces or voices of her family. The smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes when she saw or heard them was priceless!
Most important of all, Mary Anne was a woman of God and she was devoted to the holy rosary. Her unwavering faith through adversity was her greatest legacy to her family. In the words of 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” May Mary Anne rest in peace in the loving arms of her heavenly Father and blessed Mother Mary. Well done good and faithful servant!
Mary Anne is survived by her children Kathy Raniszeski, Kim Raniszeski, Paula (Peter) Melville & Gary Raniszeski ; grandchildren Jill Melville, Kate Melville & T.J. Raniszeski; dear "sister" Eleanor Nobles. Mary Anne will also be dearly missed by many family and friends as well as everyone who's life was made better by having known her. She was preceeded in death by her husband Stanley Jr.; son Gregory Raniszeski and brother & sister-in-law Stanley (Virginia) Chocholek.
Family & friends may visit St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI where Mary Anne will lie in state on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM with a Catholic Funeral Mass beginning at 10:00 AM also at St. Kenneth Catholic Church.
For those who cannot attend and wish to view the Funeral Service in a safe environment, the funeral will be live streamed. Access to the live stream will be available the day of the service located at the top of Mary Anne's obituary here on our website.
Please be advised that in observance of the Governmental Order from the State of Michigan and the current COVID-19 precautions, when in attendance at the visitation and funeral service, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve and for your health, that everyone practice social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance. All those who attend the visitation or funeral service are also required by order of the Governor of Michigan to wear a face mask.
In lieu of flowers for those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Mary Anne's honor, donations may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154.