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Mary Rosalyn Gionet

April 06, 1943 - February 12, 2020



Mary Rosalyn Gionet of Mesick passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home. She was 76.

Mary was born April 6, 1943 in Detroit, to Adolph and Wilhelmina (Enz) Kolm and they preceded her in death. On December 10, 1979 in Mesick she married Steve Gionet and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1999.

Mrs. Gionet worked and lived at various places in the Mesick area for 50 years and volunteered at Mesick Schools as a Grandma for five years. She enjoyed bird watching, crocheting and craft projects.

She is survived by her children: Matt (Dorothy) Runyon of Cadillac, Deb (Rick) Abel of Mesick, Damon Runyon (Kim Aldrich) of Mesick; grandchildren: Belinda (Doug) Mullins, Matthew (Erin) Runyon, Tyua (Roger) Potter, Justin (Kayla) Abel, Brandon Abel, Kyle (Kelsi) Runyon, Garrett Runyon; 12 great-grandchildren and one sister Karin (Tom) Cloutier of Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

In addition to her parents and husband Mary was preceded in death by a son, George Runyon and a sister, Brenda Gilligan.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held in the spring.

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  • Tammy Harrison - Feb 13th, 2020 12:55 pm

    "I already miss you with all my heart. We have been through a lot together, the good times the bad times and the ugly. My best friend through thick and thin, never afraid to tell me like it is. Going to miss our coffee time, long drives, shopping, talking and just hanging out. Mary impacted my life in a way that no one will ever understand. Mary has an awesome family and she was very proud of them all. Her greatest love being her family and her most recent great grandson that she was spending as much time as she could with. Mary lit up whenever she talked about him and couldn't wait to snuggle with him and show me pictures of the little guy whenever a new one came along. It has been a privilege to call Mary my friend and be part of her family for almost 30 years. Mary is surely dancing in heaven now with Steve. Love you my friend. "

  • Greg perrien and Sandra wymer - Feb 13th, 2020 7:13 pm

    "So sorry for your loss prayers "

  • Jill Taylor - Feb 14th, 2020 8:02 am

    "Mary will be missed at Community Meals in Mesick. She was a joy to know. Beautiful Smile and her heart felt hugs were always welcomed. Rest in peace Mary, you will be missed."

  • Ellie Roussain - Feb 14th, 2020 9:13 am

    "Very sorry for your families loss. "

  • Kimberly Joy Wilson/Monacelli - Feb 14th, 2020 9:57 am

    "I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Mary helped me out at a time of my life when I was at my lowest. She stepped up knowing that there could be consequences. She had a attitude of "Bring it". I've never forgotten that and never will. Good bye my sweet, sweet lady. May you R.I.P., God Bless. My heartfelt sympathies & condolences to all Mary's Family. Tears.........."

  • Ashley Redinger - Feb 14th, 2020 12:21 pm

    "We knew Mary from our Foster Grandparent Program with her volunteering at Mesick. Mary was so devoted to her community and the children there. She had a great laugh, sense of humor and a joy in her eyes. I have missed Mary in the program and am sad to hear of her passing. I will remember Mary and her great love for helping others, our fun trip to Lansing for her winning her award with the programs, and just for the person she was. You were so special Mary, I will miss you. -Ashley Redinger "

  • Diane Kerner - Feb 15th, 2020 9:35 am

    "I heard someone describe you as crafty. You were! And clever! I think you could make anything. One year we wore matching Halloween costumes (Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum) You said you were Tweedle Dum. Ha! I had no idea how to make these costumes. You had ALL the ideas. You even made us matching hats. I still have mine. We also spent a very fun day painting a tree on your wall. And the kids, you loved all the little kiddos in Mesick and they loved you back. You were a great daycare provider and volunteer Grandma at the school. Also, you gave the best hugs, not just to the little kids, but to us big kids too! Thanks for being my friend!"

  • Mary Weirts - Feb 19th, 2020 10:13 am

    "The Sun came out and your Chickadees came to visit this morning. My heart is aching, my mind whirling with so many Happy and Good Memories, Heartfelt Laughter and Treasured thoughts that we shared on so many subjects on so many of those evening calls, happy, sad and just because. You are missed my good friend and be assured that your beloved family are and will always be in my prayers. Lon says, 'You are with Steve now eternally in heaven'. So many lives affected in the moment when God took you home to rest. Rest in Peace good friend. There is a poem entitled, 'You Will Be Remembered'.....the last verse says..... And You Will Be Remembered, Each Day Right From The Start For The Memories That We Once Shared Forever live Within My Heart Your Friend, Mary "

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