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Mariefrances Philp

March 30, 1949 December 19, 2010
Mariefrances Philp
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Obituary for Mariefrances Philp

Mariefrances (Messana)Philp of Oxford, Michigan died Sunday, December 19th, after a long battle with cancer. Mariefrances was born in Detroit, Michigan and spent her youth in Fraser, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1971 as a speech therapist, and obtained her Masters in learning disabilities from Oakland University. Mariefrances worked as a teacher, in the Lake Orion School District. She loved painting, cooking, needlework and a great game of Scrabble. Marie is survived by David Philp, her husband of 38 years, her son Jason and daughter Jennifer. She is also survived by her father, Mariano Messana, her brother William Messana, her sister, Bridget Delaney-Messana, her brother Gerald Messana, and their families.

There will be a celebration of Marie’s life in a Mass at St. Joseph Church, Lake Orion, at 10 AM on Thursday, December 30th. This will be followed by a gathering at Christi’s Bar & Grill, Lake Orion, from 11AM to 3PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting any donations be sent to the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center, (2800 Plymouth Rd, Bldg. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48109). Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Bossardet Chapel, Oxford.

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