Mary O. Vernier of Millington, age 80, passed away early Sunday morning August 20, 2017 while at the Tuscola County Medical Care Community in Caro.
Mary O. (Mulkeran) Vernier was born in Detroit on October 14, 1936 and was the daughter of the late James and Joyce (Schram) Mulkeran. On July 11, 1985, Mary married her best friend and the love of her life, Allan Vernier. Mary and Allan celebrated 22 years of marriage before Allan passed away in October of 2007. Mary loved sports, sewing, crocheting, and making all kinds of gifts for the family. She made the christening gowns for the great-grandchildren. She would always say, “you can have anything your little heart desires”. She would often remind the kids to be careful, “don’t break your neck”, followed by her laugh. She was quick with a joke or a story that when she’d laugh you laughed also; because her laughter was contagious. She loved her afternoon soaps and being pampered.
Mary leaves her family to cherish her many memories including four children, Scott Vernier, Barb and Mark Paquette, Hazel and Doug Briggs, and Ralph Brown; six grandchildren and their spouses, Doug and Sarah Briggs, Bill and Jennifer Briggs, Kristy and Michael Sherman, Scott and Cindy Briggs, Joe and Cari Paquette, Mary and Tommy Licavoli, Stephan and Anne Paquette, and Quintin Paquette; 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides her parents and husband, Mary is also preceded in death by a sister, Myra in 1996.
The family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington on Friday August 25, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 7 pm., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the services begin. Funeral Services for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington. Pastor James Bruner will deliver the eulogy and funeral message; the burial will follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Memorial Gifts of Remembrance can be directed to the Make a Wish Foundation.