Obituary of Denise Karen Healey
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Denise Karen Publiski was born on March 18, 1958, in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of four children from the union of Frances Mary (Dudzic) Publiski and the late Frank Anthony Publiski. Denise was very proud of her Polish heritage. She attended Monroe High School, graduating in 1976. She then furthered her education at Monroe County Community College.
Denise married her best friend, Frederick Henry Healey on May 19,1979. The happy couple was blessed with three sons. Denise helped to provide for her family by working for Kmart/Sears for forty years until retiring as the Director of Information Technology in 2013.
The matriarch of the family, it was well-known that Denise was the glue that kept everyone together. No matter where life’s journey took her loved ones, she always made sure to assemble everyone a few times per year.
Denise loved to take walks in various parks, getting lost in her thoughts among the wildlife and beauty of nature. Sunflowers and butterflies were her favorite parts of nature, and she loved the pets in the family including her favorite pets, Martini the dog and Pedro the parrot. Denise also found serenity in her crafts, especially working with stained glass. She also loved watching the Young and the Restless and discussing the show with her mother. Denise also watched Price is Right every day as it was her father’s favorite show.
Denise Karen Healey, age 65, of Clarkston, Michigan, passed away at Belmar Oakland Hospice on Friday December 8, 2023, in Troy, MI. She was surrounded by her loving family. Her passing was preceded by her father and grandparents.
She lived her life always helping people and her faith in God never faltered. Her smile was bigger than the sky, her love was broader than the stars, and her aura was brighter than the sun.
She is survived by her husband: Fred; three sons: Michael, Kristopher, and Jeffrey Healey; two grandchildren: Parker and Dexter Healey; two sisters: Tina Stiffler and Rose Boylan; and a brother Frank Publiski.
Friends and family may gather on Saturday; December 16, 2023, at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734)-241-7070. Viewing will be from 2:00pm-4:00pm, followed by a Service Celebrating her Life from 4:00pm-4:30pm, then a luncheon at 4:30pm. The Service Celebrating her Life will be led by Pastor BJ McDaniel of One-Way Christian Fellowship Church.
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