Mary Gallardo

Obituary of Mary Gallardo

Mary Marie Rogers was born on November 15, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio. She was one of many children raised by Alfred and Wanda Jane (Young) Gay. Mary attended Mason High School graduating with the Class of 1973.

Family was the most important thing to her. She had four children who she loved with all her heart. To support her family, she worked many years at the Toledo Blade. She was known to be a very strong person by everyone in her family. To be with her family as long as she could, she fought her illness very hard and for a very long time.

In her younger years she enjoyed going horseback riding, bowling, taking camping trips, tending to her garden, canning her fruit and vegetables and listening to really loud music. She LOVED Michael Bolton and would listen to him over and over again.  She was an animal lover, especially dogs, and loved taking care of people and spending as much time with family and friends.

Mary had been ill for many years and even with her debilitating condition, she was a social butterfly and always had a smile on her face. Mary would love when people would come and visit. She was a people person and loved everybody she met. She was a wonder woman… fierce, determined and strong and will be missed by many.

Mary Marie Gallardo, age 61 of Monroe passed away at 3:57am on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Rehab surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Wanda Gay and Elzo Rogers.

To cherish her memory, Mary leaves her beloved children: Misty (Tony) Wohlfeil, Louie Gallardo, Katrina (William) Gallardo and Adam Gallardo; five grandchildren: Anthony, Nicholas, Adam, Abagail and Faith her siblings: Ruth Attell, Robert (Sheila) Rogers, Lisa Rogers, Rheda (Buddy) Seagraves, Rhoda Mason, Jennifer Gay and Laurie (Joseph) Mold; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm with a celebration of life at 7:00pm with Pastor Harold Raines and Pastor Gary Pickrell to officiate at Merkle Funeral Service, South, 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI 48161, 734-241-7070. Services will conclude in cremation in accordance with her wishes.

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