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Madeline Groshans

Madeline Groshans

December 20, 1926 May 26, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Madeline Mary Groshans (Bravin)

Madeline M. Groshans, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Beaverton, Oregon. She was born December 20, 1926, in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Anibale and Louise Bravin, she graduated with honors from Altoona Senior High School on June 6th, 1944. In September 1946, she accepted a Civil Service Appointment as a Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy in Washington, DC, and later transferred to the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. On April 19, 1952, she married Robert J. Groshans in Washington, DC. She is survived by her children: Jack, Marie, Carol, Glenn, Daniel, Thomas, Donna and Lisa, fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one niece, two nephews and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; two sons, Paul and Mark; her parents and two brothers. Burial took place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A Memorial Gathering for Madeline will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Chapel. The event will be held outside, please dress accordingly and remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Arbor Hospice in Madeline’s memory. https://www.arborhospice.org/donate/donation-form/

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Service Details

  • Interment

    Wednesday June 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
    1400 N. River
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
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    Wednesday June 3, 2020
    11:00am
  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday September 25, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday September 25, 2020
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Services will be held outdoors. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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