Mary Simpson

  • Born: September 9, 1923
  • Died: September 5, 2019
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

SIMPSON, Mary, Theresa, (nee Rossi) Born September 9, 1923 in Detroit to the late Giovanni and the late Savina (nee Ranzini), passed away on September 5, 2019 at the age of 95. Beloved wife Fred for 70 cherished years. Loving mother of Dr. David (Dr. Anne) Simpson, and Paul (Emily) Simpson. Proud grandmother of Patrick James Simpson, Paula Renee (Charles Audette) Simpson, Francis (Catherine) Simpson and great grandmother of Logan Paul Carter and Desmond Thaddeus Audette.
Mary was born in Detroit (first daughter of Italian immigrants) and attended East Commerce Business School. Growing up in the east side Italian neighborhood she meet a family and baby sat for the two younger daughters. The older son would write to her later while he was in Europe during WWll. Following the end of the war they decided to meet under the Kerns clock in Detroit for a New Year's Eve dinner. 3 years later they were married. She worked for the Detroit Board of Education as a bookkeeper for 11 years. After the birth of a 2nd son she decided it was time to assume the full time duties of running a household. She was very dedicated in the family focus on education. Following her husband Fred's retirement they both enjoyed many trips and adventures throughout the US and Canada. As years passed, they continued to enjoy multiple tours of establishments in Windsor and Sarnia with the church (in addition to Mount Pleasant or Traverse City). She most enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren.
Visitation Sunday September 8th from 3-9pm with a 5pm Rosary service. Funeral Monday September 9th at 11am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Mary's honor would be appreciated to the Carmelite Monastery of St. Therese in Clinton Township. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thought of your Mother that I use to see at Mass. Sorry for the loss of your mother.

Posted by Arthur Boyko - Grant Township, MI   April 28, 2020

Posted by Arthur Boyko - Grant Township, MI   April 28, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Mother, Sister, Aunt & Friend, she will forever be missed.
Uncle Jerry, Aunt Jo, & Nick

Posted by Nick Kostiuk - Warren, MI - Family   September 08, 2019

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Sterling Heights, MI   September 08, 2019

Paul, David and your families,
Lou and I have you and you family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Your mom meant so much too us. We always enjoyed getting together for breakfast or lunch and we could talk for hours. We will treasure those memories and many, many more.
She was a wonderful and beautiful lady. And she will be missed so much.
With all our love
Kathy & Lou

Posted by Kathy Biafora - Roseville, MI - Family   September 06, 2019

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