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“God Bless you and yours From: Friend and co-worker WCCCD. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea Gafford - Lake Havasu, AZ

“With deepest sympathy. May she Rest In Peace, Amen ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gayle and Mike Johnston - FL

“It has been so many years since I have seen Loretta, or Laura, but I remember so well what a wonderful person she was. Seeing her at the Conklin...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Terri Kowal - MI - Friend

“Dear Loretta...one of the finest people you could ever ask to have as a friend. As infants the twins were so identical that they had to paint a nail...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Elaine Boyke - Plymouth, MI

“Laura, You have been an amazing sister to Loretta. Sending you love, hugs and Peace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Vivian Brzezicki - MI - Friend

“RIP Loretta...I enjoyed every conversation we had, always with a smile. It was hard watching your body fail you but your spirit prevailed even when...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Lina DiLegge - Washington, MI

“To Laura, my prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you all.Agape, Juanita Crawford-WCCCD Instructor ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Juanita Crawford - Detroit, MI

“You will be so misssed Loretta. May you R.I.P. my friend.XGa ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Marsiglio - MI - Friend


MICHALCZAK, Loretta. July 24, 2017. Age 70. Beloved twin sister of Laura (the late Ronald) Conklin. Proud and loving aunt of Hollie (Anthony) Kotwicki and Ryan Conklin and grand-aunt of Jake and Max. Loretta was a very accomplished and respected gourmet chef. She studied at the Fanny Farmer School of Cooking in Boston and was the youngest chef ever to win the Auguste Escoffier award. A protege of chef Simone Beck, Loretta worked with Julia Childs and Jacques Pepin throughout her career. She also authored a cookbook and spent many years as a chef and food services director; she worked at the Harvard Club in Boston and the Ponchartrain Hotel in Detroit. The family will receive guests Wednesday, August 2 from 9:30am until time of 10am memorial Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com