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“I am very sorry to hear of Mary's unexpected passing. I have many memories of visiting with her and her siblings on the farm. Jack was my half...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: LaVerne Poucher Wilder

“What a shock to hear that Mary had passed. Mary and I were neighbors in Ohio, lived right next door to each other. The last time I saw Mary was...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Lee jones

“I sang with Mary in Marquette Choral Society. She was always friendly and greeted everyone with a smile. We miss her! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Snitgen

“Mary was a great friend to everyone and to us even though separated by years and miles. She was full of positive energy, and carried a smile - all...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Alan & Judy Hanson - Papillion, NE

“So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a great lady. Mary was my neighbor for many years before her and Ed relocated to Negaunee. I missed...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Carrie Scoby (Thrasher) - MI

“So sad Deanna. Am praying for you and family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Edie (quilt camp)

“Bonnita I am so sorry for your loss my deepest condolences thinking of you and your family. Miria Ski (CH) ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Miria Strzalkowski - MI - friend

“Mary was in the Marquette quilters guild and the Chocolay friendship quilting group with me and was always so pleasant to be around. She was hoping...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Tracey Cairati

“Hi I sang with her and my friend she picked up my friend to go to choir society my condolences to you and the family Jen and Gail gods peace through...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jennifer

“So sorry to hear of moms passing. Quite a shock to me. Had such a good visit when she was here in Sept 2016 for class get together, Was hoping to...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Landel-Leary

“Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother, and sister, as well as friend. to many. I had the pleasure of meeting her through the...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Esther Johnson

“So sorry for your loss. Mary was a very nice lady. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her. Happy quilting in heaven. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Ana Mastroianni

“Sorry for your loss prayers to you all ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: William Foster

“My love to you Deanna, Rory, and Bonnita. I pray you are surrounded by loved ones to help you through this stage of our lives. Sending you gentle...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Arquette

“My love and prayers go out to my nieces and nephew at the loss of their mother. She was an amazing lady and a very special sister. She will be...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Harold & Carol Myers

“Heaven gained a beautiful angel! Mary was a ray of sunshine and very caring person. I am very sad to her of her passing. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Katie Ritzenhein

“So sorry for your loss. This news is so unexpected. I knew Mary through the Marquette County Quilters and our Tuesday evening, Chocolay Quilt Lovers...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Sanford - Marquette, MI


Mary A. Densmore, 76, of Marquette, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Mary was born on June 28, 1940 in Erie, Michigan, a daughter of the late Jackson and Ester (Fuller) Sexton and was a graduate of North Central High School in Pioneer, Ohio. On October 3, 1959, she married Edward Lewis Densmore in Waldron, Michigan. In her youth, Mary was a 4-H member and a much loved leader while her children were growing up. She was an active member of Marquette Hope as well as its sanctuary choir, United Methodist Women, the Marquette Choral Society, and the Marquette Quilters' Guild. Mary was an avid gardener, knitter, and reader. She loved to attend concerts, hockey games and ride bikes with her grandson. She volunteered for Room at the Inn and always enjoyed helping a neighbor in need. Survivors include three children, Rory Densmore of Waldron, MI, Deanna (Jim) Dunn of Negaunee, MI and Bonnita (Kurt) Reinking of Royal Oak, MI; six grandchildren, Evan and Nick Brooks, Jamie and Sawyer Dunn, and Jacob and Joshua Reinking; two sisters, Carol (Hal) Myers of Broadway, VA and Ruth Lovejoy-Bush of Cooney, OH; sisters-in-law, Donniece Corley of Greenwood, IN and Judy Sexton of Youngstown, OH; also several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 43 years, Edward Densmore in 2004; a newborn daughter; one brother, Wilbur Sexton. The Densmore family will greet relatives and friends at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, 526 N. Third St., Marquette, MI on Thursday, March 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. and also on Friday, March 17th from 10:30 to 12 Noon at Marquette Hope, (formerly First United Methodist Church), 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette where a memorial service will be held in the church at 12 noon with the Revs. Kristi and Christopher Hintz officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Marquette Hope, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette, MI 49855, Room at the Inn, 347 Rock St., Marquette, MI 49855 or the Marquette Choral Society c/o NMU Foundation, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855. Mary's obituary can also be viewed at www.canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.