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Christine Mary Naples
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    30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 105
    Bingham Farms, MI 48025

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Christine Mary Naples, age 86 of Roseville, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa in Fraser, Michigan. She was born February 8, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and the late Sally (nee: Mazur) Sawicki.

Christine was a mere 21 years old when she joined with her beloved John in holy matrimony, a relationship that would grow and blossom to become a living testimony of the love they shared and the promises kept. They would celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary before John would be taken home to be with the Lord.

In her younger years, Christine was quite proud of the strides she had made while working for the telecommunications giant, Michigan Bell. Starting at a basic level and working her way up, Christine would ultimately secure the position of Supervisor, utilizing her natural gifts in leadership to forge her own path. Though she was making an impressive impact on those around her, Christine began hearing a still, small voice that was goading her towards the path of motherhood,…and it wasn't long afterwards that she decided to hang up her Ma Bell hat and exchange it for the joys and blessings of being a Mom. That would bring her precious cherubs into the world, John and Janice. Christine loved being a stay-at-home Mom, watching her children grow and prosper in their own genuine way.

Being a Mom afforded Christine so many beautiful and wonderful moments and memories to cherish always, like being their biggest supporter and fan at various events such as baseball, swimming, bowling, or perhaps the more sedate honor of working with the Boy Scouts of America,…and their counterparts, the Girl Scouts, with whom she would mentor and participate in their many activities. A consummate role model and parent, Christine loved her kids and was forever encouraging them to follow the narrow path as she.

Growing up on Rolyat Street in Detroit, Christine was a faithful parishioner at the city's iconic, "Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church." Proud of her Polish heritage, she was right at home amidst her Polish friends and family. Sunday's were special days as that meant it was time to don some fishing gear and join her beloved John at one of their favorite fishing holes. She went with him more than not, and managed to bring home some unsuspecting dinners from the waters of southeastern Michigan. Whether catching it or shopping for it, some of Christine's other culinary delights included such fares as stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cottage cheese and tomatoes. In her waning years, Christine was given to paying more attention to the desserts rather than the dinner,…especially when chocolate made it onto the scene.

Christine will also be remembered and revered for her love of the arts and the many facets in which it took its form. She loved the simple Arts & Crafts projects, and was often the one making many of the trinkets that were high in demand. She was also known for her incredible skills in the art of calligraphy, a gift she possessed in the talents of handwriting. Christine was also an integral part of designing the artwork for her grandchildren's T-shirts, bags and hats.

But mostly, she will be the kind soul that everyone adored and held close,…a special wife, mother and grandmother who loved without measure and served without reward. Throughout her lifetime, Christine impacted countless hearts and souls with her own brand of care and nurturing,…just like the unselfish love she rendered when she decided to leave her career to fill the role as Mom and homemaker. From John, Little John and Janice, to all the other nameless many whose lives were changed by Christine's touch, may the blessings of each remembrance be warm and embracing as her memory lives on in perpetuity. She loved greatly this side of Heaven,…may she, now, know the joys of the other side as she is caressed by the loving arms of God. Rest in peace, Christine.

Christine was the beloved wife of the late John Hancock Naples. Dear mother of John (Shelly) Naples and Janice (Robert) Davis. Loving grandmother of Brittany, Nicholas, Benjamin, Jack, Mackenzie, Andrew, and great-grandmother of Jax.

Visitation for Mrs. Naples will be held Monday, May 27th from 3-9 pm at the D.S.Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

Her Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, 10:30 am at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Rev. Raelene Butkovich. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033 (,...or to the American Diabetes Association, 30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.

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