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Genevieve Katherine Hodor
  • Reverence Home Health & Hospice
    37650 Garfield Road
    Clinton Township, MI 48036

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“Dearest Annette & Diane - I called your mom today and for whatever reason I checked the obituaries and saw her name and my heart broke. Your mom was...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Sherry - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“It is with much sadness that I learned of Aunt Genivieve's passing.Many years ago she was like family to me and my children.She was always so sweet...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Maruk - Clinton Twp, MI

“How we loved Aunt Genevieve! She and Fred loved to tease each other and he was never an "in-law" to her. She just sparkled when she walked into a...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Bersch - Mequon, WI

“Sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. I meet her when I started working at C.M. Hall Co. back in 1965. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Marcia Polancih - MI - Friend

“Ciocia Gienia was a remarkable woman whom will never be forgotten.Our deepest condolences to the entire family.Love,Bozena, Greg and Sebastian ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bozena Saladiak

“I will forever take with me your words of advice, your passion for life, your humor, kindness, and determination.May we strive to remember, and honor...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Kelly Friedberg - MI - Friend

“Genevieve brightened every occasion we were lucky enough to share with her. She will be greatly missed. I keep the guardian angel she gave me for...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Arnold - Goodrich, MI

“Upon meeting Genevieve for the first time in October of 2017, her warmth and kindness, gentleness and strength will be etched in my mind for all...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Susan DeClercq - Roseville, MI

“Hello Annette, Diane and familiesWe have lost a wonderful friend and neighbor. Genevieve will be missed by everyone that knew her. Such a blessing...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Alberta Parks - Warren, MI

“Annette, my condolences for the loss of your mother ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Ratusznik - Clinton Township

“Dear Annette and Diane,So sorry to hear about Auntie Gene. Thought you might enjoy seeing this oldie of your mom, my mom, and me. I have no idea...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Rambo - Joshua, TX

“Genevieve was a women of great faith, abundant love giver to family and friends, and a lover of sweets! I will miss her! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: BARBARA MCEACHREN - Lake Orion, MI

“So sorry for your loss . ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Jimenez - Detroit, MI

Marian Rally 2010 at Felician Province in Livonia. Mrs.Hodor, a close friend of the Felician Sisters “Mrs. Hodor a most devout Catholic, generous, genuinely interested in others' well being. Mrs. Hodor missed her husband and loved her daughters and...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Dianne Z - MI - Family Friend

Genevieve Katherine Hodor, age 95, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at home surrounded by loving family.

Born and raised in Hamtramck, it was at Our Lady Queen of Apostles that Genevieve was baptized and celebrated the early years of her life with the teachings of life and love of the Church and Polish culture. Going forward her high school years were spent at Detroit's iconic High School of Commerce and Business. It is there she exceeded in academic and business related subjects. She was an exceptional athlete in both basketball and baseball. She grew up as a trendsetter, a believer and one who shaped others.

She had many friendships in her early years that but the one true love would take a bit longer to find . But finally it did when she met her good friend Helen's brother, Walter. After meeting Genevieve several days later Walter expressed his emotion by telling his mother, "I'm going to marry that girl". The rest is history. On September 6th they wed at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church amongst friends and family. Their union was a marriage of love and humor that strengthened them daily and made their marriage last a test of time, 59 years. Motto: "Never go to bed angry".

They shared residence at the family home in Hamtramck where they welcomed their first child Annette, who brought great joy to them. But soon the family was about to grow and with the coming of a new birth made it a good time to move on to a larger new home on Detroit's east side. They placed their roots there and the second child, Diane was born. Unexpectedly, Diane was born two years to the day of Annette's birth. What a miracle she was. Genevieve was now a mother of two daughters who she loved and cherished. She remained in this residence as a working mom, and volunteer for her church, St. Bartholomew's as a Rosary Sodality member, Lecturer, Camp Fire Girls leader. St. Bartholomew was in her heart and soul. She remained forever faithful to giving of herself. Giving to the community was also important to her where she volunteered in several capacities to the VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and PNA (Polish National Alliance). Always giving for love of God and Country.

In 1994, it was time to move on, and she and Walter moved to Warren. There she joined St. Anne's as a parishioner and was forever faithful still to St. Bartholomew's parish as a Eucharistic Minister and Polish Mass Lecturer when needed. She attended St. Anne's mass daily and contributed as a Lecturer and Eucharistic Minister and participated in the Daughters of Isabella and Christian Women organizations. Her devotion to Mary and the rosary was very important to her and brought her through her many trials and tribulation even to the end of her life.

For those who knew Genevieve they can attest to great sense of humor, even to the end. She was always giving of herself. If it wasn't a smile, it would be sweets, root beer barrels, a trademark of her affection. She would pass these out as a kind gesture and made so many friends. Angels were her trademark of love. She loved people and had a need to be surrounded by them. Genevieve touched a multitude of souls as she journeyed through life. Yet of all that filled her life with joy, nothing could hold a candle to family and the love she had for all of them. They were the light of her life. Her son-in-laws Ed Morawski and William Bush meant the world to her and attended to her every need, they made her feel special. She was always so proud of Grandsons Matthew and Danny Bush. They made her so happy, and when Matt married Maggie the heart of the family was complete.

Genevieve touched so many throughout all her years, may the memories of her be warm with each reflection shared. May she rest in peace.

Visitation for Mrs. Hodor will be held on Sunday, September 16th from 3-9 pm, with a 7 PM evening Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Monday from 11:00 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 11:30 am at St. Anne Catholic Church in Warren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, the Fr. Solanus Casey Center, or Reverence Hospice.

Please share memories of Genevieve at her guest book above.