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“To a great lady and friend. God bless you and keep you forever.Love Larry,Sue,Andrea Susalla. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Larry Susalla and Family - Warren, MI

“So Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a beautiful, nice lady. May she Rest in Peace. Steven and Greg ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Steven Kennedy - Glendale, AZ

“Ed, I'm deeply sorry upon hearing about your mom. She was a wonderful women and raised a wonderful son. Heaven is the best place to be.Best Regards...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Patrico - Shelby Twp, MI

“Our condolences on the loss of your Mother ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Len and Krystyna Palmeri - Lenox, MI

“Lynn/Edward - I'm so sad at our mutual loss yet so grateful that your mom was able to come back to the home she loved so much so she could "go home"...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Fergason Brown - Tucker, GA

“Lynn (L.T.) - I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in all of the memories that you cherish. Sending prayers for your...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ame Sands - Friend

“My family loved Marie and have very special memories of our time spent together. Looking through photo albums recently, I couldn't believe how many...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Woolman - Friend

“Lynn- God bless you and your family during this time. Celebrate the memories you and your Mother shared throughout your lives together. I am always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gregg Hemme - Davison, MI

“Lynn, I extend my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God give you comfort and peace as you mourn the...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sheila Lomax - Grand Blanc, MI


Marie Margaret Krupinski, "Margie," age 91 of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at home in the company of her loved ones. She was born July 3, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael Elmer and Mary Katherine (nee: Noga) Cypher.

Marie was born and raised in Detroit where Marie grew up, received her education, and was baptized and confirmed from the city's iconic St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She was the youngest of three children, along with sister, Louella and brother, James. Her family was very poor but hardworking. Marie's father left the family when she was of an early age, so her mother raised her three children from the wages she earned as an employee at the R.G. Dunn Cigar Factory. Marie would walk every day after school to meet the trolley car to help her mother carry home the day's groceries from the market.

At the age of 18, Marie went to work for the communications giant, Michigan Bell where she was employed as a telephone operator. With a shining history of job excellence and a dedication to exemplary customer service, Marie worked her way up the ladder of success which culminated in her being promoted to Supervisor.

On January 28, 1950, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Detroit, Marie was joined in marriage to Edward Krupinski. Together they purchased a home in East Detroit (known currently as Eastpointe) and committed to paying off that mortgage before starting their family. After 7 years, with Edward working two jobs and being challenged to countless hours of Monopoly in between, Marie and Edward reached their goal and the process of welcoming their children into the world began. Marie's son Edward was the firstborn child, at which time Marie quit her job to become a full time mother. Three years later, Lynn was born in to the world.

After Marie's children reached their teen years, she chose to re-enter the work world and took a job working afternoons in the gift shop at the Shapiro Drug's located in the Hotel Pontchartrain in downtown Detroit. Her children recall how their Mom would cook the evening dinner with instructions on how to warm it up,…would make sure the house was clean and the laundry was done,…then would walk to catch the 8 Mile bus for her trip downtown for her job. Thirteen years later, Shapiro's closed, but that was not the end of Marie's employment. Now at the age of 61, she accepted another position as a retail clerk at Arbor Drugs, soon to be the new CVS in Warren. The number 13 must have been a telling number for Marie as that is exactly how long she stayed with CVS until finally accepting her retirement at 74 years of age.

Marie was a fighter and never allowed herself to be slowed by health issues. At the young age of 12, she contracted scarlet fever and was put in isolation for weeks. It was the first time Marie had ever been separated from her mother. Marie would comment that the hardest part was seeing her Mom outside the tent and not being able to touch her. In 1997, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Throughout all of her chemotherapy and radiation treatments to battle the cancer, Marie never missed even one day of work. All of this, along with fighting congestive heart failure and AFib for many years as well, she never gave up.

Marie was a simple person who found great pleasure in reading her daily newspaper, watching the news, and taking in some of her favorite TV fare, like Mother Angelica on EWTN,…the Michigan show, "Under the Radar" on PBS,…and of course, taking in a ball game featuring her favorite Boys of Summer, the Detroit Tigers. She was a private person that did not like "a lot of commotion" (as she put it), but always kept in touch with a few of her dearest friends with whom she shared friendships dating back through the years. Her mind never failed, as evidenced by her ability to recite any house address, telephone number, and names of people going back to her childhood. And though Marie never learned how to drive, she loved being driven to one of her favorite destinations, Frankenmuth,…a trip she looked forward to each and every year.

Her family states how fortunate they feel to have had her in their lives for 91 years, and how grateful they remain for her life, her love, and the incredible legacy she leaves to be embraced with each reflection shared. Marie always wanted her family to go out and enjoy their lives and to follow her example of being hard working, honest, fair, and unselfish. Marie was so very proud of her children. In her later years, her daughter Lynn recalls the day when she shared with her Mom that with her knowledge and spirit in today's world, she could have been anything she wanted to be. To that, Marie replied, "I did the thing I wanted to do the most, be a mother."

Marie was the beloved mother of Edward and Lynn Krupinski. Wife of the late Edward Krupinski. Sister of the late James Cypher and Louella Grand. She also leaves behind many lifelong friends.

Visitation for Marie will be held Friday, August 17th from 3-8 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Saturday from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church – Mother of Divine Mercy Parish in Detroit.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Humane Society of Michigan, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 ( www.michigan humane.org),...or to the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 (www.garysinisefoundation.org). Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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