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“My thoughts and prayers are with yourfamily during this time of loss. May God's love bring peace to you in the knowing your loved one suffers no more...Read More »
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“"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above"..James1:17 ..One of my precious jewels is gone onto a better place with no suffering. We met...Read More »
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“We were "besties" back in the day. Mary was a neighbor, baby-sitter, and good friend. I'm so sorry to see she is gone. Blessings lady, and Rest In...Read More »
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“I am truly sorry for your loss.. Mary lived across the hall from me at the apartments next to Macomb hospital. I would help doing odds and ends and...Read More »
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“Mary was one of my 2nd mother's. She always took good care of my brothers and me and was very much a part of our family for a time. I will carry many...Read More »
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“Grandma, You always made sure we knew you loved us. Don't worry, we always will. ”
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Mary Margaret Dale, age 71 of Warren, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born October 7, 1946 in Detroit, daughter of the late Nickolas and the late Marie (nee: Brown) Hochscheidt.

Along with tending to the needs of her family and household, Mary was also part of the workforce, employed as a food service specialist within the health care field. Possessing a large portion of compassion and care, Mary was truly the right person in making sure that others were well nourished and fed to fulfillment. It's been said, "when you're eating you're happy,"…and Mary thrived on bringing happiness to a host of tummies over the years, and none so precious as her loved ones right at home.

Yes, Mary definitely knew her way around the kitchen. All she needed was a stove, an oven, and a little working space, then simply step back and watch the magic unfold. Mealtime at Mary's was always a treat, and you could always be assured that it was going to be something special. This was especially true in the month of July as Mary loved hosting her annual "Christmas in July" gala for her family and loved ones, a gathering that surely left everyone filled with food, fun, and a festive feeling. On another event-style note, gathering everyone together for the annual "Birthday Bash" was also a venue where Mary's talents and expertise in food preparation were famously exhibited. Due to the fact that many of the family's birthdates fell so close together, it simply made sense to employ a "one size fits all" party that made for a monumental memory for everyone.

When it came to the many treats that flowed from Mary's kitchen, perhaps none were more memorable and delicious than "Grandma's Cookies," and the warm & wonderful moments shared in helping Grandma in the process. Baking cookies at Grandma's house was always a treat-within-a-treat,…and produced more than just some delectable cookies to eat, but also a plethora of treasured memories for both she and they to hold on to and embrace.

For a bit more of her personal pastimes, Mary was known to be an avid reader and always found great pleasure in those sweet moments of solitude when she could curl up with a good book and get lost in its pages. It might have been something educative, or perhaps something fun and entertaining,…but whatever the genre or subject matter, Mary was simply thankful for those appointed moments of peace. As for a bit more on the "fun scale," there were those occasions when Mary headed down to the Bingo Hall for a little gaming, friendship time,…and hopefully coming away the Winner. Sharing the experience of sitting around the table and hoping that you'll be the next one to yell out that familiar & iconic phrase of victory, "BINGO,"…well, there were times when Mary found those occasions to be the "cat's meow!"

But of all that brought Mary life's greatest joys, nothing could match the bounty of love she garnered from her loved ones. Spending time in their company instilled her with a happiness that only a Mom and Grandma could possible know. Mary leaves a legacy of care and compassion that will forever be remembered by the countless lives she touched along the way, and a host of precious memories to be cherished with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Mary was the beloved mother of Kimberly (Gino) Denunzio, Karen (Gus) Muni, and the late Raymond H. Dale Jr. She was the loving grandmother of Paul, Brittany, Jessica, Joseph, Jacob, and great-grandmother of Genevieve.

Visitation for Mary will be held Wednesday, March 14th from 4-9 pm, with a funeral service at 6:00 pm, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

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