Mary Ann Barill, of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018 with her family at her side. She was born April 14, 1927 in Osage, West Virginia, the daughter of John & Antionette (Barberio) Scotchell.

Mary grew up in Star City, WV, the youngest of 7 children. She was an avid Tigers and Red Wings fan. Mary loved St. Mary Church and loved to play bingo. She had many friends at the Pines, and her friends and her grandchildren were the focus of her life.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo (Joe) Sinelli of Brighton; a son, Samuel (Dawn) Barill of Mars, PA; a sister, Jeanette Marra of Star City, WV; 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Tony (Erica), Lauren, Randi; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Barill; and 5 of her siblings, Russell, Joseph, Frank, Louis, and Antonio.

A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, June 25, 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.  A private burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 3-7 pm, and at the church Monday from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea, 14200 E Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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#3 Robin Radcliff 2018-06-26 16:00
Mary Jo, I am so sorry to have just learned of your dear mother's passing. You and your family are in my heart and prayers for comfort and peace.
#2 Janice Hueske 2018-06-24 22:15
Sam, it sure has been a heck of a week for both of us. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you comfort during this difficult time.
#1 The Lynch Family 2018-06-23 11:00
We are so sad to hear of Mary Ann's passing. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and grandmother to our dear friends, the Sinellis. We remember her beautiful smile, pride and spirit at her grandson, Andrew's hockey games. Sending love and prayers to her family now, and in the difficult days ahead.

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