of Grass Lake, formerly of Madison Heights & Chelsea, age 98, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her home. She was born August 15, 1912 in Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Gilbert and Blanche (Bates) Shea.
Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea and was a former member of the Altar Society at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Hazel Park. She was an avid reader, a lifelong collector of bells, and took great pride in her sewing. On July 27, 1935 she married Harvey Jay Cook at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Hazel Park, MI. Harvey preceded her in death on June 10, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Robert (Peggy) Cook of London, Ontario and Raymond (Marilyn) Cook of Sterling Heights; three daughters, Jeanette Flis of Livonia, Marilyn (Tom) Bouman of Brighton and Mary Ellen (Gary) Katz of Grass Lake; three sisters, Genevieve Shea, SLW of Arlington Heights, IL, Kathleen Wiegand of Clinton Township and Evelyn Lewis of Seattle, WA; 11 grandchildren, Michael (Pam) Flis, Joseph Flis, Daniel (Laura) Flis, Gregory (Joseph) Flis, Jeffrey (Andria) Cook, Christine (Matt) Campbell, John (Patty) Cook, Kerri (Daniel) Mendez, John (Kirstin) Nickel, Jessica Katz and Jayna Katz; 13 great-grandchildren, David, Stephen and Matthew Flis, Abigail and Thomas Flis, Michael Cook, Nicholas Campbell, Juan and Elisa Mendez, Daniel and Jeremy Greco, Jack and Connor Nickel; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Harvey, Mary was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara and Gail Cook; son-in-law Edward Flis; granddaughter Suzanne Flis; sister Louise Herman; and three brothers, Jack, William and Gilbert Shea. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 29, 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Wednesday from 6-8 pm and Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Parish, Indian Reservation School, c/o Sr. Elaine Tworek, PO Box 222, Lower Brule, SD 57548, phone 605-473-5459.