Pauline Lillian Shaw of Manchester, Michigan, age 97, died Monday, August 7, 2023, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born September 8, 1925, in Westford, Massachusetts, the daughter of William and Eva Mary (Goslin) Socorelis.
Pauline earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. She remained an avid Hawkeye fan. During wartime she worked many jobs to pay for her education. Later, she displayed her creativity and skill in sewing custom clothing and in home decorating. One great talent was in giftwrapping. Begun at a gift shop, her talent was wonderfully expressed as her family received beautifully crafted holiday presents. She spent many years in bookstore management at Oakland Community College where she enjoyed working with students, staff and faculty, especially those interested in art. Pauline continued to enjoy drawing and painting, most often in oils and water color, throughout her life. She also delighted in flower gardening, many types of music, and reading mysteries, crime novels, literary fiction, and memoirs. Her family, neighbors, and all those she encountered will remember her as a truly kind, generous and vibrant person.
Micheal T. Lucas, Age 71, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2023, at his home. He was born February 20, 1952, in Saint Simons, Georgia, the son of Albert Lawrence Lucas and Nora Irene (Larock) Lucas.
Michael was General Manager of Manchester Machine for 30 years where he was highly sought out for his specialized precision work of commercial machines. He was often referred to as MacGyver by many because of his ability to repair and refurbish equipment better than it was from the factory. Mike had a tremendous sense of humor and always loved a good laugh He was loved by many. At the end, Michael reached out to those most important to him so he could say goodbye.