Sunday, August 10, 2014

Assumption Grotto Mourns the Loss of Pam Manteuffel

It is with shock and sadness that I bring the news to fellow Grotto parishioners that Pam Manteuffel passed away overnight, yesterday.  She had not been feeling well for many months and was taken to the hospital last week only to learn she had lymphoma.  She was too weak for the biopsy, then passed away rather unexpectedly at 2 a.m. Saturday, before anything else could be done.

Pam was a fixture at the convent, always helping the sisters and Opus Angelorum. She was also known for her pro-life work, and was a familiar face in the chapel and in the parish Church during Adoration, Mass, and other devotions.

Update: From the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home website (source link)

Pamela L. Manteuffel, age 70 of Harrison Township, passed away early Saturday morning at Henry Ford - Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township. She was born August 10, 1943 to Florian and Helen (Gugala) Manteuffel in Detroit, Michigan. Pamela was a graduate of the University of Detroit, and was a member of Assumption Grotto Catholic Church. She was a teacher at St. David Catholic School and Denby High School, and retired in 2009 as a medical technologist from William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Pamela did volunteer work for Sisters of the Holy Cross, and enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling. She is survived by her mother, Helen of Harrison Township; siblings, Max (Cynthia) Manteuffel of Florida, Michael (Fidez) Manteuffel of California, Linda (Ed) Allen of Shelby Township, Gregory Manteuffel of California, Laurence (Mary) Manteuffel of Washington Township, Mark (Teri) Manteuffel of Chesterfield, Maria Wilcox of Harrison Township, Ronald (Kit) Manteuffel of Chesterfield, and Andrea Jantz of Harrison Township, and 13 nieces and nephews. Pamela was predeceased by her father, Florian in 1994. Visiting hours are 3 - 9 p.m. (with an 8:00 p.m. Rosary), Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot, Mount Clemens. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. (in state 9:30) Wednesday at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church, 13770 Gratiot, Detroit with Father Eduard Perrone officiating. Burial will follow at Assumption Grotto Cemetery. Share memories at

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that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, 
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,
 I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; 
to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, 
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