Ayotte, Theresa J., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at St. Francis Home. Age 89 years. Daughter of the late Martin and Mary Smigiel, Theresa was born October 7, 1923 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Lawrence V. Ayotte on August 16, 1947. He predeceased her September 19, 2006. Theresa was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Carol and George Kelch, Saginaw; Kathy and Brian Ray, Saginaw; Ed and Jeri Ayotte, St. Charles; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph and Bernice Smigiel; many nieces and nephews. Theresa was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers, Clara Slominski, Rev. Fr. Edgar Smigiel, Leo Smigiel, Stanley Smigiel and Floyd Smigiel. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St., Saginaw, Michigan. Private entombment will take place in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net