Vlasic, Marica F. “Mary”, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mama, baka and teta received her eternal reward on October 12, 2014. Age 79 years. Daughter of the late Antun and Bara (Pentek) Francekovic, Marica was born January 16, 1935 in Croatia. She was married to Vinko Vlasic on February 10, 1955 and followed him to the U.S. in January 1964, living in Milford and settling in Saginaw in 1967. He predeceased her in 1978. She worked at Rainbo Bread Co. until it closed. Afterwards she was a housekeeper and treated her clients as family. Marcia was a very generous and kind person. She worked hard her entire life. Her true joy came from her family and friends. Marica enjoyed flowers, gardening and baking. Everyone always felt welcome at her home. She was a devote Catholic and a member of St. John Paul II Parish. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Anica “Anne” (David) Schultz and grandchildren Jeremiah, Victoria (fiancé, Jan Mursak) and David Jr.; also a much loved niece who was her second daughter, Marija “Maca” Durakovic and her husband Joseph and their sons, Anthony (Kaori) and Jacob (Samantha) along with their daughters; two sisters and several nieces and nephews in Croatia. Marica was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Paul II Parish, St. Josaphat site, 469 Shattuck Road. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate with private burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. John Paul II Parish on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and St John Paul II Rosary Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or charity of your choice. www.snowfuneralhome.net