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Mary O'Connell Dreffs
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1920
Death: Feb. 6, 2011

Mary (O'Connell) Dreffs, age 90, of Onaway died at home on Sunday February 6, 2011. Mary was born to Philip and Nettie (Sparka) O'Connell in Marion Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 26, 1920. Mary grew up in Onaway and graduated from Onaway High School in 1938. On June 17, 1946 she married John C. Dreffs in Gaylord at St. Mary's
Catholic Church. They made their home in Gaylord until 1954 when they moved to Allen Park. Mary worked on the assembly line at General Motors in Livonia. After she retired in 1980, Mary and John moved home to Onaway. Mary was a long time member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Onaway. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, sewing, and reading (especially history). Surviving Mary are her husband of nearly 65 years, John C. Dreffs of Onaway; son, Donald (Peggy) Dreffs of Ypsilianti; daughters, Rita (Armando) Villanueva of Allen Park and Regina (Richard) Kibat, also of Allen Park; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Also surviving are two brothers, Philip
O'Connell of Onaway and Steve (Charlotte) O'Connell of Fenton. Mary was preceded in death by six brothers, Andy, Mike, John, Frank, Sam, and Harry O'Connell and one sister, Ann Dreffs. 
 
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  John C. Dreffs (1920 - 2015)*
 
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Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Vanderbilt
Otsego County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Jim Shearer
Record added: May 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37611432
Mary <i>O'Connell</i> Dreffs
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Mary <i>O'Connell</i> Dreffs
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