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Mary Rose (Barkus) Provenzo

June 18, 1927 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Mary Provenzo Obituary

Mary Rose Provenzo age 96, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2024, to be with her Lord and Savior in heaven. She was predeceased by her husband Jasper Provenzo, "baby Jay" her infant son, her parents Anthony and Domicilla Barkus, (2) brothers, and (3) Sisters.

Survived by her sister (97), Donna (Barkus) Willison and her (5) children Linda (Rodger R.) Reason Provenzo, Nick Provenzo, Lisa (James M.) Provenzo, Jim (Wanita) Provenzo, and Rosemary Roberts; (7) Grandchildren, Jeffrey and Brian (Agnieszka) Troupe, Lynsay Davis, Jeremy Provenzo, Alycia and Austin Provenzo and Dallas Roberts; (5) Great Grandchildren, Andrew and Maya Troupe, Chase and Gavin Davis, and Aria Harmon.

Mary Provenzo grew up in Fountain, Michigan on an 80-acre dairy farm. The farm later was purchased by a family member and remained in our family for many years. She then moved to Zeeland to finish school and eventually moved to Grand Rapids where she met her husband and married Jasper Provenzo and raised her family. Once retired, they moved to Ludington, Michigan where they resided many years. She took pride in being a Mother and making a warm comforting home for her family. She had a passion for gardening, cooking and baking, grilling food, canning fruits and vegetables, dancing and listening to Polkas. Mary loved the outdoors and nature, she also enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and foresting for mushrooms in the woods. However, her greatest treasure was her family. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her children and grandchildren over a home cooked meal and a conversation. Mary enjoyed the simple things in life and was not a person to complain; she always found a silver lining to any situation and held a very sweet soul.

The family is truly grateful for all the great care and compassion that Mother received from family, friends, her caregiver and "Lady Friend" Rebecca Oritz and to Faith Hospice Trillium in the Woods. 

The funeral mass to honor Mary Provenzo will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 19, 2024, located at 156 Valley Ave SW, Grand Rapids Michigan, 49504.

Burial Ceremony to follow at Rosedale Memorial Park, 50 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to Faith Hospice Trillium Woods or can be mailed directly to Faith Hospice Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, Byron Center, Michigan 49315. 

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Funeral Mass
January 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus
156 Valley Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Faith Hospice Trillium Woods
8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, Byron Center MI 49315
Tel: 1-616-235-5113


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