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Marilu (D'Angela) Reed


1955 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Marilu (D'Angela) Reed Obituary
Born June 21, 1955 in Detroit, MI to Onorio and Enardina D'Angela, passed away on Aug. 6, 2018 in Midland, MI following a brief illness. Marilu is survived by he husband, Dan Reed, sister Fran D'Angela, daughter Daniella (Reed) Clayton and husband Brian Clayton, son Jesse Reed and wife Brandie (Knoll) Reed, three grandsons, Brogan Reed, Cael Clayton and Caden Clayton. She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister. Marilu passed quietly surrounded by her loving family.
Marilu married Dan on Oct. 6, 1979 in Colorado Springs, CO and later moved to Iowa. In 1990 she earned her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She had several different jobs while living in Gladwin and Clare Counties but her greatest love and accomplishments were raising her two children, being a grandparent and producing fine art. Marilu resided in Clare County for the past 17 years on a small hobby farm with her husband and many pets that she loved dearly.
Marilu is remembered by her family and friends as being loving, caring, non-judgmental toward everyone she met, a beaming smile, an infectious laugh, a protector of mother earth and a true free spirit. She was very proud of her Italian heritage, being a first-generation Italian in the United States and was a self-proclaimed hippy.
Honoring her wishes, cremation was handled by Hyatt Ewald Funeral Home in Bay City, MI. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Shelterhouse: Care of Victims Pets, 3115 Isabella, Midland, MI 48640, shelterhousemidland.org. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 3156 E. Monroe Rd., Midland, MI 48642. Luncheon following the service. A celebration of Marilu's life is being planned for next summer.
Published in Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion on Sept. 5, 2018
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