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Sophie Morton

MORTON, SOPHIE; of Wyandotte and Southgate. Wife of the late Charles D. Morton; loving mother of Dalene (Sam) Randazzo and Sharon (Matt Thibeau); proud Busia of Lisa (Jeff) Randazzo-Smith, Gina Randazzo, Emily Thibeau and Will Thibeau. Our mother and grandmother, Sophie, was born in Wyandotte in 1919, the daughter of Polish immigrants. As the oldest daughter, she had to rely on her own instincts and skills growing up in a new culture to her family. She was an American pioneer, marking a number of firsts for the girls of her generation in the family - the first to attend school, the first to work outside the home, the first to obtain a driver's license. She was a "Rosie the Riveter," making machine gun clips for W.W. II military use. She worked from age 13 to her retirement in her mid 60s in jobs including factory worker, cook, and custodian. Wherever she worked, she gained the respect of her employers and the friendship of her co-workers. As a young woman, she was a talented bowler, participating in two different bowling leagues simultaneously. Her true art form was the crocheted doilies that she created for friends and family members. Today, she'd be called a textile artist for her intricate, lacy patterns that she created using only her imagination and a ball of string. She raised her daughters and grandchildren to honor work and value education. She took care of us and loved us with her whole heart. She shared her strong faith in God with us. We will miss her terribly, but will keep her memory and her lessons in our hearts forever. Funeral Services were held Thursday at Czopek Funeral Directors (734) 285-9000. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Czopek Funeral Directors
2157 Oak Street Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 285-9000
Published in Heritage Newspapers on Apr. 3, 2011
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