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Maria "Nena" Ramirez

Maria "Nena" Ramirez Owosso Maria "Nena" Ramirez of Owosso formerly of Grand Ledge passed away surrounded by family February 23, 2013 after a long illness. Maria was born July 20, 1959 in Alma, Michigan to Manuel and Amelia (Valladares) Ramirez. She was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School Class of 1977 and retired from GM in 2002 as an executive secretary. Maria's faith and devotion to her church were very important to her. Consequently, she taught religious education through the Diocese of Lansing for 27 years. She also served in a folk music group, choir and funeral choir through her local parish. Maria is survived by her daughter, Amy; mother, Amelia Ramirez; brothers, Nicolas (Joan) and Carlos Ramirez; nieces, Kim Ingles, Carmen Ramirez, and Christina Ramirez and nephew Gabriel Ramirez. She was preceded in death by her dad, Manuel S. Ramirez August 20, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Fr. James Eisele, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:00 AM at the St. Michael Catholic Church, Grand Ledge. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4:00 PM and 6-8:00 PM with a vigil service at 7:30 PM at the Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. In honor of Maria, the family has requested that friends and family take time to help someone in need and pay it forward through kind words, good humor, and a compassionate heart. Online condolences and memories at www.holihanatkin.com.


Published in Lansing State Journal from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3, 2013
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