Michelle Raphael Alvord
Michelle Raphael Alvord passed away on April 7, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Maribeth Haller.
Michelle is survived by her husband, Barry Alvord, and by her seven children, Beth, Phil, Mary Grace, Martin, John, Stephen, and Maria. She also leaves behind, her father, Russell Haller, her sister, Reneé Schondel (Bill), and her brother, Matthew (MaryAnn).
Michelle was a woman of God who lived the ordinary circumstances and events of her life with love, faith, and simplicity. She loved her husband of twenty- six years; together, they raised their children to live and do God's will. Michelle was a steadfast friend whose smile and detailed service brought cheer to many.
Her witness of humility and abandonment to God touched many lives--not only in her time of sickness--but also throughout her entire life.
Calling hours will be Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dunn and Quigley Funeral Home, 811 Grant Street, Akron, OH 44311. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Akron. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary Church, 750 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311, or to the Hospice of VNS Justin T. Rogers Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road Akron, OH 44333.