Mary Terrasi
1956 - 2019
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Mary Sue Terrasi, age 62, of Monroe, went to be with her heavenly Father Thursday morning in her home. She had been bravely battling cancer for the past four years.
Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Bacarella Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Fr. Philip Ching. Following the funeral Mass, Mary Sue will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery near her son, Gregory James, who died in January of this year.
Born on August 20, 1956, in Wyandotte, MI, Mary Sue was the daughter of Edward and Patricia (Schulte) Cook. She was a 1974 graduate of St. Mary Academy and was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Lutheran Home for several years. She married William Terrasi on October 17, 1986, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton.
Mary Sue had an unwavering faith in God and was always serving others. She devoted herself to several prayer groups and organizations. After her nursing career, she volunteered for adult day care through Frenchtown Senior Citizens and home care programs. As an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at St. Michael Church, she brought Holy Communion to many in-home individuals and nursing home residents. Mary Sue also volunteered for Heartbeat of Monroe and was a Right to Life activist against abortion.
Mary Sue was multi-talented and enjoyed a variety of hobbies. She was creative with a keen eye for design both in and outside of the home. As a seamstress, she proudly made many homemade decorations herself. She enjoyed flower gardening, landscaping, cooking - for which she was very well known - sewing, crocheting and playing her music. She was gifted with a beautiful voice that she shared at church, in her community, and especially with her daughters. She also enjoyed power walking at an inhuman pace. She cherished her role as a grandmother, especially when at their lake house. She also enjoyed being a God-mother as well as a charitable sponsor to third world children.
Mary Sue is survived by her husband, Bill Terrasi of Monroe; three children, Rebecca (Lev) Gartman of New Jersey, Amy Terrasi of Monroe, and Elizabeth (Gabriel) Giarmo of Carleton; her parents, Ed and Pat Cook of Carleton; six siblings, Joseph (Rebecca) Cook of Grass Lake, MI, Anthony (Helena) Cook of Arizona, Christopher (Patricia) Cook of Ida, Catherine (Michael) Garner of Missouri, Barbara (Brian) Stein of Carleton, and Theresa (Bart) Fisher of Indiana; three grandchildren, Jacob James, Jordan James, and Sophia Giarmo. Mary Sue and Bill are also expecting two new grandchildren in the next two months.
Memorial donations are suggested to Unbound Ministry (www.unbound.org) a non-profit organization that supports families and children in third world countries, Right to Life of Michigan, or to the family for a foundation that will be established pursuant to Mary Sue's Christian acts of charity.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.

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Published in Monroe News on May 18, 2019.
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May 28, 2019
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May 27, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Terrasi family. We are terribly sorry to hear of your loss.
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Mohan Deora
May 21, 2019
I am so terribly saddened to hear this. Mary Sue was a true angel on earth and incredibly beautiful and gifted with a beautiful personality to match. Her legacy of kindness and goodness will never be forgotten. The choirs of angels will be much sweeter now with her beautiful voice. Deepest sympathies to all her loved ones as I keep you in my prayers,
Marcia Close
May 20, 2019
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May 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Terrasi and Cook family. May God grant you peace in this difficult time.
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Jerry and Charlotte Woelmer
May 20, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this impossible time, we are so sorry for your loss. What a legacy she leaves.
Dennis and Joni Tibai
May 20, 2019
I was so sorry to read this. Prayers to the Cook and Terrasi families.

Hughana Wilkie Skiles
May 20, 2019
Blessings to both the Cook and Terrasi families ^
I apologize I am not in town this week to support you >
I know your faith & family will help you during this challenging time !
Ralph Mahalak
May 19, 2019
Rest In Heaven, Beautiful Lady
barbara ellison
May 19, 2019
Lovely lady, you will be missed. I remember when you offered to go to our daughter, Vickie's and help her when she was dying.Sandy and Vic Masserant
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May 18, 2019
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May 18, 2019
Our deepest sympathy for Mary Sue's family. RIP Sweet Lady.
Debora Terrasi Augusta
May 18, 2019
LouAnn Harmon
May 18, 2019
So sorry to hear about Mary Sue, Sorry I cannot be there I am out of town Hugs to all LouAnn
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May 18, 2019
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