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Louise E. Riedy, 97, of Bellaire, passed away on April 13, 2017 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility. Louise was born on Jan. 19, 1920 in North Adams, the daughter of Parker and Gladys (Ferguson) Shepard.
Louise was a longtime member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire and was active in the Antrim County Commission on Aging.
In earlier years she was employed by General Motors, the United States Department of Defense and the Catholic Social Services in Lansing, which was the Catholic Adoption Agency.
On May 1, 1947 in Detroit, she married Raymond Riedy, who preceded her in death in 1988. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Wendell Shepard; and her parents.
She is survived by a son, Mark (Lynne) Riedy, of Bellaire; and two grandsons, Brad (Claudia) Riedy, of Thompsonville, and Brian (Alyssa) Riedy, of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire. Fr. Chet Collins will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Antrim County Commission on Aging or St. Luke Catholic Church.
Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on April 15, 2017
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