Anna J. Greenleaf, 80, of 810 Clark Street, Marquette, died Saturday afternoon at her home.
Mrs. Greenleaf was born on April 28, 1921 in Marquette to the late Joseph and Rose (Kamora) Zeish and was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of the former Bishop Baraga High School.
During her working years, Anna held several secretarial positions, among them the Menze Construction Company as well as the Government and Railroad Federal Employees Credit Union, which she retired from in 1992.
Anna was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and was the last living, founding board member of the original Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation. Over the years she was very supportive of all hockey programs and all levels of baseball within the Marquette area.
Surviving are two sons, Michael J. Greenleaf and his fianc, Lori Dunscombe of Lansing, MI and Thomas P. Greenleaf of Sand River; two grandchildren, Megan and Aaron Greenleaf; one sister, Agnes Snelling of Carson City, NV; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Michael Greenleaf on December 7, 1977; one brother, Joseph Zeish; also four sisters, Marguerite Winters, Mary Smith, Elizabeth McDonnell, and Helen Peterson.
Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. where a parish prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Greenleaf, Bill Mankee, Brian Mankee, Ed Mankee, Bruce Olson and Gary Starrett.
"Ann was a very sweet person. I remember when I played hockey at the palestra, and if I was hungry, I could always run across the street and get a sandwich. Ann was like a mother to me and I'm sure a few others could say the same thing. Ann and my mom had many many hours in the junior hockey program. if it wern't for her and a few others, there probally would'nt be a junior hockey program.Ann was well liked by so many people, she's going to be missed.I loved you Ann, and you never will be forgotten by me."
"Dear Mike,Tom & family, We have many fond memories of your mom from the palestra days. our prayers are with you."
"Tom, Mike, Aaron, Megan and families...I'm sorry I couldn't make it home for the services, but I want you all to know that you've been in my thoughts and in my prayers. When I think about Aunt Ann, I have very happy memories of her kindness and great sense of family - all the times everyone got together when we were growing up ... at Grandma's, the house on 3rd Street, and later at her home on Clark Street. I know losing a loved one is not easy, but her spirit lives on. She was such a special woman and she left a treasure chest full of wonderful memories. God Bless You All. Love, Joe"
"My condolences to the family! I had met "Aunt Ann" several times at Christmas through introductions by Daniel McDonnell and Ellen McDonnell. Ellen and I spent a couple hours at her house one Christmas season and Ann told Ellen stories about her mother that she never knew. A very nice lady who will surely be missed by many! Take Care, Dave"
"To Michael and Tommy I want to express my deep condolences on your personal loss. I wish I could be there to be with the rest family but I can't. But my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Auntie Anna will be greatly missed."
"Tommy, Mike, Aaron, and Megan - It's so hard to lose someone who means so much to you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time; I just wish I could be home to let you know in person. I have so many memories of family times as we were growing up and all the visiting we used to do - especially during the holidays. A very special memory that I have is from a couple of years ago when Dave and I went and visited with Aunt Ann over Christmas. She seemed happy to have our company and shared many memories of my mom with me, answering questions that very few, if any, people probably could anymore. I will miss her too. I know Aunt Ann thought the world of her family. Take Care and God Bless ! Ellen Sue"
"Our sympathy goes to Ann's family and friends. So many many times she wrote those numbers so perfectly in our little credit union book."