Cardinal, Marcella L.,
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 94 years. Daughter of the late Alpha and Rosemary (McLean) Martin, Marcella was born December 10, 1918 in Alabaster, Michigan. She was married to Francis O. Cardinal on September 6, 1947. He predeceased her January 18, 2000. Marcella was employed as a cosmetologist at Jeans Beauty Shop. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, V.F.W Post # 1859 Auxiliary, American Legion Post #439 Auxiliary.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Ann and Tim Schroeder, Hemlock; two grandsons, Tim E. ( Marsha Gasta) Schroeder II , Merrill; Steven M. Schroeder, Traverse City; great-grandchildren, Meghan, David (Lisa and her four children), Dustin (Janelle) and Dylan; one sister, Alice White, Florida; many nieces and nephews; and many good neighbors. Marcella was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Mary Bergeron, Dorothy Green, John Martin, Richard Martin, Joe Martin and Dennis Martin and a dear friend, Verna Ruppel. A special thank you to Covenant Healthcare and The Cartwright Hospice Residence Staff for the love and support they had given.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. William Taylor will officiate with entombment in Roselawn Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephens Church and School or the Saginaw Humane Society.