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Anne  Frey

Anne Frey

July 24th, 1939 - March 15th, 2023

Anne's Obituary

Anne Elizabeth Frey, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. She was born on July 24, 1939 to Orville and Aurelia (Wayner) Frey in Chicago, Illinois.

A visitation for Anne will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at The Starks and Menchinger Chapel (2650 Niles Rd.) with a Rosary to be recited at 5:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at St. Bernard Catholic Church (555 E. Delaware Ave. Benton Harbor, MI 49022.) Burial will take place following the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet, Michigan. For a more lasting memory, donations in Anne’s name can be made out to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) or Twin City Catholic Area School Fund. Feel free to share a memory with the family at www.starksfamilyfh.com

Anne grew up in Oak Park, Illinois and eventually ended up going to high school in Adrian, MI. During her time in Adrian her calling to become an Adrian Dominican Nun came to fruition. As a nun, Anne (Sister Marita) was able to do the thing she loved the most, which was educating children! Her passion for teaching was shared at many Catholic Schools around the state of Michigan. Though her time as a nun came to an end, her passion for teaching continued on. She worked for another 30 years as a dedicated Montessori teacher in the Benton Harbor Public Schools until her retirement

Anne is survived by her sisters, Mary (Leo) Momany, Barbara (Edward) Schmitt; nephews, Brenden (Kate) O’Leary, Brian (Katie) Schmitt, R. Matthew Schmitt, Mark (Lauren) Schmitt; eight grand nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tom (Barb) Strzyzykowski, and Jean Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her loving parents.

Memorial Contributions

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Twin City Catholic Area School Fund

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Additional Visitation Information

Rosary Service to be recited at 5:30 pm Monday, March 20, 2023.