Lillian Mary Sorrentino of Sterling Heights passed away peacefully on December 18, 2021.
Lillian was born in Detroit to Rose and Sante Santin. She continued her childhood in Detroit with her loving parents and grandparents. At the age of 17, she welcomed the arrival of her sister Diana.
Lillian graduated from East Commerce High School in 1945.
During WWII she was employed as a secretary at the Civil Services. For a short time after the war, she continued to work for Braun Lumber.
On September 21, 1946 she married Frank, her lifelong friend. Together they raised three children, welcomed nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Frank was the love of her life for 51 years before his passing.
As a young mother, she volunteered several years to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. She was also a proud member of the Venetian Women’s Club for 73 years.
Upon her husbands retirement, they joined the Knights of Columbus retirees and enjoyed several activities with their dearest friends.
Lillian was a courageous breast cancer survivor and through her battle, taught her family strength and resolve.
She was an avid photographer. She has left her family with many precious photo albums depicting many happy memories. She never hesitated to point out a bird, animal, tree, or even a cloud formation. Lillian appreciated ALL of Gods creations.
Lillian was patient, kind, loving, nurturing, faithful and just a joy to be around. She honored the American Flag, and was a true patriot. She was a ray of sunshine to every person whose life she touched.
Memories of her will always be cherished.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Sante and Rose, sister Diana, husband, Frank, grandson, Frank.
Beloved mother to Lynn (Joe), Michael and Nancy (Don). Devoted Nonna to Stacey (Terry), Billy (Meagan), Gabrielle “Mina” (Kevin), Heather (Christopher), Tammy (Dan), Chris, Nick (Liz), Ryan (Christina), step Nonna to Lori (Bob). Loving Great-Nonna to Brandyn, Jason, Kayla, Alyssa, Sophia, Lilly, Alexi, Luke, Devin, Emma, Jack, Paul, Frank, Vince, step-Great-Nonna to Travis, Joey, Marissa, Aaron, Austin and loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
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