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Serafina M. Lewis

October 12, 1922 November 23, 2019
Serafina M. Lewis
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Serafina M. Lewis, age 97, passed away November 23, 2019. She was born October 12, 1922, in Pont Canavese, Italy, daughter of the late Battista and Giustina Coppo. Serafina's father came to the U.S. and was working in the upper peninsula of Michigan. In 1931 he was able to save enough money to have Serafina, her mother and brother arrive at Ellis Island by the USS Augustus which shipped out of Genoa. Serafina worked as a beautician and at Burroughs where she was a "Rosie the Riveter". In 1945, she met Frank Lewis at a dance at the Grande Ballroom. He had just recently been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. They married in 1947 in Detroit and their marriage spanned over six decades and was blessed with five children. She enjoyed bowling in her church league with St. Gerard Parish, was a member of the Colonial Acres Phase 5 women's club, and the Tuesday morning golf league. Serafina also enjoyed puzzles, word searches, pinnacle, bingo and the occasional trip to the casino. She is survived by her loving children: Christine Colegrove, Frank "Jim" Lewis, Carol Walsh, Dennis (Vicki) Lewis and Marie Gleeton. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Dolly Dacey. Serafina was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her brother, Natale, her sister-in-law, Leona Coppo and her son-in-law, Doug Colegrove. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29 from 3:00PM-8:00PM with Rosary at 7:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 30 at 11:00AM with final visitation beginning at 10:30AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church , 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.phillipsfuneral.com


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Visitation

Friday

29

Nov

3:00 PM 11/29/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Rosary at 7:00PM

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Visitation2

Saturday

30

Nov

10:30 AM 11/30/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Saturday

30

Nov

11:00 AM 11/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17,
Chicago, IL 60601
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