Sunday, June 21, 2009

Margaret "Elaine" Fabiano My Mom

I am so grateful that we prayed together and the Lord gave me the opportunity to ask if Jesus was her Lord and Savior. And she confessed when I asked that "Jesus IS my Lord and Savior" and she then said, "I don't what I would do without Him" (Romans 10:10).

The next day she went home, to the Lord, her husband(my dad)and loved ones.

So the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, And everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 51:11

And..Revelation 21:4, Revelation 7:17 , I Corinthians 15:26

Mom we will see each other and until that day, you will always be in my heart, your loving daughter, Joanie

Margaret Elaine Fabiano Lansing Age 92, went home to her Lord and Savior June 17, 2009. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. Elaine was born in Charlotte, MI on July 9, 1916 to the late John and Helen Schooley. She was preceded in death in 1963 by her husband Victor Fabiano.

She is survived by her sister Pat Gray "Aunt Pat"; her six children, Victor Jr., Karen (Joe) Charlie, Steve, Joan, Jeff and Joe (Carol); her 12 grandchildren Jon, Ashli, Lisa (Rick), Victor (Amy), Joe, Angel (Loren), Alicia (Ken), Sam, Joey, Matthew, Abby and Jacob (Tracey); and her 11 great-grandchildren.

Elaine was a woman of remarkable strength, raising four of her six children alone after her husband of 25 years passed away; and as a result, transitioned from a homemaker to a career woman. Elaine's passions were evident in her daily activites. She was an amazing cook and had an endless love for animals. As an avid sports fan, she devotedly followed her beloved Detroit Tigers, even listening to the game in her last hours.

Elaine gave generously to many charities, was a pioneer of organic and whole foods, and was a continuous reader and loved learning new things, one being her recently purchased laptop computer. She was a devoted and loving Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, playing an active and important role in each of their lives.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Monday, June 22 at 10:00am. A luncheon, in Elaine's honor, will immediately follow in the Parish Hall until 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in her honor, to your favorite charity. To sign online guest book


Margery said...

Joan, we extend to you our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom. She sounds like a grand lady, and we know you'll miss her. What a blessing to have the assurance that she is with the Lord. May you know the Lord's peace and comfort in a tangible way in the days ahead.

Paul and Margery
"Here4Now" said...

We're praying for you, Joan!


Anonymous said...

God Bless

Jack McHugh said...

My condolences to Joannie and the entire family.

RIP, Margaret.

Kevin Rex Heine said...


I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. (Though clearly her gain.)

apackof2 said...

Thank you to everyone who expressed their condolances and extended their prayers to myself and my family