Margaret ''Abbie'' Alholm
October 24, 1908 - October 13, 2001
Margaret Abigail Abbie Alholm, 92, of 1208 Second Street, Marquette, died early Saturday morning at the Norlite Nursing Center.
A lifelong resident of Marquette, Mrs. Alholm was born on October 24, 1908 to the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Dwyer) Dunleavy. She previously worked as an administrative assistant for Michigan State University Extension Service in Marquette for approximately 15 years.
In her retirement, Abbie volunteered at Marquette General Hospital for many years and was also involved with their blood pressure screening program. She enjoyed reading, going on rides with her caregivers, listening to music and playing the piano.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard J. (Karen) Alholm of Harvey and Tom Alholm of Dripping Springs, TX; two grandchildren, Wendy (Chris) Halverson of Royal Oak and Brenna Alholm of Harvey; one sister, Dossie Dunleavy of Marquette; a brother, Fr. Thomas Parnell Dunleavy of Escanaba; also several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Harold W. Alholm on September 10, 1972; also two brothers, Lowell Percy Dunleavy and Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Dunleavy.
Abbies family wishes to warmly acknowledge all her friends, caregivers and especially the staff at Norlite Nursing Center who provided outstanding care and comfort to Abbey in her last years.
Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ray DesJardins, Jim DesJardins, Tom Dunleavy, Sr., Tom Dunleavy, Jr., Carolyn Crowley and Tony Halla.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Red Cross September 11 Disaster Relief Fund.