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Joan Tenuta

June 7, 1957 December 2, 2018
Joan Tenuta
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Obituary for Joan Tenuta

Joan Tenuta, age 61 of Auburn Hills, passed away December 2, 2018. Loving wife of Mike for 37 years; beloved momma of Nicole (Don) Graber and Michele (Jimmy) Patterson; adored grandmother of Melanie and Isabella Graber; cherished sister of Jean (Gerald) Jenks, Claudette (Danny) Craig, Donita (Bill) Laessle, Debbie (Scot) Bower, Claude Jr., the late Jimmy (Patty) Calhoun, Seth (Amy) Calhoun, Tiney (Scott) Ferguson, and Billy (Sarah Gonzalez) Calhoun. Joan is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Joan was an active member of Living Word Lutheran Church for 25 years. She loved serving the Lord and sharing her faith through the way she lived her life. Joan enjoyed entertaining friends and family at gatherings and cookouts throughout the year. She lived for loving her family – being a wife, momma, gram, sister, and aunt meant the world to her. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and proudly watching them at their dance performances. Joan and her husband, Mike, enjoyed vacationing together to anywhere that was warm. She loved Motown music, watching Hallmark Christmas movies, shopping and spending time with her family. Her beautiful smile, amazing sense of humor and heart-warming laugh will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to love her. "

Funeral Service, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:00 AM at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 2975 Dutton Road, Rochester Hills. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-8 the Modetz Funeral Home Silverbell Chapel, 100 East Silverbell Road, Orion.

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3:00 PM 12/7/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Modetz Funeral Home Silverbell Chapel

100 East Silverbell Road
Orion, MI 48360

Modetz Funeral Home Silverbell Chapel
100 East Silverbell Road Orion 48360 MI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Crown of Life Lutheran Church

2975 Dutton Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Instate begins at 10:30 AM

Crown of Life Lutheran Church
2975 Dutton Rd. Rochester Hills 48306 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Cremation will take place Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc.

1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

American Heart Association - Grand Rapids

3940 Peninsular Dr. SE, Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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