Marie Linehan

ADRIAN-Marie Linehan, 94 years old, died September 11, 2018, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor.


Marie was born January 12, 1924, in Dartford, Kent, England to Florence Mary and William Summers.  Marie graduated from Dartford West Central High School and she attended Bromley School of Art, Craft and Design.  On March 29, 1945, she was married at St. Anslem’s Catholic Church in Dartford to Master Sgt. Paul G. Linehan, Signal Corps, U.S.  Army and in 1946 she joined him to make their home in Adrian.  In 1955, she became a United States citizen.  Marie attended St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish from 1946, was a member and Past President of the Altar Society and a longtime choir member.  For many years, Marie and husband, Paul, raised and raced Standardbred horses, including two State Champions.  She was affiliated with her husband in the Michigan Standardbred Auction Co.  In earlier years, she was employed by Maurice’s Ladies Apparel in downtown Adrian.  Along with her church work, she was a 35-year member of the Bixby Hospital Auxiliary and a founding member of the “Globe Trotters Club”, a group of foreign-born wives of American Servicemen.  Besides horse racing, her hobbies were gardening and photography.


Marie is survived by two daughters, Colleen (Charles) Donaldson of Toledo, Ohio and Sheila Linehan of Danville, California; three grandsons, Brian Donaldson, Shaun Donaldson, and Dylan Shariatpanahy; one great grandson Shaun Hunter Donaldson; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, Paul, of 56 years, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Suzanne and Catherine; her parents; and a sister, Catherine “Kit” Rudman; and a son-in-law, Nasser Shariatpanahy. 


Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish presided by Fr. Tim McIntire, O.S.F.S. Private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. 


You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish or to Hospice of Lenawee.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.