2018-05-19 / Obituaries

Margaret Lentini


Margaret Lentini Margaret Lentini Margaret Lentini passed away April 20, 2018, in Cheboygan, where she and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Lentini, raised their six children. She was 95.

She was born October 5, 1922, in Detroit to Dominic and Elvira (nee Forno) Anthony. She attended Girls Catholic Central and studied art at Cass Technological School.

She and Nicholas Lentini were married in 1942, and he went on to serve during World War II in the 6th Armored Division as a medic. Dr. Lentini would precede her in death in 2010.

Mrs. Lentini was a loved greatgrandmother, grandmother, and mother. She used her artistic skills in many ways and was most proud of the Washington Park historic mural in Cheboygan. She had an avid interest in history and aided Ellis Olson in the discovery of an old millstone, which pinpointed the location of the area’s first sawmill, which has since been preserved as Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. She also volunteered for several summers with the archeology program at Colonial Michilimackinac.

Mrs. Lentini was a founding member of the Jack-Pine Saddle Club, a leader of Trails End 4-H horseback riding club for children, and usually had several horses entered in the Cheboygan County Fair. She enjoyed deer and bird hunting and fishing with her family and would often drive the boat when the family water-skied on Mullett Lake.

She is survived by five of her children and their families, Kathryn and Tom Rautio, Larry Lentini, Jerome Lentini, Valerie and Phil Porter, and Wayne Lentini, 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

The Lentinis’ eldest son, Richard, passed away in 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church in Cheboygan Friday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. with Father James Gardiner officiating. It was preceded at 9 a.m. by Rosary prayer and visitation with the family.

Memorial contribution may be directed to the barrier-free project at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church.

Arrangements were handled by Nordman-Christian Funeral Home in Cheboygan.

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