Obituary posted by : Emily Johnson , Granddaughter
Beulah “Bea” Cecile Ross-Pulk-Donatti, age 84, longtime resident of Wayne, Michigan passed away on April 11, 2010 at home in Wayne surrounded by family and friends.
Bea was born June 14, 1925, in St. Jacques in northern Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Cecile (Groleau) Ross, and was raised in Gladstone, Michigan.
She married Alexander D. Pulk and he preceded her in death on November 26, 1977, Bea remarried Daniel R. Donatti and he also preceded her in death on September 1, 1988. In addition, her brothers, William Ross, Robert Ross, infant brother Willard and sister Jane Quinn, preceded her in death.
Bea was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. She enjoyed dancing, BINGO, crochet/knitting, gardening, and bird watching. Bea was also an avid walker.
Survivors include her long time dearest friend James Donnelly of Dearborn; her eight children, Alexander (Sandra) Pulk of Canton, Gwenn (Thomas) Misukaitis of Wayne, Errol (Ann) Pulk of Westland, Richard Pulk (Pamela) of Brownstown, Christie (Ahmet) Zeren of Dearborn, Gene (Julie) Pulk of Port Orchard, WA, Harold (Carole) Pulk of Livonia, and Helen (Patrick) Porter of Howell; siblings Louise Anderson of Grass Lake, Audrey Reese of Rockford, IL, Elaine (Kenneth) DeMars of Rockton, IL, Emily (Milton) Wengert of Rockford, IL, Harold (Jean) Ross of Bark River, James (Stephanie) Ross of Dexter, and Madelyn (Ron) Trekas of Gladstone; also her stepchildren Kathryn “Kay” Monahan of Alta Loma, CA and Joseph “Tim” (Marcia) Donatti of Howell; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would also like to thank, the caring staff at Angela Hospice.
The family of Bea Donatti will receive family and friends on Thursday, April 15, 2010 for a memorial service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne, with Fr. David officiating. Viewing of pictures will be at 10:00am, Rosary at 10:30am followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00am. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will follow.
A private burial will be held at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Flowers and donations will be accepted at: 34540 Sims St., Wayne, MI 48184.