Obituary of Eloisa Perez Brockman
Eloisa Perez was born on February 20, 1951 in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of five children born to Jesus and Refugio (Origel) Perez. Eloisa was a 1969 graduate of Milan High School in Milan, Michigan.
Eloisa was employed by Milan Public Schools as a bus driver for thirty-two years retiring in 2011. Her service extended to special education and vocational school students, and many times escorted students on field trips. She was quite the skilled operator earning a First Place at the School Bus Rodeo several times. Eloisa was proud to have personally driven almost all her grandchildren to school. For many years she also bartended at the American Legion and Old Shack Bar in Milan.
A devout Catholic, Eloisa had been a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Milan since its inception. In addition to attending Mass and other parish events, she taught Sunday School, regularly participated in Bible Study, and was always the first to volunteer to lead the recitation of the Rosary. Eloisa also belonged to Catholic Women’s Circle and studied to become a Third Order Carmelite. Sharing her faith was of the utmost importance to her and she ensured that each of her grandchildren received the sacraments.
Eloisa frequently completed crossword puzzles and played games on her phone and tablet. A talented crafter, she painted, crochet, and knitted. She found great joy in dancing and sharing her beautiful singing voice.
Eloisa prided herself on keeping up with current events. A news “junkie”, she often had CNN on the television in the background and tuned into Channel 7 Action News Detroit every morning, afternoon, and evening. Eloisa also enjoyed watching “Criminal Minds” and soap operas including “General Hospital”.
Eloisa Perez Brockman, age 71, of Milan, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday; October 4, 2022. Her passing was preceded by her parents.
To cherish her memory she leaves three children: Christopher Brockman, Marcela (Edward) Smith, and Matthew (Linda) Brockman; two sisters: Cecilia (Les) Hafner and Gloria Perez; two brothers: Miguel (Melinda) Perez and Daniel (Linda) Perez; ten grandchildren: Cassandra (Jeffry) Harsh, Kelsey Robinette, Salina (Anthony) Higgins, Justin Smith, Jocelyn Brockman, Samantha Brockman, Matthew Brockman, Karisa Brockman, Jesse Brockman, and Hunter Brockman; ten great grandchildren: Andrew Harsh, Audrianna Harsh, Skylar Smith, Maverick Higgins, Jackson Brockman, Mira Smith, Haisley Brockman, Ameilia Higgins, Kodah Dillion, and Novah Dillion; many nieces and nephews; a canine companion: “Taj”, a Mountain Cur; and feline friend: “Scarlett”.
Friends may gather on Monday; October 10, 2022 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with recitation of the rosary at 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. Eloisa will lie in state from 10:00am until the time of the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00am on Tuesday; October 11, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; 420 North Street, Milan, Michigan 48160. Cremation will take place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dundee at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monroe County Humane Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.
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