Obituary of Mary Christina Fry
Mary Christina Fry was born on March 12, 1966, at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. She was one of ten children born to the union of Robert and Marcella (Clifton) Fry. She attended Lake High School and the Penta Career Center where she proudly earned a 4.0 Grade Point Average. She was an excellent typist and excelled at mathematics.
Mary worked for several years as a waitress at Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant and most recently as a caregiver. She enjoyed camping with her siblings at Catawba Island in Ohio and fishing on Lake Erie for anything that was biting that day. She loved old western movies, especially the ones that featured Clint Eastwood. She also loved roller skating at The Fun Spot indoor roller-skating rink in Oregon, Ohio. Taking care of her children was the number one priority in Mary’s life leaving her very little spare time to enjoy herself, but this was something she was not willing to change.
Mary Christina Fry, age 57 of Monroe, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday; August 25, 2023. Her passing was preceded by her parents: Robert and Marcella Fry; three brothers: Ronald Fry in infancy, Robert Fry and his wife Carol Fry, and Micheal Fry.
To cherish Mary’s memory, she leaves a daughter: Dennissa Kember of Monroe; three sons: Kyle (April) Purkey and Tyler (Kerri) Purkey both of Ohio, and Joshua Kember (fiancé Katelyn Marks) of Monroe; a grandson: Victor Purkey; four sisters: Brenda (Joe) Hissa, Scherrie (Dave) Godashian, Marcia (Tim) Bugaj, and Sue Fry-Billingsley; and two brothers: Steve Fry and Rick (Brenda)Fry.
Friends may gather from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Thursday; August 31, 2023, at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will follow at Merkle’s at 1:00pm. Cremation will follow through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
For those desiring, memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with arrangements. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.