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Charlene A. (Richard) Supina

July 9, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

N. GROSSE POINTE SHORES - Charlene A. Supina, 63, a resident of N. Grosse Pointe Shores, passed away early Saturday morning, July 7, 2012, at Portage Health, following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Henry Ford's birthday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Freeman) Bain. Charlene was raised in Waterford, Mich., and graduated from Waterford-Kettering High School with the Class of 1966.

Charlene had worked various jobs in the Detroit area and while working for Johnson & Anderson, Inc., she met her future husband, Richard Supina. The couple were united in marriage in August 1973. Since that time they had resided in Houghton/Hancock and for the past four years made their home in North Grosse Pointe Shores.

Mrs. Supina was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock.

Locally, she was employed with several law firms and was a court reporter until her illness would not allow her to work any longer.

Charlene enjoyed cross-stitching, knitting, antiquing, traveling and spending time with friends.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Supina of North Grosse Pointe Shores; her daughters, Cathy (German) Cordova of Worth, Ill. and Jill Supina of Madison, Wis.; her grandchildren, Aaron, Naomi, Sophie and Mario; her brother, Reid (Michelle) Bain of Dade City, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charlene will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock with Fr. Brian Gerber to celebrate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Eagle Harbor.

Friends may call on Monday, July 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock.

To view Charlene's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Hone in Hancock has been assisting the family with arrangements.



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