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Elaine L. Socia

December 2, 1933 July 5, 2018
Elaine L. Socia
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Obituary for Elaine L. Socia

Elaine L. Socia, our dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister died peacefully Thursday, July 5, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. The youngest of four children, she was born December 2, 1933 to the late Louis and Sylvia (Knoodle) Gary in Bay City. After raising her family, Elaine was employed as a bookkeeper at the former Ford’s Clothing Store, Newcor Inc., and retired from Quality Bag. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church) and enjoyed going to the casino, taking walks, and nature. She along with her husband of 62 years, Jim, planted over 40 trees at their home, but their most important accomplishment was instilling a sense of family values in their children.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband James D. Socia whom she married June 9, 1956 in St. James Church, along with her four children: Gary (Barb), Kevin (Lois), Jamie (Jim) Nichols, Chris (Laurie); nine grandchildren: Colin, Brandon, Jarad, Amanda, Grant, Parker, Brittany, Brad, and Cassidy; five great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two sisters: Arlene Obermiller, Geraldine DeShano; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by three grandchildren: Austin, Tyler, and Kennedy Socia; and her sister: Vivian Grappin.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John Church, 614 Pine St., Essexville. Rev. Dale A. Orlik will preside and interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Visiting hours with the family will be Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel; and in church on Monday after 9:00 am. For on-line sentiments:

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4:00 PM 7/8/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Trahan Funeral Chapel
256 N. Madison Avenue Bay City 48708 MI
United States





10:00 AM 7/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
St Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John the Ev. Church

614 Pine Street
Essexville, MI 48732

Visiting with family in church after 9:00 am

St Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John the Ev. Church
614 Pine Street Essexville 48732 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick Cemetery Final Resting Place

805 Ridge Road
Bay City, MI 48708

805 Ridge Road Bay City 48708 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

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