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January 7, 1928 – November 30, 2018

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Gaspare Poma
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Obituary for Gaspare Poma

Gaspare Poma, Age 90 of Macomb Township, Michigan. Beloved husband of the late Antonina. Loving father of Caterina (Timothy) O’Brien and Frank Poma. Dearest grandfather of John O’Brien and Michelle O’Brien. Cherished great-grandfather of Robin O’Brien and James.

Gaspare was the youngest of his 6 siblings and outliving them all. He started his life in Italy and came to the United States in September of 1954. After spending 8 years here in the States he returned home to Italy to marry his sweetheart, Nina, in April of 1962. Once again leaving Italy he returned to the United States with his new bride in September of 1962.

Together Nina and Gaspare started their lives together in the Detroit Area. Gaspare was a hard-working employee for the Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. But there was still time for he and Nina to forge a life together. Ballroom dancing, Traveling, and Trips up North all became a way of life for the two of them.

Gaspare also enjoyed gardening. So much so he planted and maintained a tree farm in Fife Lake, MI., moved peach trees from his home in Detroit to his current residence, besides maintaining his own garden.

He was known to go rabbit hunting in the Michigan area and even went fishing for octopus in Italy.
You could also find him playing bocce ball, going on family picnics, wine making and tasting with his compare Turrie (his best friend), and being the peacemaker whenever family members did not see eye to eye.

He will certainly be missed. Especially by many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 3:00-8:00pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:30am with instate at 11:00am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 95 Market Street, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

First Visitation

When Monday, December 3rd, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
43300 Garfield
Clinton Township, Michigan 48044
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Service Information

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 11:30am
St. Peter Catholic Church
98 New Street
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
Service Extra Info
Instate at Church 11:00am

Interment Information

Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Rd.
Clinton Township, Michigan