2012-06-21 / Obituaries

Edith J. Ayotte

Edith June Ayotte, 76, of Manistique, Mich., died peacefully, Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the home of her son and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice.

June was born April 30, 1936, in Manistique, a daughter of the late Chester and Grace (Archey) Woodruff. On Aug. 13, 1960, she married Richard Ayotte in Manistique and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1974.

She provided cleaning services with the Star Motel and later, State Savings Bank.

June’s greatest enjoyment was the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Rael (Amy) Ayotte of Gwinn, Mich., Rhonda (Kevin) Demers of Manistique and Rodney (Jackie) Ayotte of Indiana; siblings, Joyce Jenerou of Bailey, Mich., Clyde (Donna) Woodruff, Stanley (Sally) Woodruff, and Dolley Woodruff, all of Manistique; 11 grandchildren, Jerald, Crystel, Andrew, Matthew, Shane, Allison, Rael Jr., Stephen, Emilly, Katrina and Grace; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Thomas, John, Betty and Richard Woodruff, Elsie McCall and Violet Multhaupt.

In accordance with June’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. Canale Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at www.canalefuneral.com.

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