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Lily “Lil” May Vroma


Lily “Lil” May Vroma, age 85 of Ada, passed away June 18, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Vroma; sons, baby David Lee, and Steven Vroma; parents, Raymond and Beatrice (Abraham) Byrne; sisters, Sr. Annette Byrne, Avis Rose (Frank) Noor; brothers-in-law, Ron Walthorn, Jay Smith, and Jim Smith. Lil is survived by her children, Christy (Terry) Frederick, Phillip (Sherry) Vroma; grandchildren, Anthony (Beth) Huhn, Melanie Huhn, Stephanie (Corey) Lamb, Johanna Miller; great-grandchildren, Dylan Lamb, Leighanna Lamb, Hazel Huhn, Scarlett Miller, Jack Miller; brother, Norm (Rosemary) Byrne; sisters, Zeta Smith, Bess Walthorn, Rose Smith, Margie (Gene) Smith, Leona (Mike) Scott; and brother-in-law, Gene (Ann) Vroma; along with many nieces and nephews. After losing her husband in 1977, Lil was left to raise three children alone. She was a strong, independent, single mother who raised her kids to put God first. Lil retired from Amway after 28 years, and then went on to work for Byrne Electric for another 10 years before retiring yet again. In 2015, Lil was named Spirit of Ireland, she was also a founding member of the LAOH. She was active her entire life within both St. Patrick Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She volunteered much of her time to others, whether she was crocheting blankets, participating in Vacation Bible School, making rosaries, making bag mats, or serving popcorn at the schools, she was always giving of her time. Lil had a servant’s heart and truly lived to help others in need. She was known as the leader of the pack within her family. Through all her losses and blessings, Lil lived her life for others and never wavered in her strong Irish/Catholic faith. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331, with Rosary being recited at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Friday, June 23, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301, with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Thomas Cavera presiding. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Lowell, MI. Memorial contributions can be directed to St. Patrick Catholic School.

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7 Responses

  1. A wonderful loving soul went to Heaven!
    My thoughts are with all the family may you find comfort in all your loving memories of Lil.

  2. Lil… 😀❤️ We were cousins, meeting first on the family farm when I was a kid and Lil must have been in High School. We re-connected as adults. Sweet and a warm wonderful smile… These 2 things will always put a smile on my face. I know you’re smiling now. The the rest of us will smile once the sadness of losing you fades… Lord wrap up, in Your loving arms, all those who loved Lil and comfort them in this incredible difficult time. Amen

  3. It’s always about the coming and the going. It’s our way, among the Irish.

    Solas Mhic Dé ar a hanam dílis, ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

    The light of the Son of God on her faithful soul, such will never be again.

  4. I know Lil through her granddaughter Stephanie! She always had a smile on her face ,so contagious!! Heaven gained a beautiful soul!!

  5. My sympathy to the family. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. We were classmates at Lowell High School, class of 1956. Lil was a very special sweet gal with a smile always on her face. She will be missed by all. Heaven has gained a very special angel. Others from our class that have passed will welcome her with open arms.

  6. To Lil’s sisters and brother…
    I am so, so very sorry for the loss of your sister Lil. Missing her is like a hole in my heart. She has been my good friend since High School over 67 years ago. Love you Lil.

    Pat Haddad

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