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Margaret Esshaki

Margaret Toma Esshaki

Sunday, February 20th, 1938 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Dear family and friends, we regret the loss of Margaret Esshaki, the loving wife of the late Faik Esshaki.
Marguerite Esshaki's favorite quote states that, "some people, like flowers, give pleasure just by being." Her life was dedicated to the cultivation of those flowers: her family and friends--and if you were in her presence for any length of time, it was understood that you were going to be welcomed into that fold. Marguerite's garden had room for everyone because her empathy was limitless. Marguerite came to America, from Iraq, at age 17, attended Wayne State University, was president of the Chaldean Ladies of Charity for a term, and gave, generously, to various organizations and individuals. Marguerite viewed her mission as being the matriarch of the Esshaki family. Married to Faik Esshaki for 58 years, Marguerite demonstrated unwavering love and care for him in the happiest times and through his illness and passing in 2018. She raised her four children with boundless and genuinely, unconditional love also modeled for them what compassion, generosity, forgiveness, and love of family look like. Marguerite continued this maternal guidance with her 11 beloved grandchildren. She was blessed with two precious great-grandchildren. Beautiful, both inside and out, Marguerite Esshaki gave the world pleasure just by being.

The late Marguerite Esshaki is survived by Zena Naimi (Faris), Sheila (Eric Sturm), Michael (Dina), Robert (Jayne), 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

Church Services and Interment will be as follow:
- Prayers will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

- The committal service will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery immediately following church services.


Holy Mother, See our tears,
Feel our pain,
Embrace us to your heart
and let your mercy
flow through us,
In the name of Your
Blessed Son, Jesus Christ,
Grant us peace.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church
    Address
    6900 Maple Rd
    Wext Bloomfield, MI 48322
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Pierre
  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    25800 W 10 Mile Rd
    SOUTHFIELD, MI 48033
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Jeanan

Posted at 10:26pm
Margaret, You were there for me every step in my life and we had many awesome moments together that I will treasure forever! Rest in heavenly peace!!!
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Katherine Place

Posted at 12:13am
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Julie Garmo

Posted at 03:35pm
My deepest sympathy to the Esshaki family. Your mother had such a beautiful smile and always made anyone feel welcome and well feed. God bless all of you at this sorrowful time, May you cherish the memories and may you always feel her love and arms around you. God Bless, Julie Garmo
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Pamela McLenon

Posted at 02:50pm
My deepest sympathy to the family. To Zena, Sheila, Michael and Robert- Your Mother had a spirit and zest that all of us loved. Her kindness and cheerful spirit was infectious. She always made everyone feel welcomed in her home. And gosh, did she have great style. I will forever miss her beautiful smile. My heart is with all of you.
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