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Pearl Stella

June 8, 1919 - January 2, 2018
Detroit, MI



Monday, January 8, 2018
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020

Wake Service at 7 PM

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
10:00 AM EST
Christ the King Church
20800 Grand River
Detroit, MI

In State 9:30 AM until Mass begins

Life Story / Obituary


Pearl Ann (Cossa) Stella, 98, of Detroit, MI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 2, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1919 in Jessup, PA. After the early passing of her parents Pietro and Gesuina Cossa, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Dominic and Pauline Cossa (with Claire, Santina and Dominic). She moved to Detroit in 1938 following her marriage to Andrew J Stella (deceased 2001). Predeceased by siblings Geno, Helen and Erma, she is survived by children Robert (Joanne), Beverly, Thomas, Michael (Patricia) grandchildren Mark, Patricia, Jeffrey (Kumi), Jennifer (Peter), Christopher, great grandchildren Lucas, Mason, Samantha, Sydney, Samuel, Emilia, Max and Jack.

Pearl preferred a simple life and found fulfillment in preparing terrific home cooked meals, keeping a clean and orderly home, gardening, and being a loving spouse, parent, grandparent, friend, and neighbor. Those who knew her best saw the strength, determination, compassion, and generosity that characterized her life and relationships.

The celebration of her life will include a viewing on Monday January 8th from 2 to 7 PM concluding with a remembrance service at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday January 9th at 10 AM at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI. In State 9:30 am until Mass begins. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI. 48154.

Pearl will continue to live in the minds and hearts of all who knew her.