Grace Jardine “Molly” (McGee) Petroskey, born on February 7, 1935, from Lake Leelanau, Michigan, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2023, at the age of 88, surrounded by her loved ones. She is predeceased by her parents, James Gordon McGee and Grace Jardine McGee, and siblings Sharon and Michael. Molly is also predeceased by her husband Frederick T. Petroskey. Molly was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, who lived a life full of love, compassion, and dedication to her family and community.
Molly married the love of her life, Frederick Petroskey, in 1957, and they were blessed with three children, Dominique, Elizabeth, and Michael. In 1968, they moved to Massachusetts, where they both pursued teaching careers while raising their children. Molly was a beloved teacher for over 40 years who touched the lives of many students and colleagues, with her kindness, intelligence, and passion for learning. In 1984, after their children had grown, Molly and Frederick moved back to Lake Leelanau, Michigan, where Molly continued to teach at St. Mary’s until her retirement in 1997.
Molly is survived by her daughter Dominique and her husband Leo Wyatt of Pepperell, Massachusetts, her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Neil Hause of New London, New Hampshire, and her son Michael Petroskey and his wife Elizabeth (Fannon) Petroskey of Grantham, New Hampshire. She is also survived by her grandchildren Gregory and Benjamin Romanowicz, Samuel Wyatt, George and Harrison Hause, James and Amy (Gallanter) Petroskey, Katie, and Thomas Petroskey and great grandson Jack Frederick Petroskey. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Molly will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy of love and kindness will live on forever. Her family and friends will always cherish her memory and the impact she had on their lives.
A service will be held in her honor on Saturday April 22, 2023, at 2:00pm at St. John’s Chapel at Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, Groton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s School in Lake Leelanau, Michigan (www.stmarysll.org) or to the charity of one’s choice.
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