Therese Waterman

Therese Ellen Waterman of Arcadia, Florida, formerly of Davison, age 96, died Monday April 22, 2024 at Hampton Manor, Burton.  Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Tuesday April 30, 2024 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Those desiring may make contributions in Therese’s memory to the Wounded Soldier Foundation or the family.

Therese was born in Kawkawlin, Michigan on August 27, 1927 the daughter of the late William and Marie (Salois) Doyle, and has resided in Florida since 1983, relocating from the Davison area. She was joined in marriage to Francis Michell in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1970. She later married Frank Waterman in 1977 and he died in 1994. She is a member of San Antonio Catholic Church in Florida, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, and a member of the Elks Lodge in Port Charlotte, Florida. Therese enjoyed golfing and was a member of Sunny Breeze Golf Course and a former member of the Davison Country Club. At the age of eight Therese started sewing and making clothes a hobby that would become her career as seamstress. She also owned her own dress shop Togs by Therese and worked for several of Davison Men’s and Ladies Clothing Stores throughout her career.

She is survived by her children: Marcia Popernek, Sharon Molina, Randy Michell, Annette Niedzielski, and Kim (Steve) Harwood. She also leaves her loving seventeen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: Irene Reynolds, Joanne Osborn, Jerome Doyle, sister-in-law Judy Doyle, many nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. Therese is preceded in death by sons: Christopher Michell, Micheal Michell, Gary Mallo, and her brothers: Dermot Doyle, and Timothy Doyle, sister-in-laws, Betty Doyle, and Marilyn Doyle. Please share your condolences at