Antoinette Frizzell, 89 / June 24, 1922 — Aug. 6, 2011  

Published 9:22 pm Monday, August 8, 2011

Antoinette “Toni” Marie (Cacya) Frizzell, 89, of Niles, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
Toni was a first generation American, born June 24, 1922 to the late Robert and Veronica Cacya.
After graduating from Cassopolis High School, Toni attended Michigan State University and in 1953 she wed Leonard Frizzell, who passed away in April 1971. Toni worked at Simplicity as a proofreader for 37 years until she retired. After Leonard passed away, Toni met Joe Orrick; they dated until his death in 2001.
Toni was a self-made woman who could always be found playing bingo, where she usually won, or when she was younger, singing on the radio with her sisters in Elkhart.
Toni is preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard; longtime companion, Joe; twin sister, Lucy; and brothers, Eddy, Frank, Henry and Felix.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Cindy) Frizzell of Niles; grandchildren Sarah, Jason and David Frizzell; great-grandchildren, Mckenzy and Dominic; her two sisters, Dorothy Boryce of Mishawaka, Ind. and Josephine (Fran) Iott of Adrian, Mich. and the Orrick children, Karen, Doug, Patty, Bill, Steve, Marlene, Tim, Bruce, Theresa, Junior and Briton.
A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles, where a service to celebrate Toni’s long life will be held Thursday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. with a time of visitation one hour prior.
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