May They Rest in Peace: Marie Terese Tobin

Marie Terese Tobin (nee Kerwin), age 98, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Stoney Point, Ontario, Canada. 

Marie Terese was the beloved wife of the late Joseph William Tobin. Loving Mother of His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., Molly (John) Brusstar, Margo Tobin (Ron Coleman), Kathy (Dave) Vandelinder, Jim (Joan) Tobin, Ann Tobin (Joe Levigne), Pat (Tom) Steinhauer, Tom (Cathy) Tobin, Gerarda Tobin (Brian Joseph), John (Janine) Tobin, Therese Tobin, Dan (Maria) Tobin, Sara (Matthew) Broderick. Loving Grandmother of Rachel (Keval), Ellen, Meghan (Gary), Paul (Elaine), Clare (Nick), James Jr. (Lindsay), Erin (Adam), Matthew (Lauren), Joseph (Courtney), Brigid, Maura, Thomas, Maggie, Lizzy, Jack, Katie, Ryan (Stacey), Stephanie (Chad), Christopher, Kevin (Liz), Hannah, Jillian, Maeve, Nora, Matthew, John, Liam and Madeline. Dear Great-Grandmother of Sloane, James III, Teagan, Aidan, Emerson, Owen, Finley, Bella, Sophie, Sister of the late Mary Winfred Kerwin and Margaret Kerwin. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 27, at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1721 Junction Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209.
Marie Terese Tobin (nee Kerwin)

Visitation Wednesday, 2-9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Mass, Thursday 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1721 Junction Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209. Livestream available at

In keeping with Mrs. Tobin’s lifelong devotion to her Catholic faith, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Most Holy Redeemer Grade School, 1711 Junction Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209, The Redemptorists / Denver Province, 1633 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, Visitation Parish, 5407 Comber Sideroad, Comber, ON, N0P 1J0 Canada, St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207, IHM Sisters, 610 W. Elm, Monroe, MI 48162, Pope Francis Center, 438 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226,

Due to the COVID pandemic shutdown in Canada, a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Visitation Parish. Share a memory at

Obituaries for clergy and religious who have lived or served in the Archdiocese of Detroit may be emailed to [email protected]. Obituaries are printed as they are submitted, but may be edited for grammar and style. Detroit Catholic reserves the right to refuse or edit any submissions.