Agnes Perkins, daughter of Leo and Agnes (Dooley) Taffee died on November 12, 2017.


She was born in Hastings on December 17, 1923. Agnes attended St. Rose School through the 10th grade, then spent the last two years at Hastings High School, graduating in 1941.


She attended Mercy College of Nursing in Detroit and became a registered nurse in 1945. Agnes worked at Pennock Hospital for many years, also at Share Road Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, Michigan.


In 1949 she married Norman Perkins. They lived in Flint for 15 years and then moved back to Hastings for their retirement in 1979. Agnes retired from Pennock Hospital in 1987.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norman, three brothers, Tom, Fr. Robert and Bill Taffee, two sisters, Mary Taffee and Sister M. Laurentina Taffee.


Agnes is survived by her three sons: Mark (Eileen)Perkins of Flint, Michael (Judeth) Perkins of Flint and John (Jeanne)Perkins of Frankfort, IL, also three grandchildren, Kathy (Kevin), Robert, and Joseph and great granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Claire and Luci Leverence.


Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A Rosary will be held at 5:30 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the St. Rose of Lima Church, 805 S. Jefferson, Hastings, MI 49058. Interment will take place at Mt Calvary Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rose of Lima Church.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence, please visit









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