BAY CITY (WWJ) – Madonna’s grandmother has died, three months shy of her 100th birthday.  Elsie Mae Fortin was born in Standish in June 1911, but lived in Bay City for much of her life. 

She is survived by four children, 36-grandchildren, 47-great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren.

Fortin is remembered for her lifelong work with the Catholic Church. 

A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish in Bay City.