Michele Bouhana, the owner of Michele’s Salon and Day Spa in Brighton who died Monday at the age of 68, is being remembered as a pioneer for women in business in Livingston County.
“Michele’s started as a small salon, and then grew and grew,” said Pam McConeghy, president and CEO of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. “She faced the good times and bad times with equal zest, always with a fire under her belt and a will to succeed.”
Michele’s Salon and Day Spa opened in Brighton in 1980.
In addition to her business success, Bouhana is also being remembered for her generosity and dedication to the community.
“(She) had the most giving heart,” said Sabrina Musko, director of Special Ministries of Livingston County, on Bouhana’s Facebook page. “She was always there to give me advice and guidance. She is going to be missed by our whole community. My heart is just broken for her family.”
“(She) was a remarkable woman,” McConegy said. “She was so very close and dedicated to her children and grandchildren.”
Bouhana served on the board of the Brighton chamber for many years, and was a longtime Rotarian and member of the Brighton Rotary.
Visitation for Michele Bouhana is set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Keehn’s Funeral Home, 706 W. Main St. in Brighton. The funeral service will take place Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Road in Brighton, with the family receiving guests beginning at 9:30 a.m., and the service beginning at 10:30 a.m.