Sr. Janice Popilek, CSJ

The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers for Sister Janice Popilek, CSJ. Janice Marie Popilek was born in Flint, Michigan on May 26, 1940, the daughter of Archie and Theresa (Fox) Popilek. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish in Flint, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on September 1, 1958. She received the name Sister Mary Charles at her reception on July 2, 1959 and later returned to her baptismal name. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1961, and final vows on July 2, 1964.

Sister Janice graduated from St. Agnes High School in Flint in 1958. She later attended Nazareth College and graduated in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Biology. Sister Janice began her ministry of teaching at Holy Maternity in Dowagiac, Michigan and after four years continued teaching in various schools in the Detroit Archdiocese: St. Cyril, Taylor, St. Mark; Warren, St. Mary Magdalen, Hazel Park; St. Francis Home, Detroit; and St. Benedict, Highland Park. Her gifts as a teacher brought her back to St. Joseph school, Kalamazoo for the next 9 years. From 1989 to 1998 Sister Janice was the Personnel/ Facilities Director at the Nazareth Center Motherhouse. She then returned to teaching at St. Benedict, Highland Park and St. John Vianney Flint while also caring for her ailing mother in Davison. Sister Janice also served as a volunteer tutor between 2005 and 2007 at the Women’s Center, before becoming the Adult Literacy Director at the New Life Center, both on the St. Luke parish campus in Flint.

In 1983 Sister Janice wrote the following words to all of us: “Treasure your sense of humor. Be open and willing to risk. Live life to its fullest. Each experience – positive or negative – has helped me grow in some way. … (Let us) not be afraid to reach out, stretch and risk.”

Sister Janice has been blessed and has been an abundant blessing to the thousands who have been touched by her. May we follow her example of light-hearted service. May She Rest In Peace!

James Medore

James E. Medore, 78, of Harrisville, passed away Saturday October 9, 2021 at his home.

Born January 1, 1943 to Raymond and Mary Venetta (Sharboneau) Medore in Flint, he was raised in Davison.  Jim worked for Chevy Metal Fabrication in Flint.  He retired to Harrisville in 1992 after 30 years.  He was a member of St. John’s Church in Davison.  Jim loved his garden, hunting, fishing, and tinkering on things.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Davison, the Shriners in Flint, and of the Mikado American Legion.

Jim is survived by four sons, Anthony James (Sheryl), Michael Christopher (Kimberly), John Edward (Martha), and Raymond Andrew (Bridget) Medore, eight grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Andrew, Derek, Ryanne, Isaac, Bently, and Reece Medore, six great grandchildren, two sisters, Marianne Greiner and Francis Forester, as well as many friends, family, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bernadette and Barbara Medore and Margaret Becker.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, October 28, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison.  Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Hungarian Sausage – Kolbasz

The St. Joseph Hungarian Club invites you to purchase Kolbasz (Hungarian Sausage)! Sausage will be available at Blessed Sacrament – St. Joseph Hall at $6 per pound. Pick-up dates are Monday, November 8th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or on Tuesday, November 9th from Noon to 7 p.m. All orders must be made in advance by filling out a form at the Blessed Sacrament Hallway in the church or St. John parish office. Phone orders can be placed by contact Brenda Stikeleather at (810) 653-8501. Orders should be placed by October 30th.

Please designate how many pounds of each you want as they will be packaged in bulk in approximately 1 pound, 2 pound, or 5 pound packages.

Please remember to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.

Robert Garrison

GARRISON, Robert “Bob” M. – of Goodrich, MI, age 74, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Friday, October 22, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. The family will receive visitors from 2-7 PM Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East and the American Red Cross.

Robert was born in Flint, MI on December 28, 1946, son of the late Ernie and Betty (DeLuce) Garrison. He married Carol Webster on October 2, 1996. Bob served his country proudly in the US Army during Vietnam. He retired from Delphi in December 1998. Bob enjoyed volunteering and dedicated his retired years as a member of the Red Cross and Outreach East. He was an accomplished artist and was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. Bob was the most caring and kindhearted man everyone knew. He quickly made friends of everyone he met. Bob was a huge sports fan, especially the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. He traveled around the world, but his favorite place to travel was anywhere he could take his grandkids while enjoying watermelon and coney dogs. Bob loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a self-proclaimed chef and enjoyed sharing his famous marinara sauce.

Robert is survived by his wife, Carol Garrison; 4 children, Bryce (Sandy) Garrison, Shelley Reece, Debbie (Chad) Zudel and Paul (Dawn) Webster; daughter-in-law, Gail Garrison; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sibling, Dennis (Kim) Garrison; beloved cat, Cheeto; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Dan Garrison; son-in-law, Luke Reece; brother, Larry Garrison.

Altar Society RADA Fundraiser

Please support the Altar Society as we raise funds to buy hosts, wine, candles, linens, etc. for St. John! We have a big sale in November but you can support us all year online. Use the link below or go to St John website under donations and click Rada Cutlery. Rada sells knives, kitchen utensils, dip and cheeseball mixes, soups, seasonings, and cookbooks: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=845011.5df8b7. Put in St. John Altar Society when you click on that link. Then the Altar Society will earn 40% proceeds from the sale. If you cannot order online, call Renee at (653) 7495 for help. Thank you for your support!

Jeremy Stearns

STEARNS, Jeremy Adam – of Davison, MI, age 36, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 8 AM until time of Mass on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for his sons, Jaxson and Kash.

Jeremy was born in Flint, MI on July 15, 1985, son of Ron and Mary (Inglot) Stearns. Jer was a kind soul, who was always willing to lend a hand. He was the type of person who was always looking out for the underdog. Jer was an avid collector of all things unusual and enjoyed fishing. He especially loved building and fixing things with his boys, whom he loved with all his heart.

Jeremy is survived by his 2 sons, Jaxson and Kash Stearns; parents, Ron and Mary Stearns; brother, Joshua (Amy) Stearns and their children, Lincoln and Everly; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; mother of his sons, Abby Murchie.

Andy’s Attic Book Sale

Calling all book lovers! The Andy’s Attic Team is hosting a book sale.

Book Sale
Thursday & Friday October 21-22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will also have some bonus Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas items for sale!

Donations
Donations are not being accepted until Thursday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 

The Andy’s Attic Team thanks you for your ongoing generosity and support. Together we can make this Book Sale a success! God Bless you and yours.

Anita Ahearn

Anita Louise Ahearn of Davison, age 79, died Monday September 27, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday October 16, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, officiating, private burial at St. John Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to Outreach East or Genesee County Humane Society. Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Saturday until time of services at the church.

Anita was born in Baltic, Michigan on May 19, 1942 the daughter of the late Julius and Elsa (Knuuttila) Andreini, and has resided in the Davison area the last forty-nine years. She was joined in marriage to William Ahearn on August 7, 1974. Anita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an active parishioner having sung in the Choir, served on the Worship Commission and the Parish Council, and attended numerous events and church activities. Anita worked in insurance for Stubbs and Christensen Insurance Agency for many years and for several other agencies before her retirement.

Anita was proud of her Italian and Finnish heritage and continually found ways to celebrate both. A native of the Upper Peninsula, she never missed an opportunity to go “up home” to visit friends and family. She was a talented writer and voracious reader who instilled curiosity, love of learning, love of music, the arts, nature and the outdoors in her children and grandchildren. She was a kind and loyal friend; in fact, her friends were a part of her family. An attentive listener, she loved hearing everyone’s stories and thoughtfully commented on their Facebook posts and photos. Her lightness of being, gentle ways and loving kindness will be dearly missed.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of forty-seven years William, her children: David Hathaway, Michael Hathaway, and Christine (Andrew) Karow. Her step-children: David Ahearn (David Hugg), Steve Ahearn, Andy Ahearn, and Julie (Rick) Shimmin. Also surviving are her twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brother Bernie Andreini, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her sister Therese, grandson Nathan Jae Ahearn and nephew B.J. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Dan Jablonski

Jablonski, Dan Erney – age 65, of Flint, passed away September 24, 2021. Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Friday, October 1, 2021 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc.  Visitation will be held 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, September 30, 2021 and one hour before the service on Friday, October 1.  In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to American Lung Association, a charity of one’s choice, or to the family for Dan’s 3 grand-daughter’s college education. Dan was born December 7, 1955 the son of Erney and Margaret (Sperla) Jablonski. Dan was married to the love of his life Catherine M. Page on May 10, 1980 as St. Pius X . At the young age of 5 years old Dan started as a baker.  He started at East Town Bakery on Davison Road with his father and siblings and later Jablonski Bakery on Atherton Road in Burton. He loved to go camping with his daughter and grand-daughters.  Dan had a great sense of humor. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus (St. Pius). He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years Cathy; 2 children, Jason Jablonski of Flint, Nicole (Noah) Kelly of Otisville; grandchildren, Alyssa Kelley, Charlotte and Sophia Kelly; siblings, Susan (Dave) Owens, Janice Hein, Larry (Heather) Jablonski, Paul Jablonski; many nieces and nephews, cousins; and their caring and helpful neighbors, Roosevelt, Mike, Barb, Vanessa and Dave. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alan Jablonski; cousins, Mark Jablonski and Jim Jablonski. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

William Kehl

KEHL, William “Grizz” – of Davison, age 72, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-7 PM on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Allen Funeral Home. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Bill was born in Flint, MI on February 9, 1949, son of the late William and Joyce (Flinn) Kehl. He married Linda Dicosola on June 26, 1976, in Flint, MI. Bill graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1969 and retired from the City of Flint-DPW after 30 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing softball and getting together with the guys at the flat-tire club.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda; children, Chris (Michelle) Kehl and Megan (Dave) Holcomb; grandchildren, Ayden Kehl, Piper Holcomb and Maddison Reno; and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy (Larry Sr.) Hensley.

Fr. John sends greetings from Turkey!

Greeting from Turkey!

Well I hope everyone had an event filled summer, I know I certainly did.

I wanted to thank all of you have been keeping my in your prayers it was certainly needed while at Officer Training School. It is hard to recap and explain to people what that two months was like. I like to tell people that each day felt like 3-5 days. It was certainly challenging. My roommate said “it was the most fun you never want to have again”. I think that explains it to some degree.

I miss you all dearly and you have been in my thoughts often and my prayers always.

As promised my address (All Mail should be addressed as Followed).

John Machiorlatti
PSC 94 BOX 1548
APO AE 09824

God Bless,
Fr. John

Men-on-Fire Catholic Men’s Night

Men-on-Fire Thursday, September 16. This month’s Speaker is Fr. Philip Bochanski, giving a talk titled: “The Catholic Church and Same-Sex Attractions: A Radical Invention. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Church’s official teaching on these issues even within the Church itself. Please come to be equipped on how to properly approach your relatives, friends and coworkers who struggle with sexual issues and how to convey the Gospel with the love of Christ to them. Please invite men who need to hear this! Please invite teenagers and young men who are being bombarded with false information and propaganda from the media, political base and within their schools!

The talk will take place at Holy Spirit Church, 9565 Musch Rd. Brighton 48116. The schedule is as follows:
Mass: 6:15pm
Speaker: 7:00pm
Refreshments & Fellowship: 8:00pm

Free-will offering For more information contact Rory Clark: RkcLaw@msn.com. For Holy Spirit’s COVID guidelines, see http://wp.holyspiritrcs.org/.

More Men on Fire events will continue throughout the summer/fall! See below:

Stefania Bomba

Stefania Bomba of Davison, age 95 died Monday December 6, 2020 at her daughter’s in Burkburnett, Texas. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Friday September 3, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc.

Stefania was born in Poland on September 3, 1925 and has resided in Davison since 1951. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison.

Surviving is daughter Krystyna Jamrozik, grandchildren; Maria Jamrozik, Michele Jamrozik, and great grandchildren; Sebastian Mosselmans, and Alexander Mosselmans. Sshe is preceded in death by her husbands; Leon Jamrozik, Frank Bomba, and son Tadeusz Jamrozik

Tadeusz Jamrozik

Tadeusz Ignacy Jamrozik of Davison, age 75, died Tuesday November 12, 2019 at Maple Woods Manor in Clio. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Friday September 3, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant.

Tadeusz was born in Germany on December 15, 1943 the son of Leon & Stefania Jamrozik and has resided in the Davison area most of his life. He was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1963, and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison. He had been employed by General Motors Truck & Bus Division until his retirement.

Surviving is mother Stefania Bomba, his daughters; Maria Jamrozik, and Michele Jamrozik. He also leaves grandsons: Sebastian and, Alexander, sister: Krystyna Jamrozik, and host of extended family. He is preceded in death by father Leon Jamrozik, and step-father Frank Bomba. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Helen Dunn

Helen Marie Dunn of Davison, age 81, died Wednesday August 25, 2021 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Thursday September 2, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, with inurnment to follow at St. John Mausoleum. Family will receive visitors from 2-6 pm Wednesday at the funeral home and from 11 am Thursday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Helen’s memory to St. John Cemetery Fund.

Helen was born in Flint Michigan on March 13, 1940 the daughter of the late Walter & Annabelle (Quigley) Griffin and has resided in Davison since 1998. She was joined in marriage to Kenneth Dunn on January 16, 1971. Helen was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of fifty years Ken. Her children: Christine (Ken) Mawhinney, Kimberly Cheek, Walter (Joanne) Gossett, Terri (Jamar) Lowe, Lisa (Las) Kappel, Kenny (Jodi) Dunn, Rebecca (Kevin) Smith, and Wendy (Kurt Woodyard) Aldridge.  She also leaves her loving twenty-three grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, sister Rosemary Either, and a host of extended family.  Helen is preceded in death by grandchildren; Brett Lindsay, Joshua Davis, and siblings Walter Griffin, Patricia Griffin, Isabelle Roberts, and Winifred Griffin.

The family would like to extend special thank you to the staff of McLaren Hospice for their care and compassion of Helen during this time. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Alfred LaBrecque

LABRECQUE, Alfred T. “Al”– of Spruce, MI, formerly of Flint, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 18, 2021 in Alpena, MI. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM – 8 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM on Thursday at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Navigation Services at https://www.hurleyfoundation.org/donate.

Al was born in Flint, MI on April 18, 1937, son of the late Wilfred and Alma (Andres) LaBrecque. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1955. After serving 2 years in the U.S. Army, he was hired as a postal clerk at the main Post Office in Flint, MI. After 33 years of service, he retired to his beloved cabin at Hubbard Lake. Al was a proud member of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), where he served as a Steward, Vice President, and President. He continued his union service after retirement, representing the postal clerk retirees. One of Al’s biggest passions was coaching football. He started as a grade school coach in the Flint Area Parochial League at St. Mary’s and Blessed Sacrament. Later, he coached high school football at Holy Rosary, and ended his coaching career at Mt. Morris High School in 1990. He was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches’ Hall of Fame in 1991. Inspired by is longtime friendship with Anita “Jo” Lake, and with the help of his good friend, U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, he championed a cause to have medical insurance companies cover the cost of devices to be worn by women who have had mastectomies due to breast cancer, (Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act), which had previously been considered cosmetic.

Al is survived by  his wife, Michelle; his children, Paul (Dawne), Eric (Patricia), Laura, Gayle, Noel LaBrecque, and Kristin (Brian) McFarland; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Duane (Mary), Bruce (Cindy); sisters, Wilma Webb, Roseanne (Dan) Betlej, and Lynn LaBrecque. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Alma; daughter, Lisa; and son-in-law, Tim Lamrock.

Theda Mae Dobis

Theda Mae Dobis, age 86, of Metamora, died Wednesday, August 25, 2021. She was born October 17, 1934 in Pulaski Twp., Michigan, to Bill and Hilda (Dewey) Butters.

Theda graduated from Homer High School in 1953. She married Francis “Frank” Dobis on May 12, 1956 in Marshall, Michigan. Theda enjoyed working the elections for Metamora Township, Metamora Village and Lapeer Schools. She was a longtime member of the St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. Theda was also a member of the Dryden Senior Adult Parishioners Society, a charter member of the Metamora Lioness Club, a member of the Metamora Lions Club Auxiliary and Suncrest Auxiliary. Mrs. Dobis worked for a number of insurance agents during her career, helping clients with Transamerica Insurance and State Farm Insurance. Theda was a Cub Scout Leader in Metamora, with the Tall Pines Council. Mrs. Dobis was a beloved wife, Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Theda is survived by her children: Richard (Susan) Dobis of Lake Orion, Ronald (Brenda) Dobis of Davison, Renee Dobis of Metamora and Raymond Dobis of Attica; daughter-in-law: Sandy Bradley of Hadley; grandchildren: Jason (Heather), Andrew, Matthew, Katy, Karen, Michael and Kimberly; great-grandchildren: Audrey, Hunter, Zander and Jax; brother: LaVerne (Sandy) Butters of Arizona; in-laws: Wayne Swander of Indiana, Kathleen Butters of Florida and JoAnn Butters of Concord, MI; and many many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Frank Dobis; sons: Roger Dobis and infant Robert Dobis; parents: Bill and Hilda Butters; sister: Shirley Swander; and brothers: James Butters and Charles Butters.

Visitation for Mrs. Dobis will be 4-8PM Monday, August 30, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. A scripture service will be prayed 7PM Monday at the funeral home. The funeral mass for Mrs. Dobis will be 12:00PM (Noon) Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423. The family will receive friends from 11-12PM Tuesday at the church. Father Wayne Ureel will officiate the Funeral Mass, followed by a luncheon and then burial will be 10AM Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Concord, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Library of Michigan Foundation (Talking Books), P.O. Box 11027, Lansing, Michigan 48901 or Suncrest Auxiliary, 1455 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer, Michigan 48446. Please share condolences and memories with the family at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.

Mary Catherine Ponsetto

PONSETTO, MARY CATHERINE Of Grand Blanc, died Friday, August 20, 2021 at Brookdale Memory Care. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11am Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6336 Roberta Street, Burton, Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Entombment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Blessed Sacrament Church. Visitation 5-8pm Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Rosary will be prayed 7pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 10am Thursday at church until the time of the Mass. The family requests anyone attending the visitation or service to please wear a mask. On the 6th of June, Mary Catherine was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Adelaide (McMahon) Newcomb. Mary Catherine was a faithful member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She was a volunteer for St. Joseph/Genesys Hospital for 46 years. She was also the former President of the Dental Auxiliary. Mary Catherine loved to travel, particularly to Ireland. Her Irish blood and God was her foolproof protection against all. Mary Catherine loved her family, children and grandchildren. She would provide comfort and support wherever she could. If you knew Mary Catherine, you know that somehow she is home and “still dancin”. Surviving are husband, Anthony Ponsetto; Daughters, Mary (Kelly) Zook of Chicago and Kate (Mark) Piper of Grand Blanc; Sons, Tony Ponsetto of Des Plaines and John Ponsetto of Indiana; Grandchildren, Ian, Madeline, Max and Sara; Sister, Carolyn Ann Goldfarb; And many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas, Joseph, and Margaret Eileen. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

2022 Youth Basketball

The Youth Basketball Skills Camp and League is back for 2022! Learn basic skills, defense, and shooting. Early registration ends November 30 and registration ends December 23. Camp will be held on January 11 for all age groups. The K-3rd grade league will play on Saturdays from January 22-March 12th.

Detailed information and the sign up form can be found here: 2022 Youth Basketball Information

FAQ’S

How do I register?
Registration forms are available at the Family Center Welcome Desk and online at stjohndavison.org. Forms may be returned to the Welcome Desk or mailed to 505 N. Dayton St., Davison, 48423.

Will my child’s coach contact me?
No, coach’s will not contact you. You will meet them on the day of camp.

How will I know who my child’s coach is?
Coach’s will have their team assignments at camp

What time should my child arrive at camp?
Kdg & 1st grade: 10am till noon
2nd & 3rd grade: 10am till noon
*These times are for the camp only.
T-shirts will be distributed at camp

When will my child be given their schedule?
The children will be given the league schedule at camp.

Are there practice days/times?
The children will practice 1/2 hr prior to their game time. It is shown on the schedule
which will be distributed at camp.

Can I request a coach and/or that my child be placed on a team with another child?
We will consider all requests and do our best to fill them but cannot guarantee placement. Please indicate your request on the registration form.

James Gerow

James Lawrence Gerow of Davison, age 84, passed away peacefully Thursday August 19, 2021 at the Pines of Lapeer. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday August 25, 2021 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private burial will be held in St. John Cemetery at a future date. Family will receive visitors from 11:00 AM until time of services at the church. Those desiring to make any contributions in James’s memory are asked to send donations to St John Church Memorial Fund.

James was born In Flint Michigan on July 1, 1937 the son of the late Vern & Vivian (Gasper) Gerow and has resided in the Flint area most of his life. He was joined in marriage to Yvonne Madore on April 19, 1958 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. James enjoyed the outdoors and was a lifetime member of the Snowshoe Hunting Camp. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and kind enough to drag all his boys on excursions no matter how disruptive they were to the mission. He was Scout Leader for the Flushing Boy Scout Troop, Coached Football and Baseball. He enjoyed traveling, camping with his wife and woodcarving. James loved music and was a member of the Flint Banjo Club for many years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a graduate of GMI and employed by General Motors AC-Delco Division for over thirty-four years retiring in 1994. Later in his years, he was the master of one-liners. Even with his full on Alzheimer’s he still managed to pick them out of thin air and double you over gasping for your next breath.

He leaves to cherish in his memory wife Yvonne, children: Doug Gerow and Margaret, Pat and wife Deb Gerow, Tony Gerow and Jackie, Karen Gerow and David, Nancy and husband Pat Ranger, and Dan and wife Marie Gerow. He also leaves his loving thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His siblings Sue and husband Malcolm MacLean, Tom and wife Edna Gerow, Dave and wife Anne Gerow, and a host of extended family and friends

Tim Hutton

HUTTON, Timothy “Tim” – of Davison, MI, age 80, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held 3-6 PM Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Cardiac ICU, in Tim’s memory.

Tim was born in Detroit, MI on October 26, 1940, son of the late John and Noreen (Horrigan) Hutton. He was one of seven children in his family. From a young age, Tim developed a love of sports which would continue throughout his life as a player, coach, and spectator. As a long-time teacher and coach for Oxford Schools, he shared his love of athletics with his children and his community. He greatly enjoyed his time coaching basketball, as well as sharing his knowledge of the game through conversation, and collecting basketball cards and other memorabilia. Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit and a Master’s and Specialist’s degree from Wayne State University.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Caron (Hiener) Hutton; daughter, Shari Hutton; son, Jim (Laura) Hutton; two granddaughters, Korin and Ryanne Hutton; three sisters, Catherine Nau, Molly McCubbin, and Nancy McConnell; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Noreen Hutton.

Tim will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Lionel Gerard LeClaire

LeCLAIRE, Lionel Gerard – of Lapeer, MI, age 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 12, 2021. A Funeral Mass, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Monday, August 16, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Lionel’s memory.

Lionel was born in Flint, MI on April 16, 1931, son of the late Dona and Ada (Belanger) LeClaire. The family moved to Rock, Michigan, near Escanaba, before he was one year old and that is where he and his 5 younger siblings grew up logging, farming, playing sports of all kinds, and making lifelong friends. Lionel served proudly as First Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War spending much of his time in Japan working in receiving and sending telegraphed messages. After returning from the war, Lionel had various jobs, yet most of his career was as a State of Michigan employee for what was then called the Michigan Employment Security Commission. He started his rise through the ranks in Flint, moving then to Saginaw, West Branch and finally ending his career as Assistant Manager for the Employment Agency in Lapeer. He retired in 1984 with the first “early out” offered by the State. Always a thoughtful, quiet man, his family was his number one source of joy. The oldest of 6 children, his brothers, sisters, Mother and Father, Wife, children, and grandchildren were more than his family, they were his best friends for his entire life.

Left to remember his love are his beloved wife and best friend of 60 years, Brenda (Cornelius) LeClaire; their youngest children, Joe (Tina) LeClaire and Ann (Pat Lederle) LeClaire; daughter-in-law, Kathy LeClaire; former son-in-law, Stacy (Shannon) Mitchell; his grandchildren, Wendy (Kyle) VanTiem, Christopher Lowe, Austin Slemp, Maxwell Mitchell, Madeline Mitchell, Benjamin (Alex) Mitchell and Luke LeClaire; his great-grandchildren, Santiago VanTiem, Oliver Lowe and Aurora Mitchell; his two sisters, Mary Sevo and Eunice (Kelly) Elledge; brother-in-law, Dick (Margaret) Absher; sister-in-law, Barbara LeClaire; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Lionel was preceded in death by he and Brenda’s two oldest sons, John David LeClaire and Thomas Michael LeClaire; his brothers, Bernard, Gerald and Ralph LeClaire; brother-in-law, Jim Sevo; his sisters-in-law, Sheryl (Cornelius) Absher, Leta LeClaire and Dorothy LeClaire.

Yvonne Compton

COMPTON, Yvonne – Of Burton, age 99, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at The Oaks at Woodfield in Grand Blanc.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Saturday, August 14, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison,

Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation 4-8pm Friday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. Visitation 9:30am Saturday at church until the time of the Mass.

Yvonne was born in Flint, Michigan on June 2, 1922, the daughter of the late Louis and Minnie (Sparks) Stoutenburg. On May 4, 1946, she married the man down the street, James Compton at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Flint. After 65 years of marriage, James passed away in 2011.

Surviving are children, Cheryl (Ed) Kacon of TN, Bruce of St. Helen, Mark (Amy Petiprin) of Fenton, MI, and Eileen Brown (Greg Tomkinson) of Flint Twp.;

6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren;

And numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by damn near everyone, including her parents, mother and father-in-law, Arlie and Julia Compton, brothers and their wives, John Orville (Betty, Norma), William (Anna and Mary), sister, Berniece, daughters-in-law, Karen and Becky, great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Mooney, nephew, Gary, brothers-in-law and their wives, Bernie and Gloria Compton and Joe and Rita Compton.

Rose Marie Schultheiss-Lausten

Our Mom Rose has been reunited with our Lord and all the Angels in Heaven. Rose Marie Schultheiss-Lausten passed away peacefully at the age of 81 at her home on July 14th in Riverside, CA.

Rose was born in Flint, MI on September 27th, 1939, to Joseph “Nap” and Kathleen Laurin.

She graduated from St. Mary High School in Mt. Morris, MI in 1957 where she lettered in basketball. Soon after she attended Flint Junior College on a scholarship.

In 1962, she married Stuart Dunlap Schultheiss. After living in Flint they eventually built a house in Davison, MI. They were married for 44 years before his passing.

Mom originally had wanted to become a school teacher. Instead, she ended up working at AC sparkplug in the office. She even received an award for being the only person to show up to work one day due to a massive snow storm. She walked to work that day.

In Davison, she was part of the board, choir, PREP teacher, and also a Eucharistic Minister at St. John’s Catholic Church. She volunteered at Central Elementary School in the special education classes and made many a friend there.

Mom loved to keep busy and do many things. She played racquetball, knitting, crocheting, and to make macrame as well as restoring wood antique furniture. But her favorite thing to do was golf with her “fabulous foursome,” Judy, Dolores, and Carol.

In 1984, she started back to work at Blue Care Network on Beecher Road where she retired from.

In 2001, Rose and Stuart made the permanent move to the Palm Springs, CA area where she continued her busy ways. She was part of her Condo Assoc. board. She worked both the Skins Game and Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra professional golf tournaments.

My mom will be forever remembered for her loving, listening, hearing, friendly, smiling, and helping personality. She never complained despite her crippling arthritis pain because she “always had something to do and couldn’t be bothered by the pain.” Rose and Kenneth Lausten were married in November 2007. They enjoyed traveling around the country together. They were married 13 years before her passing.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents “Nap” and Kathleen Laurin, brother Pat Laurin and husband Stuart Schultheiss. She is survived by her brother Art Laurin, sister Theresa Meyer, daughter Celeste Tinetti, granddaughter MacKenzie Clarkson, son Dennis Schultheiss, his wife Tiffany and sons Anthony, Michael, and Tristan, and of course her loving husband Ken Lausten. A memorial service will be held at a later date when Rose’s ashes will be put in a crypt at the Riverside National Cemetery. Please include Proverbs 3:5:6 in remembrance. Please make a donation in our mom’s name to the Arthritis.org organization.

God bless you mom, and the way you blessed us.

Judith Miller

Miller, Judith “Judy” of Davison, formerly of Highland, aged 87 passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday August 1, 2021 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Stephen; parents John and Helen Matthews, and many brothers and sisters. Judy is survived by her children Amy (Celeste) Miller Banes and Andrew (Kristen) Miller; grandchildren Molly (Michael) Banes, Craig (Ellie) Banes Jr., Jack Banes, and Katie Miller; and special caregiver Tyler Houser.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, the consummate homemaker, and devout Catholic. Born in Madison, Wisconsin on August 7, 1933, the youngest of six children, Judy went on to work as a dental hygienist before marrying Stephen on June 30, 1962. Judy enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and gardening. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011

Charles Gregory Young

YOUNG, Charles Gregory – of Davison, MI, age 74, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, 1:30 PM Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49012. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in Gregory’s memory.

Gregory was born in Battle Creek, MI on November 7, 1946, son of the late Charles T. and Beatrice (Rodriguez) Young. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1969. Gregory was employed with Hewlett Packard where he earned a Project Manager Certification. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of Davison’s Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. At the age of 70, Gregory achieved a Black Belt in Karate.

Gregory is survived by his wife, Betty Young; 3 sons, Jeff Young, Matthew (Regina) Young and Mark Young; 2 step-children, Jim (Lesa) Krause and Melissa (Matt) Ehrmantraut; 2 grandchildren, Sydney Young and Andrew Young; 10 step-grandchildren, James, Nate, Brett, Kelsey, Alyssa, Matthew, Alex, Avery, Kaiya and Konrad; brother, Terry (Debbie) Young; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles T. and Beatrice Young; step-son, Kris Krause and brother, Richard Young.

Lawrence Stacer

STACER, Lawrence “Larry”, age 77, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Symphony Linden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 4PM Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev.Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski will officiate with private interment at St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 2PM until the time of the Mass at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church.

Larry was born in Harbor Beach, MI on March 22, 1944, son of the late Anthony and Sabina (Schroeder) Stacer. He married Willa Sampson in Lake Orion, MI on January 31, 1970. She preceded him in death on December 16, 2012. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired General Motors in 2006 after 42 ½ years of service. Larry loved going to the casino and playing cards at the senior center. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers play.

Larry is survived by his children, Renee (Christian) Stacer-Newton, Darryl (Jeannie) Stacer; grandchildren, Emma Stacer, Lucas Stacer and Logan Stacer; siblings, Marie (Laverne) Leppek, Janet (Alan) Thor, Herbert (Sandra) Stacer, Charlie (Mary Ann) Stacer, Irma Stacer and Barb (Bob) Witucki. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Hunter; sisters Stella Peters and Margaret Ann Kubacki.

Pauline Minto

MINTO, Pauline Elizabeth (Maschino) – of Davison, MI, age 93, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-8 PM Monday, July 26, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Monday, July 26, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Pauline was born in Davison, MI on January 9, 1928, daughter of the late William and Lucille (Westgate) Maschino. She married Garald “Gab” Minto on June 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2001. Pauline was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Davison American Legion Auxiliary Post #267. She was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1946, and along with her husband, was one of the four founding couples of Davison Country Club and Davison Athletic Club. Pauline enjoyed baking and she especially loved sharing her baked goods. Her favorite place in the world was the family cottage at Higgins Lake and being there with her family.

Pauline is survived by son, Gary (Debbie) Minto; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Minto, Cheryl (Travis) Buhl and Melissa Minto; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Blake, Angela, Gabriella, Trenten, Grant and Drew; sister, Gerry Carlson; sisters-in-law, Alice Stefanko, Marilyn Minto and Joanne Minto; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucille Maschino; husband, Garald “Gab” Minto; grandson, Andrew Minto; twin sister, Norine LaLonde; three sisters, Mary Miles, Helen Toles and Evelyn Grimes; a host of brothers and sisters-in-law.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Residential Hospice for the fabulous care they provided for Pauline.

Lawrence Vachon

VACHON, Lawrence Achille – of Davison, MI, age 79, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment immediately following the Mass in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, in Larry’s memory.

Larry was born in Birmingham, MI on October 25, 1941, son of the late Harvey and Mildred (Kleine) Vachon. He married Kathleen Murphy on April 19, 1968 in Madison Heights, MI. Larry was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He loved classic cars, golfing, attending air shows, watching sports, trips to the casino and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife, Kathleen Vachon; 4 children, Ken (Katie) Vachon, Mark (Sheri) Vachon, Dawn (Greg) Thomas and Matthew (Darlene) Vachon; 10 grandchildren, Julia, Emily, Devon, Breana, Alex, Zach, Sophia, Jacob, Arabella and Victoria; sister, Carole Beltz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Mildred Vachon; 2 brothers, Donald Vachon and Richard Vachon.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Amanda and Jessica at DaVita Dialysis in Davison, Dr. Robert Molnar and Dr. James Walter for their compassionate and professional care of Larry.

Daniel Hempton

HEMPTON, Daniel L. – of Goodrich, MI, age 87, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held 12 PM Monday, August 2, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Monday, August 2, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Dan’s memory.

Dan was born in Flint, MI on July 14, 1934, son of the late George and Lulu (Berthume) Hempton. He married Janet Thomas on June 30, 1956 in Grand Blanc, MI. Dan retired from Buick Motor Division in 1987 after 32 years of service. He and his wife, Jan, founded Jan’s Sport Shop in 1968. Together, they ran a successful business for 40 years. He enjoyed meeting new people, watching his family play sports, cheering on Goodrich athletics, traveling with his family in their motorhome and golfing whenever he could. Dan and Jan were lucky to see a lot of the world with a lot of good friends and relatives, and also made wonderful memories living in Goodrich, MI for almost a lifetime.

Dan is survived by his wife, Janet Hempton; 2 children, Janell (Tim) Zirnhelt and Bradley (Stephanie) Hempton; 5 grandchildren, Ashley (Bob) Aikens, Ryan (Ashley) Hempton, Jillian (Charles Plambeck) Zirnhelt, Jolynn Zirnhelt and Thomas Zirnhelt; 8 great-grandchildren, Jackson and Maverick Aikens and Breanna, Braden, Dana, Delaney, Jared Daniel and Amaya Hempton; 2 sisters, Lola Hofacer and Lois (Bob) Bouck; sister-in-law, Pat Hempton; 3 brothers-in-law, Dallas (Janet) Thomas, Clark (Rita) Thomas and Jerry (Kathy) Thomas; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lulu Hempton; 2 brothers, George “Sonny” Hempton and Jim and Sherry Hempton; brother-in-law, Giles Hofacer.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Nancy Myers for being Dan’s friend and caregiver, as well as Dan’s loving niece, Rachel Caverly. Also, a very special thank you to Dr. Rebecca Baumbach and the nurses and staff of Heart to Heart Hospice with The Villages of Lapeer for their compassionate and professional care of Dan.

Thank you to Nathan Hempton for thoughtfully constructing the beautiful urn.

Todd Lajewski

Todd Michael Lajewski 44, of Lapeer died tragically as a result of an automobile accident on I-75, Monday, July 19, 2021.

Todd was born January 31, 1977 in Flint, Michigan to Anthony Paul & Mary Jo (Reuther) Lajewski. He graduated from Lapeer West High School, class of 1995. He married the love of his life, Theresa Nolan on September 14, 2002 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. Todd earned his associates degree at Mott Community College. He continued his education with leadership classes at Davenport College of Business. He was always striving to improve himself at his craft. He worked as a senior project engineer with HMS Mfg. Co. in Troy and Tapco International prior to HMS. Todd brought a creative precision and a passionate talent to his job which in turn earned his colleague’s respect. He was a gifted carpenter and was always ready to help with family projects. Todd was an extremely honest man always “giving it to you straight”. He was a forward thinker in all aspects of his life. Todd was accomplished both professionally and personally. He never took credit for himself he always said “it’s not me, it’s God”. Above all Todd was a family man. In Theresa’s words “He was our protector.” Todd will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. His legacy will live on in his 7 children.

Todd is survived by his wife Theresa Lajewski; seven children: Anthony, Lydia, Thomas, Nicholas, Noah, Claire, and Baby Johnanthan; parents, Anthony Paul & Mary Jo Lajewski of Lapeer; brother Brad Lajewski of Lapeer; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many extended family who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Catherine Lajewski; nephew, Luke Thomas Riselay; and his mother and father-in-law, Don and Mary Nolan. In lieu of flowers memorial Masses are requested for the gentle repose of Todd’s soul. Visitation will be 1-9 Pm Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. The rosary will be prayed at 7pm Sunday at Muir Brothers, Lapeer. Funeral Mass will be held at 12pm Monday, July 26 2021 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423. Father Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Monday. Final interment will be at Mt. Loretto Catholic Cemetery, Lapeer.

Clarence Halligan

HALLIGAN, Clarence Daniel Patrick – of Davison, MI, age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Mass, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Clarence’s memory.

Clarence was born April 5, 1929 in Clio, MI to William and Clara (Swantek) Halligan.  He was a graduate of Clio High School Class of 1947. A proud U.S. Army veteran, Clarence honorably served his country during the Korean War, from 1951-1953. He didn’t often talk about the war but would share the good memories of building bridges to help the country and its people. As Sergeant, he loved to cook for his fellow servicemen, especially when he could acquire ingredients to make his famous fudge. After returning from Korea, Clarence attended General Motors Institute graduating from an apprenticeship as a journeyman Machine Repairman. He retired from General Motors in 1977 with many lifelong friends and great stories. Clarence married Mary T. Goyette on June 18, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Flint, MI. He called her “the best wife” and always said he knew how lucky he was. Clarence was her devoted and loving caregiver until her death on September 25, 2010. The Halligan’s had beautifully full lives being world travelers and friends to everyone, never meeting a stranger. They led by example putting others first and helping those in need, feeling honored and humbled to do so. A legacy their family will continue.

Clarence is survived by 5 daughters, who he taught could do anything because they are “Clarence Halligan’s daughters.” 2 sons who are his pride and joy. All 7 will carry on his strength, determination, optimism, and devotion to family. Maureen Halligan (Lee Clark), Anne Mead, Thomas (Patti) Halligan, James (Debbie) Halligan, Joan Halligan-Beckelic (Bryan), Carol Halligan (Tim Nyman) and Jacqueline Halligan; 16 grandchildren, Patrick Clark (Victoria Khaydar), Molly Clark, Erin Clark-Lupo (Josh), Katie Clark, Crissy (Shane) Stinson, Jeremy (Margo) Halligan, Alicia Lewis (Jeff), Mindy Halligan (Noah Hellner), Duncan Halligan (Jessica Baumbach), Adrean (Tom) Elliott, Kyle Beckelic (Somer Failing), Brooklyn Beckelic (Clinton Kish), Jay (Brittany) Morrow, Ben Morrow (Taylor Dawes), Ana Halligan and David Halligan; 13 great-grandchildren, Faith, Alexa, and Wade Stinson, Marie and Thomas Halligan, Sybil Lewis, Thomas and Riley Elliott, Savanna B, Brody and Lukas Tewksbury, Ryan Kish, Paisley Morrow; 2 sisters, Agnes Hempsall and Clara Wylie; sister-in-law, Sue Halligan; many other family and friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his loving and cherished wife, Mary T. Halligan; grandson, Andrew David Clark; son-in-law, Gary Mead; many brothers and sisters.

Lois Meikle

MEIKLE, LOIS – of Lapeer, age 76, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Stonegate Assisted Living – Lapeer. Per Lois’ wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 noon Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment will be held at St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive visitors from 11 AM until time of Mass on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or Hospice Homes of Genesee/Lapeer County.

Lois was born in Port Huron, MI on August 1, 1944, daughter of the late Gabriel and Pauline Grattan. She married John Meikle of Yale, MI on July 10, 1965. Lois enjoyed gardening, decorating cakes and many years of traveling with her church community. She had a love for country line dancing with her husband and many special friends.  Lois worked for many years at Gibson/American Greetings as a merchandiser and also the Oregon Twp. Hall. She enjoyed listening to her grandchildren and attended many band concerts, soccer games, horse shows and other school events.

Lois is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Christine (Tony) Lorf; sons, Jeffrey (Kim Ulrich) Meikle, Kevin (Peggy) Meikle; grandchildren, Chandler, Samantha and Jillian Lorf, Andrew and Sara Meikle and Mitchell (Michelle) Ulrich, Kaitlyn (Seungjun) Hwang and Krista Ulrich; sister, Gail Brown of Port Huron; brother, Edwin Grattan of Folsom, CA; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Frederick Grattan.

James Bradley

BRADLEY, JAMES DAVID – Of Clio, age 73, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison.

James was born in Flint, Michigan on June 26, 1947, the son of John Delbert “J.D.” and Genette Celia “Ruthie” (Plamondon) Bradley.

He was a “True Northender.” He attended Sacred Heart School, where he was an Altar Boy for many years K-11; graduating from Northwestern High School in 1965.

He enjoyed playing high school sports, where he excelled. He attended Flint Junior College, becoming a member of Delta Sigma Nu Fraternity.

He attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. He loved his cabin in the Upper Peninsula. Many good times were enjoyed thru the years. He loved boating, fishing and golfing. He had a passion for History.

He was a member of the Flint Area Parochial Schools and The Northenders-Flint.

He loved his family, relatives, friends and pets.

Surviving are wife, Paula Susan Sarvas Bradley;

sons, Adam Hopkins of Oklahoma, John Paul Bradley, Joseph Lee Bradley and daughter in love, Tess Bradley, all of Ferndale;

sisters and brother, Janet (Jerry) Koryciak;

Robert Bradley, Renea Bradley Horner;

all his nieces, nephews and many cousins; special friend, Linda (Crager) Hathcock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John “J.D.” and Genette Celia “Ruthie” (Plamondon) Bradley; twin sisters, Becky Bradley Sykes and Dr. Sandra Bradley; in-laws, Paul and Evelyn Sarvas; his beloved dogs, Stoken, Puddles and Pepe.

Ruth Meek

MEEK, RUTH ANNA – of Davison, age 78, passed away on July 13, 2021 at Porter Adult Foster Care in Mt. Morris. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, July 19, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison RD. Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Interment will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home.  A Rosary will be prayed 4 PM on Sunday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday.

Ruth was born in Flint, MI on October 14, 1942, daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Russell) Downey. She loved her gardening, flowers, and her butterflies. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ruth is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Thompson, Shanna (Randy) Mallette and Theresa (Allen) Gray-Vinton; grandchildren, Krystle (Richard) Vest and Joseph Gray Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Meek, Maia and Kira Vest; sister, Gail (Richard) Ring and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter Mary Ellen and brother, John Downey.

Jacqueline Hazel Haxer

HAXER, Jacqueline “Jackie” Hazel – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Jackie’s memory.

Jackie was born in Detroit, MI on December 20, 1932, daughter of the late Howard and Hazel (McKinnon) Haxer. Jackie was employed as a Sales Representative for the Johnson Rubber Company until her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI where she sang in the Resurrection Choir. She was also an avid golfer, bowler and she loved to read. Her family and friends will cherish the fond memories they have of her delicious cooking, and of her boating skills as “Captain” of her pontoon boat.

Jackie is survived by nephew, Bill Warwick; niece, Lynn Warwick; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Hazel Haxer; dear friend of 54 years, Dolores “Lorrie” Dulzo; sister, Betty Warwick; 2 brothers, Edsel Hossack and Howard Haxer, Jr.

Barbara Coatta

COATTA, Barbara Jane, age 95, went to her heavenly home on July 10, 2021. Just as she lived her amazing life, she passed surrounded by her beloved family.

Barb was born in Indianapolis, IN on July 27, 1925 to Delmore and Helen Nuckles, who moved to Detroit in 1936.  While working at the railroad, Barb met Richard Coatta and they married on May 18, 1946. Together they lived in Royal Oak, where they raised their family on a loving foundation of faith, memory-making camping trips, delicious baked goods, card games and laughs. They moved to Mayville, MI in 1995.

As a homemaker, Barb’s priority was her family and her many friends. Everyone felt her unconditional love, care and dedication. Barb was an avid Detroit Tiger’s fan and rarely missed watching a game. She was the heart of her family whose prayers, cookies and hugs cured many skinned knees, broken hearts and rain-soaked East Jordan camping trips. Possibly keeping several local Hallmarks in business on her own, she had an impeccable memory for sending cards for special occasions, signing every one with her signature “xoxo.” It’s no doubt, she will be dearly missed by many. Barb leaves a strong and lasting legacy of faith to her family as she relied on prayer and Jesus into her final days.

Barb is survived by her children Suzanne McBride, Deana Wallace (Gordon), Richard Coatta Jr. (Mary), Lisa Hamil (George) and Lori Gaines (Steve) and  son-in-law Mitch Olejniczak (Connie). Her grandchildren include Lee, Scott, Joe, Becki, Katie, Kara, Kristen, Michelle, Ricky, Valerie, Kenny, Hannah and Jacob. Barb was blessed with 23 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many “bonus” stepfamily members and a large extended family and friend group.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Coatta Sr.; daughter, Sandra Olejniczak; sons-in-law, Lee Buddy and Michael McBride; brother, Delmore Nuckles Jr.

Visitation will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, MI 48423 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m.  A private interment will take place at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, MI at  a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Medical Team Hospice, 4400 S. Saginaw St., Ste 1300, Flint, MI 48507. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden, MI 48451.

Joann Ruhala

Joann Alice Ruhala of Burton, age 90, died Friday July 9, 2021 at Regency of Grand Blanc. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday July 14, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski Celebrant, with private burial in Crestwood Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Wednesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to St. John Catholic Church Memorial Fund or Catholic Charities.

Joann was born in Flint Michigan on December 1, 1930 the daughter of the late Ray & Alice (Hatt) Oberley and has resided in the Flint area most of her life. She was joined in marriage to James Ruhala on September 24, 1949 in Flint. Joann was a graduate of Clio High School Class of 1948. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. She enjoyed music and was formerly a member of the Sweet Adeline’s; she also loved to quilt and spent numerous hours doing crossword puzzles. She was employed by Dr. James Pawloski DDS for over twenty seven years, and continued to work for several other Doctors after her retirement.

Joann had a great love and devotion to her family and especially her loving daughters and grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of seventy-one years James, daughters: Judith Ann Ruhala, Deborah Joann Witt and husband Robert, Diana Lynn LeBlanc and husband Paul. She also leaves her six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends. Joann is preceded in death by sister Betty Matthews, and brothers Gilbert Oberley, and Raymond Oberley. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Vernon Ihrke, Jr.

IHRKE, Vernon, Jr. – of Flint, MI, age 62, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Friday, July 9, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be 11 AM until time of service.

Vernon was born in Lapeer, MI on September 12, 1958, son of Vernon and Hazel (Johnson) Ihrke. He married Phyllis Clemens on June 1, 1992 in Lapeer, MI. Vernon loved to go fishing and spending time with family.

Vernon is survived by wife, Phyllis; mother, Hazel; sisters, Ann Marie, Linda and brother, Jesse (Karen) Ihrke; many nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by father, Vernon Sr.

Wayne Fortune

FORTUNE, Wayne Louis – Of Burton, age 96, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Father Carl Simon officiating.

Burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Dominican Nuns.

Visitation 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 11am Thursday at church until the time of the Mass.

Wayne was born in Proctor, Vermont on December 30, 1924, the son of the late Lewis and Edith (Dayour) Fortune. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton and was a 3rd Degree with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed dancing, going to Sam’s Club and mowing his yard. He enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren, Clayton and Hadley. Mr. Fortune retired from GM.

He leaves behind his son, Robert (Joan) Fortune;

grandchildren, Jason (Christina) Fortune, Melisa (Robert) Rogers, Justin (Laura) Fortune and Corey (Rachel) Sorensen;

8 great-grandchildren;

4 great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Kindred Hospice, especially Jennifer Anderson and the entire staff; and special thanks to Rhonda Britton, his neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Patricia and seven siblings.

Dolores Dulzo

DULZO, Dolores “Lorrie” Ann – of Davison, MI, age 94, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Lorrie’s memory.

Lorrie was born in Detroit, MI on January 11, 1927, daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Anne (Baenziger) Dulzo. Her childhood and young adult years were spent growing up in the Roseville, Romeo and Rochester, MI communities. After graduating from high school, Lorrie went on to study and pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. The majority of those 40(+) years as an RN were spent at Ascension/Crittenton hospital in Rochester, MI, caring for the needs of patients and staff. For most of her adult life she resided in the Ortonville/Oxford area, where in her spare time she loved to garden, travel, knit and enjoyed many outdoor sports and activities, especially golf. After retiring, she moved to Davison MI. In the past few years, she has been spending time with neighbors, family and friends playing cards, completing countless jigsaw puzzles and riding her stationary bike.

Lorrie is survived by her dear friend of 54 years, Jackie Haxer; 3 nieces, Kathy (Dempsey) Smith, Lori Filips and Amy Biskner; 3 nephews, Dave (Anne) Sheldon, Larry (Deneice) Sheldon and Greg (Pam) Sheldon; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; 22 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anne Dulzo Sr.; brother, Charles “Chuck” Dulzo Jr. and his wife, Peg; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” (Dulzo) Sheldon and her husband, Richard; nephew, Jim Dulzo; 3 nieces, Vicki (Jeff) Bulman, Karen (Michael) Muro and Lisa Sheldon and great-niece, Jennifer Smith.

Rev. Fr. Francis Joseph Faraci

FARACI, Rev. Fr. Francis Joseph. – of Burton, Michigan, age 93, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Charter Senior Living of Davison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423, Bishop Earl Boyea, celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, July 5, 2021 at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Monday, immediately followed by a Memorial Service conducted under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christian Service Commissions of the parishes Father served or the Senior Priest Build at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton

Father Francis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 3, 1928, son of the late Pietro and Maria (Mancuso) Faraci. He was ordained to the Priesthood on September 10, 1959, for the Capuchin Province of Saint Joseph, and Incardinated into Diocese of Lansing on June 3, 1985. Father Francis was a Parochial Vicar at Saint Paul in Owosso, Saint Pius X in Flint, Resurrection in Lansing, Saint Joseph in Adrian, and Saint Pius X in Flint. He was the Pastor of Holy Family in Ovid and Saint Mary in Flint. Father Francis attained Senior Priest Status, and became the Sacramental Minister at Saint Francis Xavier, Otisville in June 2003. He was the Temporary Administrator at Holy Rosary of Flint in 2011.

Father Francis is survived by brother, Peter Faraci of Sterling Heights, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro and Maria (Mancuso) Faraci; siblings, Vita, Mary, Josephine, Anna, James, Frances and Pietro.

Bridget G. Borton

Bridget G. Borton of Fenton, formerly of Otisville, age 91 died Tuesday June 29, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday July 7, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, burial will follow in Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive visitors from 1-4 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Bridget will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Wednesday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to Adopt a Pet or Genesee County Humane Society.

Bridget was born in Chicago Illinois on November 5, 1929 the daughter of the late Bryan and Josephine (Nolan) Kennedy and has resided in the Fenton area the last seven years and Otisville for over twenty five years. She was joined in marriage to James A. Borton on April 22, 1951 and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1991. She graduated from St. Agnes School of Nursing in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and had been employed by Flint General Hospital for over twenty-five years retiring as Director of Nursing in 1976.

Surviving is son Danny and wife Susan Borton of Linden, daughters: Ann and husband Joseph Brabbs of Winter Garden Fla, and Susan and husband Steve Richardson of Las Vegas Nevada. She also leaves her loving eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She also is survived by cousin Joan Maccario of Alden Pa. and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by son Dennis Borton, sisters: Josephine Hubona, Theresa Tomasek, Mary Zwiebel, Judy Michalek, brother Patrick Kennedy and cousin Fr. John McNamara. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Carolyn Mochty

MOCHTY, Carolyn – of Burton, age 84, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at Argentine Care Center. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 noon Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, June 21, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison, Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born in Flint, MI on October 10, 1936, daughter of the late Oscar and Nellie (Kisner) Vogel. She married Leo J. Mochty on November 8, 1958 and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2010.

Carolyn is survived by children, Christine Mochty, Donald Mochty, Natalie Mochty and Jonathon Mochty; grandchildren, Anthony Mochty, Patrick Leavitt, Madyson and McKenzie Mochty; great-grandchildren, Kaysie, Anna and Leo; sister, Fran Kranz, brother, David; sister-in-laws, Pat (Joe) Oldeck and Cathy (John) Keener; very special friends, Lloyd (Norma) Taylor; many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by son, Ronald Mochty; son-in-law, Andy Raymond and sister, Jean Grappin.

Andrea “Andy” Peraino

PERAINO, Andrea “Andy” Valentino – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, immediately following the Mass in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by Memorial Services conducted under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in Andy’s memory.

Andy was born in Flint, MI on February 14, 1930, son of the late Philip and Nellie (Barbara) Peraino. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1947-1949 and the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1951-1953. Andy married Vivian Cavalier on July 19, 1952 in Flint, MI. He retired from General Motors after more than 33 years of service. After retirement, Andy worked for Flint Manufacturing. He was a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523, where he served as past Grand Knight and past Faithful Navigator. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Andy enjoyed hunting, bowling, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Andy is survived by his wife, Vivian Peraino; 5 children, Phillip (Cindy) Peraino, Nannette (Tim) Wolak, Vic Peraino, Frank Peraino and Andrea (Joe) Ebnit; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Soresi; brother-in-law, Angelo D’Angelo; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Nellie Peraino; 2 sisters, Sara Parks and Vera D’Angelo; 3 brothers, Philip Peraino, Roy Peraino and Bill Peraino.

Marie Hayden

HAYDEN, Marie H. – of Davison, MI, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St, Burton, MI 48509 at 12 PM, Friday, June 11, 2021; Rev. Fr. Denis Spitzley, celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Davison. The family will receive visitors 10 AM – 12 PM prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East.

Marie was born in Ecorse, MI on December 12, 1923, daughter of late Wirth and Harriet (Miller) Pickard. She married Ernest R. Hayden on May 5, 1945 in Davison, MI, and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1981. Marie was a Charter Member of Blessed Sacrament, serving as an officer in many different capacities including Altar Society, Steven’s Ministries, St. Pauline’s Guild and 50 and over club. Marie was a true matriarch and loved her family. She retired from GM after 40 years of service.

Marie is survived by her children, John Hayden, Nancy (John) Gellings, David (Joy) Hayden, Steven (Kim) Hayden, Thomas Hayden, Mark Hayden, Karen (Chris) Fron and Kathryn (Daniel) Graunstadt; 4 generations of grandchildren; siblings, Delano (Joyce) Pickard and Orville (Dawn) Pickard and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Dena Hayden.

Mary Chapel

CHAPEL MARY LOUISE – Of Flushing, formerly of Davison, age 83, died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at her residence.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 12, 2021 at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel.

Father Carl Simon officiating.

Burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County.

Visitation 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Rosary will be prayed 7p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Mary Louise was born in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1937, the daughter of the late Domenico and Angelina (Costanza) D’Itri and step-father, Carmello Collica. She graduated from Central High School in 1956 and attended Flint Junior College, received Bachelor’s from U of M Flint and Masters from U of M Ann Arbor. On June 23, 1956 she married Clinton Chapel in Flint and he preceded her in death in 2001. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison for many years. She enjoyed needlepoint, figure skating, gardening and spending time with her family.

Mary Louise was employed at CMH as a social worker and went on to own her own practice as a therapist.

Surviving are sons, Matthew and Christopher;

grandchildren, Roxanne Chapel, Amber (Greg) Hagen, Justin (Sindu) Chapel, Jesse Chapel, Megan, Abigail and Portia Chapel;

6 great-grandchildren, Noah, Jack, Samuel, David, Andrew and Esther Hagen;

brother-in-law, Paul (Janet);

nephews and nieces, Michael D’Itri, Angela Wiley, Patricia Ann D’Itri, Julie D’Itri, Dennis D’Itri and Leslie Chapel;

cousins, Pam, Brian and Brad Dowdy;

special school friends, Clara Cardriche and Sally Torres;

special friend of 70 years, Carol McCarty;

granddog, Molly.

Special thank you to Patricia D’Itri and Pam Dowdy for their care and support.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clinton, Jr.; brothers, Frank (Patricia) D’Itri and Louie (Beverly) Di’Itri and cousin, Greg Dowdy.

2021-22 Religious Ed. Registration

To register for Pre K-12 grade Religious Education online, click here! (All sessions this year are back in the classroom).

For a printable version of the Pre K-12 grade Religious Ed Registration form, click here!

2021-22 Sessions:
Sunday 6:15 – 7:30 pm > grades 1 ~ 6
Tuesday 5:45 – 7:00 pm > grades PK ~ 6
Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm > grades 7 ~ 12

If you are interested in Adult Formation opportunities, please visit our Adult or Becoming Catholic -RCIA pages.

If you have questions about the PreK-12 Religious Ed. programs, please feel free to contact:
Jan Gravel – Director of Religious Education (grades PK – 8) – 810-658-4776, ext. 236
Becky Beck – Youth Minister and Confirmation Director (grades 9 – 12) – 810-658-2875

(Please note Jan and Becky (and the Religious Ed offices) are out for the summer but we do check our messages. We will all return by August 15, 2021.)

2021-22 Registration FAQ’s

When do I register?
As soon as possible. This is very important for planning purposes. Registration includes ALL GRADES PK THRU GRADE 12 (and Confirmation.) All sessions are back in the classroom and begin the week of September 12, 2021.

How do I register?

ONLINE registration and printable registration forms are now available on our website: https://stjohndavison.org/religious-ed-registration/. For the printable form, print off, & fill out. One (1) registration form per family.

Where do I send my registration?
Online forms are submitted automatically when you click ‘SUBMIT’.  Completed printed form—return by mail to the P.R.E.P. office 505 N Dayton St, Davison, MI 48423 or fax to 810-652-0310.

What is the cost of tuition and where do I pay?
The discounted tuition rate will remain at $50.00 per student. Payments will be accepted beginning August 15, 2021 in the Religious Ed. office in the Family Center (including credit card payments).

What payment forms are accepted?
Cash, Check Credit Cards – Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

Need further information?
Check the bulletin and/or website www.stjohndavison.org for updated information, or call the Religious Ed. office at (810) 653-4056.

 

Lois Prevo

Lois Jean Prevo, age 88, formerly of Davison died Monday May 31, 2021 at Stonegate Health Campus. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1:00 PM Friday June 4, 2021 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating: with private burial in Meadowview Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Friday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in Lois’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Lois was born in Flint Michigan on March 30, 1933 the daughter of the late Archie & Minnie (Arsenault) Christenson and had resided in the Davison area most of her life. Lois was a lover of all types of music and loved playing the piano. She also collected tiger animals, prints, and other items. She was also a wonderful instigator with the Kids, from marsh mellow fights to sing alongs and over all Horse play, She will be terribly missed…Rock On “Free Bird”!!! Lois had been employed by General Motors; AC-Delphi Division for over thirty years retiring in 1998.

Surviving are children: Bill Barclay, Jim (Monica) Barclay, and Stephanie McFall. She also leaves her loving eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Also surviving is sisters; Dorothy (Pete) Flynn, Erma Madore, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by daughter-in-law Deborah Barclay, and Lois’s sisters Betty Kimosh, and Shirley Woodbeck. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

New Relaxed Mask Order

Recent guidance from the CDC states that “Fully vaccinated people no longer  need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting. Masks/ facial coverings are still requested of those who are unvaccinated and/or those who are at risk  and  concerned about exposure. The two center sections of the church will have open seating while the surrounding  seating will continue to have rosaries every other row for seating. Daily mass will continue to be held in the main church to allow for plenty of space. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

Discovering Poland with Fr. Andrew

Join Fr. Andrew’s trip to Discover Poland, August 6-17, 2022! More details here.

A recording of the information Zoom meeting can be found here: https://collette.zoom.us/rec/share/ProMiCpVc0O1C3AJC6dBg8bWipz2JekWG4jWq4hD_nXn4pIVfkB07ap3mK3lNNZb.slw0muHoSVI9qWFR

Highlights include: Warsaw, Choices on Tour, Malbork Castle, Gdansk, Solidarity Shipyards, Torun, Gingerbread Baking, Wroclaw, Jasna Góra Monastery, Black Madonna, Krakow, Auschwitz, Folklore Show & Dinner.

Pilgrimage to Israel with Fr. Andrew

Join Fr. Andrew’s Pilgrimage to Israel, February 21 – March 1, 2022! More details here.

A recording of the information Zoom meeting can be found here: https://collette.zoom.us/rec/share/nypcMPQYFK_I5tnLt8vKpGWwcN7rZ0LgZj_K3PKw8kSeLfiNyaqyRdVRsABOF8w.TGCa86hvI8rirB2O

Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Church of the Transfiguration, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Celebrate Mass Daily.

Return to Mass Guidelines

Please see the latest from Bishop Boyea on the Diocese of Lansing will be handling the Coronavirus outbreak below:

The Diocese of Lansing has today published guidelines aimed at assisting parishes to safely re-open public Masses by the end of the month.

“The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most “essential service” ever gifted to humanity,” said Jeremy Priest, Director of Worship for the Diocese of Lansing, May 13, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

“These new guidelines will help parishes take small but sure and certain steps in the coming days and weeks towards safely resuming public Masses in a prudent and sensible way and with a commitment to the highest standards of public health.”

Beginning on Monday May 18, parishes across the Diocese of Lansing will be able to welcome a maximum of 5% of their church’s seating capacity for daily Masses, Monday to Saturday. Parishes are encouraged to be creative and apostolic in how they allocate these places at Holy Mass.

Today’s guidelines set out the safety and hygiene expectations that will accompany that gradual return of Mass including the practicing of social distancing and rigorous sanitation measures including the wearing of face masks. Parishes are also highly encouraged to continue offering livestream Masses online.

Then from Friday May 29, public Masses are due to return to the Diocese of Lansing with the number of those able to attend Holy Mass increasing from 5% to a maximum of 25% of a church’s seating capacity.

The obligation upon all Catholics to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended across the Diocese of Lansing until, at least, July 31.

The gradual reopening of Masses comes two months after the Diocese of Lansing suspended public liturgies in an attempt to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus which, so far, has stricken over 47,000 people across Michigan, killing at least 4,500. May they rest in peace.

* To read the Diocese of Lansing Guidelines in full click here.

 

Watch Mass Online!

We have two options available for viewing Mass during this time: via live video on Facebook or recorded later on Youtube.

Watch Mass take place LIVE on Facebook
Watch Mass recordings later via Youtube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Mass will be live streamed on FaceBook on Sunday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Holy Week Masses will be live streamed on our Face Book page. Stay tuned for more information next week. So you can pray and celebrate with us, worship aids will be available for your personal use.

Acts of Spiritual Communion

It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make and Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping him in his Body and Blood. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.

 

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that
You are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all
things, and I desire to
receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at
this moment receive You
sacramentally, come at
least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as
if You were already
there and unite myself
Wholly to you.
Never permit me to be
separated from You.
Amen.

Sign-Up for FORMED

FORMED is an exciting new gateway to the best Catholic teaching videos, books, and audio talks to deepen your parishioners’ relationship with Christ and his Church.  All in one place. Accessible on most smart phone, tablets and computers. Please view the video below for an overview on FORMED and click the link below the video to register for FREE now!

To register for FORMED follow this link and input the code 77XNVP to the ACCESS CODE box.  

 

 

 

Promise to Protect Pledge to Heal

If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church –

Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing.  We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the diocese and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative if you desire.  The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Lansing is:

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW
1-888-308-6252, or via email:
cwilliamshecksel@dioceseoflansing.org

In addition, you may also report through the law enforcement toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374  (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at aginvestigations@michigan.gov.

Bishop Earl Boyea’s Statement on the Current Sexual Abuse Crisis

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

           I am writing this to you due to the recent removal of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from ministry and the release of the grand jury report on clergy abuse in Pennsylvania. Once again, the sins of clergy have hurt victims, scandalized the faithful, raised anger in many hearts, and brought ill-repute upon the Catholic Church. Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse of minors, his homosexual activity and his abuse of seminarians and young priests are beyond the pale. The sins of anyone who sexually abuses children is abhorrent, most especially clergy. In addition, some knew about these crimes and did nothing to address this behavior. I am as shocked as you. So, first of all, I apologize for their behavior and the behavior of those who did nothing to stop it. It is incredibly wearying and demoralizing to hear yet again about these sexual sins and crimes. Let us hold each other in prayer.

As you may know, each bishop is ultimately responsible to the Holy Father, who is the only one who can remove a bishop. Still, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be discussing how we bishops might attempt to hold one another accountable, given this limitation. I can never give a guarantee that there will not be other clerics who violate their promise of celibacy and abuse their positions. We are all sinners. The Lord Jesus knew what these sinful clergy did just as he knows our sinful selves as well. Beyond what we can do as human beings to address the behavior of one another, we also commend ourselves and each other to the charity and justice of our God. We offer our prayers for the healing of victims of abuse but the time has come for us bishops to do more to hold one another accountable.

Christ is our hope in all things. May God have mercy on us all.

Bishop Earl Boyea, Diocese of Lansing

St. John & Blessed Sacrament Best Kept Secret: ‘The Most Holy Gift Shop’

“The Most Holy Gift Shop” is located off the Gathering Space in St. John Catholic Church

Please visit us soon and make us your first stop for beautiful gifts and accessories that proudly reflect and celebrate our Catholic heritage and traditions.
 

Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday: 3:30 
to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 to 1:30 pm

Or by appointment call:
Sandy at 810-240-7451 or
Larry at 810-280-1677

 

Get Our Parish App!

appDid you know that we have a Parish App? If not, now’s the time to download it! The App includes Mass times, daily readings, bulletins, homilies, and more! Messages are sent out from Fr. Andrew and the Parish staff regarding important events or notices to help keep you informed of the goings-on at St. John and Blessed Sacrament.

To download the app search “myparish” in the App or Google Play store. Or, follow this link.