St. Francis of Assisi Assembly #2136

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    Let Us remember in prayer those Brother Sir

    Knights that have gone before us

    In Memorium

    2019

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    Don P. Bridenstine, 79, of Farmington, passed away March 13, 2019.

     

    Don was born September 26, 1939, in Detroit, to the late Louis and Mary Ellen (O’Keefe) Bridenstine.  He married Eileen D. (Fryz) on September 8, 1962 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Detroit. A 1957 U of D Jesuit High School graduate, Don furthered his studies at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business and the University of Detroit, earning degrees in economics as well as his MBA.  

     

    Don enjoyed a lengthy career in the automotive industry, establishing himself in business in 1962, and retired as President of Liberty Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., Bloomsburg, PA, in 1998.  

     

    Don’s numerous memberships include his church, Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington, and formerly St. Columba, Bloomsburg, PA, and Gesu Catholic Church, Detroit, the Knights of Columbus (both Monaghan and St. Francis Councils), Rotary Club (Rotarian of the Year), Bloomsburg University Husky Club and the Creative Advertising Club of Detroit.   

     

    Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Eileen; children, Dan (Karen), Mark (Michelle), Paul (Anne), Lisa (Timothy) Burkhart and Matthew (William Bulger); siblings, James (Sheila) Bridenstine and Ann Zann; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandsons.  Sadly, Don was preceded in death by brothers, T. Patrick, Louis Jr. (Lucia), and William (Joan Avery).

     

    The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Monday, March 18th, from 3-8pm, with 7 pm prayers, including a rosary.

    Don’s funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning, March 19th, at 11:30 am (in state at 11 am) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Private interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

     

    Memorial contributions suggested to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. Kindly keep Don and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    2018

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    William R. Urban, age 81, passed away November 13, 2018. He was born May 1, 1937 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph and Francis

     

    Urban. William was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

     

    He is survived by his beloved wife, Juanita; his loving children: Joe (Monica), Tony (Helen), Larry (Kelly), William Jr., Victor Carducci, Pat (Vicki) Carducci, Fr. Thomas Urban, and Christine (Chris) O'Donohue; 28 grandchildren,and 15 great-grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Robert and Frank; his sister, Helen Clark and his daughter, Renee Renirie.

     

    Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 4:00PM-8:00PM and Sunday, November 18 from 2:00PM-8:00PM with Rosary at 7:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 19 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. William will be laid to rest in Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi.

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    Don, age 83, of Whitmore Lake, formerly of Farmington Hills, passed away at 1:40 am Tuesday morning, September 25, 2018, at Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi. He battled health issues for only a few months.


    Don was born August 22, 1935, in Flint, MI, to the late Archie and Gladys (Bourassa) McKeever. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Connie, on June 11, 2014. Don was extremely loyal and devoted to his family, faith, church and his Knights of Columbus Council - #4401 at Our Lady of Sorrows.
    Surviving are four children, Patrick (Kathy), Michael, and Bill McKeever, and Judy (Don) Smith; and three granddaughters, Christina and Alexandra Smith, and Anna O'Neil. The McKeevers will receive guests at the funeral home on Sunday, September 30th, from 2-8 pm. His Knights of Columbus brothers will lead the rosary at 7 pm.


    Don's funeral mass will be celebrated Monday morning, October 1st, at 10:00 am (in state at 9:30 am) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington. Military funeral honors will be rendered upon the conclusion of mass. Concluding prayers at Farmington's Oakwood Cemetery will follow the luncheon.
    In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions are suggested to Mother & Unborn Baby Care, 24500 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI, 48075. 
    Kindly keep Don and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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    John M. Ricco Faithful Scribe, age 71 of Farmington Hills, passed away July 22, 2018.

     

    John was born in Muskegon, Michigan on June 16, 1947, to John and Marian Ricco. He graduated from Muskegon High School in 1965 and went on to Muskegon County Community College, where he received his associate degree. Continuing his education, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and obtained his master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, becoming a certified public accountant. He worked various accounting positions in real estate development, auto supply and public warehousing companies. In 2001, John retired from the J. Lewis Cooper Co., where he held the positions executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

     

    In March of 2008, John published his book: The Ride of Your Life: Fighting Cancer With Attitude. “A toolkit to attain a positive attitude in fighting cancer and moving your life forward after diagnosis.” Public speaking was a passion for John, and he volunteered his time and efforts in speaking with local community groups, cancer support groups, church groups, community education classes and public libraries, on maintaining a positive attitude when diagnosed with cancer. He was very giving of his time and offered many book signings at various cancer charities and events

     

    John was a proud Army veteran and member of the American Legion Post 346. He was very active in the Knights of Columbus, St. Fabian council, where he served as treasurer. He and his wife, Janice, cofacilitated the St. Fabian Cancer Support Group, where they are both devout members to the parish. He was a scribe with the St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Assembly 2136.  John also was a member with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Disabled American Veterans and the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link, providing peer patient support for hundreds of myeloma patients. An organization also close to his heart, John was very active with Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit, where he was a board member since 2007 and the patient leader for the Multiple Myeloma support group.

     

    Aside from all his accomplishments, John did find time to relax. He loved to travel and enjoyed gardening, exercising, and most importantly, spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

     

    He was the beloved husband of Janice for 44 years. Loving father of Christina (Barron) Dorf, Caralyn (Luciano Gonzalez), and Catherine Ricco. Cherished son of Marian and the late John. Proud grandfather of Maxwell, Jace, Lucas, Lucia and Mateo. Dear brother of Lawrence (Janet), Gregory (Tamara) and Michael (Suzanne).

     

    Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 26, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and prayer service at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. He will lie in state on Friday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

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    James A. Telinda, GK age 73 of Farmington Hills, passed away July 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Martha. Loving father of Amy (Adam Karpf).  Dear brother of Joan Hagen.

     

    Jim was a proud Air Force veteran and a devot member and usher at St. Fabian Catholic Church, along with serving as Grand Knight with their Knights of Columbus.

    Visitation for Jim will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayer service at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950

    W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. He will lie in state on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church,

    Farmington Hills. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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    Fred Arganoza, PFN, PGK, 76, of Farmington Hills, died Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2018, at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills.  

    Fred was born October 3, 1941, in Iloilo, the Philippines, the son of Crescencio and Concepcion (Contreras) Argañoza.  He married Ofelia (Longno) on April 3, 1978, in Manila, Philippines.  

    Surviving Fred are his beloved wife of nearly 40 years, Ofelia; children, Maria (Anthony) Priess, Carmen (Jose Jornell) Argañoza-Franciliso, Cecilia (Larry) Deypalubos, Kirk (Lynn) Balde and Michele (Jared) Book; siblings, Teresita (the late James) Krueger, Roberto (Patria) Argañoza, Sr., Crescencio (Rosie) Argañoza, Jr. and Eduardo (Lolita) Argañoza, Sr.; grandchildren, Ana, Elenil Kaithlyn, Esme, Alexa, Christine, Savannah, Lawrence Joseph and David Nathaniel; and one great grandson, Parker.

    The Argañoza family will receive guests at the funeral home on Saturday, January 20th, from 4-7 pm, and Sunday, January 21st, from 2-7 pm.  
    The rosary will be prayed Sunday afternoon at 4 pm.  
    Fred's funeral mass will be celebrated Monday morning, January 22nd, at 10:00 am, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23615 Power Rd., Farmington.  Father Mark Brauer will preside.