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Rosary Request for Nancy Kaspari

Good afternoon;

It’s with great sadness I have to inform you of the passing of Nancy Kaspari.  She passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb 2nd. Nancy was ever-present at so many events at St Clement.  Even being in a wheelchair didn’t seem to slow her down too much.  Her husband Carl was one of the founding members of our Council and a Past Grand Knight.  Her ties to the community are deep and her contribution to the parish was great.  She will be greatly missed.

The Knights have been asked to pray a Rosary for Nancy on Monday evening at 7 pm.  Please make an effort to attend.  The Kaspari family have been true leaders in our parish.  Let’s honor their commitment by showing up for the Rosay tomorrow night at Wujek-Calcarterra.


Monday, February 05
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wujek-Calcarterra Funeral Home
54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd, Shelby Twp., MI

Monday, February 05 
7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 06
9:00 AM
St. Clement of Rome
343 South Main Romeo, MI 48065

Tuesday, February 06
10:00 AM

Rosary Request

This Rosary is a little different for many reasons.  PGK Thomas Badke died after a criminal altercation at his business last week.  (Details HERE.) Past Grand Knight Thomas was initiated into St Patrick Council #3129 in October of 1978.  He served well and faithfully our Order for 40 years.  His brothers from Council #3129 will honor Thomas this Sunday (tomorrow) at 5 pm at Wujek-Calcarterra.  This is right in the middle of District 24 (that’s our district.)  His Burial Mass will be at St Clement on Monday.

In the spirit of Fraternity, we’re asking everyone from Council 7018 to make an effort to attend Tom’s Rosary tomorrow evening at 5 pm.

Below are directions Tom’s obituary and the email exchange I had with current GK at St Patricks, Bob Skwara.  He’s welcoming us and the other Councils in #24 to participate and honor Tom.

Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00-9:00pm Rosary at 5:00pm
Wujek-Calcarterra Funeral Home
54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd
Shelby Twp., MI

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, January 15, 2018
Instate 9:30am, Mass 10:00am
St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church
343 S. Main St. (Van Dyke Ave)
Romeo, MI

BADKE, Thomas Edward age 61, January 9, 2018. Beloved husband of AnnMarie. Dearest father of Gabrielle (Tim) Alverson and John (Chelsea) Badke. Proud grandfather of Phoenix. Dear brother of Laurrie (Ray) Kaiser and Pat Fox. Brother in-law of Rene (Karen) Martoglio. Uncle of Tiffany (Ale), Stephanie, Janell, Pablo and Jessica. Visitation Sun. 2-9pm. Rosary 5:00pm. Instate Mon. 9:30am at St. Clement of Rome 343 S. Main St. (Romeo) unitl Mass, 10:00am Interment Bruce Armada Twp. Cemetery.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bob’s Email
Date: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:32 PM
Subject: RE: [All] Prayer Request
To: Brian

Worthy Financial Secretary and Brother Brian:

Thank you for your message and condolences from your fellow Knights at St Clement of Rome Council #7018 for our deceased Brother and Past Grand Knight Thomas Badke.

On behalf of the Officers and Brother Knights from St. Patrick Council #3129,  we welcome the Brother Knights from your respective Council and others to join us in the prayers of the Holy Rosary.

Any questions can be directed to my attention.

Robert A. Skwara
Grand Knight


From: Brian
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 11:22 AM
To: Bob Skwara; Joe Suminski; Jim & Mary Burns; Gary Kopp
Subject: Fwd: [All] Prayer Request

Worthy GK,

I’m very sorry to hear about Brother Tom.  Are you interested in or looking for any of the surrounding council’s to participate in the Rosary for Tom on Sunday?  Please let me know.

Thank You

Rosary Request

It’s with sadness I must inform you that David Sitek has gone home.  David was the father-in-law of Pat and Rose Miller’s son Patrick.  The family has asked the Knights to pray the Rosary with them.  David had deep ties to the community and St Clement parish.  Please make an effort to attend and honor the family on Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home
11280 32 Mile Road, Romeo, MI 48065
Phone: (586) 752-2000

The full obituary is HERE.

Date and Time
Thursday, Jan 11th and 7PM

Vivat Jesus
Jim Burns

(These pictures are from David’s public Facebook page.  The Knights claim no copyright or ownership.)

Rosary For Tony Vittorini

As you may already be aware, Tony Vittorini passed away January 2nd.  Tony was the Knights of Columbus State Secretary for Michigan.  Tony was also good friends with Tony Nardozzi and a friend of Council 7018.  There will be a Rosary for him this Friday (tomorrow) at Wujek-Calcaterra.  I suspect many Councils and State officers will be in attendance and participate.  If you can make it, please do.  If you can’t make it, please remember Tony, his wife Sue and their large family in your immediate prayers.

Wujek Calcaterra & Sons Inc
54880 Van Dyke
Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 677-4000

Pictures of Tony from happier times.

(These pictures are from Tony’s public Facebook page.  I claim no copyright or ownership.)


Obituary From Wujek-Calcaterra Website

VITTORINI, Antonio Giovanni Passed away peacefully January 2, 2018 at the age of 63 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Sue (Abbruzzese) for 41 cherished years. Loving father of Antonio Rocco (Evita) and Joseph (Laura). Proud grandfather of Valentino, Cristiano, Marco & Mia. Dearest son of the late Rocco and late Rosina. Dear brother of Delfina (Claudio) Liegghio and the late Luigi (Anna Maria). Son in-law of Mamie and the late Joseph Abbruzzese. Brother in-law of Anna Marie (Giovanni) LoIacono and Anthony (Mary) Abbruzzese. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. State Secretary for the State of Michigan Knights of Columbus, over 30 years of service for General Motors, Past President of the GM Club, Past Faithful Navigator of 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Past District Deputy and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus. Member of the Mazara Club, Abruzzese Club and International Order of the Alhambra. However, the most important of Antonio’s accomplishments was the love for his family and his grandchildren, they were truly the light of his life. Visitation Thurs. 3-9pmFriday 2-9pm Rosary Friday 7:00pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Instate Sat. 11:30am at St. Therese of Lisieux Church 48115 Schoenherr (N. of 21 Mile Rd.) until Mass, 12:00pm. Entombment Resurrection.


Rosary Request for Mary Pardon

Today I regret to inform you that  Mary Jane Pardon has passed away.  Mary is Ella Hainer’s mother.  The family has asked the Knights to pray a Rosary tomorrowThursday, December 27th at 7 pm.  Given Henry long tenure with the Council and Parish, please make an extra effort to attend.

Tiffany-Young-Hauss Funeral Home, Modetz Chapel
73919 South Fulton  (north of 34 Mile)
Armada, Michigan 48005
Phone: (586) 784-9123

Vivat Jesus

Jim Burns

Obituary for Mary Jane Pardon (link)

Mary Jane Pardon, a lifelong resident of Berville, MI passed away at home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the age of 87 years.

Mary was born August 26, 1930, in Mt. Clemens, MI to the late Remi and Mary Christian. She married Milo “Dick” Pardon on February 26, 1949, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage until Dick’s passing in 2014. Mary enjoyed painting Christmas cookies with her grandchildren and had a gift for selling raffle tickets. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her children Larry, Joyce (Jerry) Walters, Ella (Henry) Hainer, Dorothy (Gary) Graham, Dave (Dawn), Bill (Kris) and Christina (Randall Ingram) Pardon; grandchildren Kelly Pardon, Amy Suess, Brandie (Mark) Majewski, Courtney (Darin) Roth, Joe Ventimiglia, Andy (Fiancé Kathleen Cowhy) Ventimiglia, Angie (Curtis) McBride, Jason (Fiancé Traci Aoki) Hainer, Nick Hainer, Nicole Hainer, Jaime (Ryan Marcath) Hainer, Kim (John) Niehaus, Danielle (James) Casey, Alainna (John) Walsh, Shannon (Sam) Sheets, Katelyn Pardon, Mikayla Pardon, Julianne Pardon, AJ Durand, Sarah Durand and Christopher Durand; great grandchildren Austin Denean, Tabitha Griffin, Allison Suess, Keegan Majewski, Chase Majewski, Bella Majewski, Dilan Roth, Connor Ventimiglia, Sean Walsh, Brennan Walsh and Everly Sheets; sister in law Helen Christian. Mary is preceded in death by her 5 siblings Ida Zuelch, Rose Rogala, Joseph Christian, Alfred Christian and Albert Christian. She is also survived by her special caregivers Mary Collins, Anita Wood and Silvia Yerty.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service on ThursdayDecember 28, 2017 at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, Modetz Chapel, 73919 S. Fulton, Armada. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. John Catholic Church in Allenton, MI with an instate time of 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place immediately following the funeral service in West Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township.

Rosary Request Mary Pardon


Rosary Request for Johnny Trupiano

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Rosary Request for Johnny Trupiano

Today I regret to inform you that Johnny Trupiano has passed away. The family has asked the Knights to pray a Rosary with the family this Sunday, November 26th at 6:30 pm. Please note the start time, it’s not the usual 7 pm Rosary. Please make an effort to attend to honor the family during this time of loss.

Wujek Calcaterra & Sons Inc
54880 Van Dyke
Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 677-4000

Vivat Jesus

Jim Burns


A little more info is HERE.


Rosary Request for Lucia Hodur

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Rosary Request for Lucia Hodur

Today I regret to inform you that Lucia Hodor has passed away. The family has asked the Knights to pray a Rosary with the family this Sunday, November 19th at 7 pm. Please make an effort to attend to honor the family during this time of loss.

Roth-Muir Funeral Home
296 S. Main St.
Romeo, Michigan 48065

Vivat Jesus

Jim Burns

(content below from Roth-Muir website.)



Lucia Hodur, age 89 of Washington Township, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Warren. She was born January 22, 1928 the daughter of Gregory and Helen (Bajas) Targonski in Rudce, Poland. She married her husband Jozef Hodur on July 27, 1947 in Austria. Lucia worked at Glendale Meat Processing on St. Aubin in Detroit for many years.
She was a member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church and had a great affinity of the Blessed Mother. Lucia was an amazing cook, enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time with her family.

Lucia is survived by her two beloved sons Stanley (Dona) of Roseville and Joseph E. (Lynn) of Shelby Twp., her beloved grandchildren Stacey Hodur, Wendy Smith, Marie (Ryan) Phillips, Joseph (Becky) Hodur, Jennette (Mike) Wrobel, Lana Hodur and eight great-grandchildren Miranda Smith, Marian and Cyrus Phillips, Joey, Kate and Dave Hodur, Paityn and Avery Wrobel. Also surviving sisters Maria (Jan) Gorniak of Troy and Sophie Dembinski of Grosse Isle. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jozef in 2009 and one brother Zigmunt.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00-8:00PM with the Rosary to be said at 7:00pm at the Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00am Monday, November 20, 2017 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, (343 S. Main Romeo, MI 48065.) Burial will be made at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may direct them to the Humane Society of Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to Roth-Muir Funeral Home (296 S. Main St.-Romeo.) Guestbook at