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Requiescat in Pace

Father Francis Faraci died on June 28, 2021, at the age of 93. Father Francis was ordained to the priesthood on Sept. 10, 1959, for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph and incardinated into the Diocese of Lansing in 1985. Father Francis served as a parochial vicar at St. Paul in Owosso; St. Pius X in Flint; Church of the Resurrection in Lansing; St. Joseph in Adrian; and St. Pius X in Flint. He was the pastor of Holy Family in Ovid and St. Mary in Flint. After attaining senior priest status in 2003, he served as a sacramental minister at St. Francis Xavier, Otisville and as the temporary administrator at Holy Rosary of Flint in 2011. A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison on July 6.