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About CFCS

Funeral : Sharing The Moment


Sharing The Moment

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Cremation : Embracing New Traditions


Embracing New Traditions

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Cemetery : A Sanctuary For The Living


A Sanctuary For The Living

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Meet Our Staff

Jeffrey Koras

Donna VanHooser
Location Manager

Sherry Trombly
Assistant Location Manager

Samantha Waitinas
Assistant Location Manager

Lori Mariles
Administrative Assistant

Christine Putz
Administrative Assistant

Ron Wolney
Family Service Advisor

Pilar Ruiz
Family Service Advisor

David Seog
Family Service Advisor

Rebecca Escobar
Family Service Advisor

Paul Devetac
Family Service Advisor

Stephen Vermeal
Operations Manager

Ed Hacker-Lead
Family Environment Specialist

Marty Anderson-Lead
Family Environment Specialist

Deanna Cortese
Outreach Director

Veronica North
Hispanic Outreach Manager

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Mission Programs

Our mission is to provide guidance and wisdom on end of-life services. While we do charge for our services in what has become a very commercial industry, we are committed as a charity to offer innovative programs that provide financial assistance, free options, and programs to meet the needs of our faith community.

Pastoral Care Program
All Souls Remembrance Program
Mother Teresa Program
Family Heritage Program
Precious Lives Program

Mount Carmel Cemetery

History & Facilities

Mt. Carmel Cemetery is located in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan and has been in operation since 1865. Ironically, this cemetery has often been confused as having been administered by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Wyandotte, which was not established until 1899. The cemetery was originally composed of 10 acres and held over 8,000 interments. In November, 2004, an additional one acre was added to the cemetery.

A traditional cemetery, it is filled with beautiful and graceful monuments from many years back, honoring many of the older Catholic families from the Downriver Area. A good example is the Cahalan Family, with many attorneys and physicians, including Former Wayne County Prosecutor William Cahalan.

Many priests who served the Detroit Archdiocese are interred on these sacred grounds, as Fr. Leo Jarecki, Fr. George Fortuna, Fr. John A. Krause to name a few. Also about a dozen Felician Sisters are interred here from the very early 1900’s who had serviced some of the Wyandotte parishes. Many Veterans lie here from the Civil War to the more recent conflicts that America has faced.

The grounds are a peaceful setting that offers a columbarium and traditional ground burials. Currently Mt. Carmel is the only Archdiocesan cemetery that offers natural burials known as “green” burials. Green burial means not being embalmed, being buried in the ground without a vault, in a bio-degradable container, having as low an impact on the environment as possible. Please call to find out more information. The Archdiocese of Detroit manages this parish cemetery.

  • Granite Niches available
  • Green Burials
  • Flush and upright granite memorials
  • Bench memorials

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