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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

Heidi Pizzo
Administrative Assistant

Julie Standifer
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

St. Joseph Cemetery

History & Facilities

St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan has been in continuous operation since about 1801, to service the Catholic German, French, Italian and Irish settlers in the area. For many years, it was administered by the three, later four Catholic parishes of Monroe (St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, and later St. Joseph Churches). It is steeped in the early history of the region and many revered pioneers rest here. The cemetery is now administered through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.

Many priests are interred here such as Fr. Hugo Noetzel, Fr. Edmund Perrin, Fr. Daniel Fraser and others. A U.S. Congressman from Michigan also resides here, Congressman John Camillus Lehr, who served Michigan in the U.S. Congress from 1933 to 1935.

Also adjacent to St. Joseph’s Cemetery is the Congregation Cemetery for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or the I.H.M. Sisters. Their burial ground is known as St. Mary Cemetery. This religious order was co-founded by Father Louis Gillet (1813-1892), a Redemptorist Father in 1845. Fr. Gillet passed away in 1892 in France and his remains were later brought back in 1929 for entombment in the Father Gillet Memorial Chapel at St. Mary Cemetery. Many members of the I.H.M. Order are also interred in St. Mary Cemetery.

Many War Veterans are also interred in St. Joseph Cemetery, some preceding the Civil War Period.

In strolling through these grounds, a person can experience peace and tranquility in this major historical area of Michigan.

  • Two Indoor Mausoleums
  • Niches available with glass or marble fronts
  • Outdoor Garden Mausoleums
  • Family estates available with a variety of options
  • Flush and upright granite memorials
  • Bench memorials

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