The Faith Community of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish extends sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of our dearly departed. May they rest in peace.

Leonard T. Sabuda, age 86, of Wyandotte, Michigan passed away on the morning of November 28, 2023. Leonard was born the youngest of eight children in Detroit, Michigan on October 30, 1937. He married the former Caroline Pawlowski on October 17, 1959 and moved to Wyandotte in January 1960. They had 2 sons, David (Karen Zalewski) Sabuda and Gary (Linda Lewandowski) Sabuda. He has 2 grandchildren, Mary Sabuda,Ph.D (Sean Hughes) and Steven Sabuda (Lillian Hill). Leonard graduated from The Detroit Institute of Technology and attended The University of Detroit. He served 8 years with the U.S. Naval Reserves and was the owner of several 7-Eleven stores in Wyandotte. Leonard is a former Mayor of the City of Wyandotte and also served on the City Council, was an interim City Clerk and Municipal Service Commissioner. He was also a member of The Polish Army Veterans Association (Placowka) Post 95, Knights of Columbus, Council 1802 Wyandotte, The Democratic Club of Wyandotte, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wyandotte. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Pallottine Fathers 3352 4th St Wyandotte, MI 48192, Downriver Community Food Pantry or St Vincent de Paul C/O St Vincent Pallotti Parish, 334 Elm, Wyandotte, MI 48192.


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Age 90 of Riverview.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Tarnowski. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by neighbors Holly and Larry. Preceded in death by parents Raymond and Sarah Arsenault and siblings Raymond, Ann May, Thomas, Joseph, John “Jack”, Jane and James.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Age 70 of Taylor.

Beloved fiancé of Cheryl Thiel.  Dearest nephew of Marjorie Swiecki.  Proud ‘Daddy’ of Casey, Andy and Chinky.  Also survived by numerous cousins, beloved family and friends.  Preceded in death by his parents Sonny and Irene Downing.

William was a past Grand Knight and proud past life member of All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus of Taylor.  He was also a past Faithful Navigator of Pope John Paul II Assembly.


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Anna Maria Saroli-Crapanzano age 84 of  Taylor.

Beloved wife of Gaetano Crapanzano

Loving mother of Maria (Paul) Liburdi, Frank Crapanzano, Rosanna(Richard) Hopper, and the late Patrick Crapanzano.

Dearest grandmother of Antonio Liburdi, Sabrina Liburdi, Rocco Crapanzano, Joseph Hopper, and Jacob Hopper

Dear sister of Elena Cascio, Carolina Pizzo, and John Saroli


Family Tribute

Anna was born August 31st, 1939 in San Vittore, Italy. As a teenager immigrated to Montreal, Canada. She moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1964 and worked as a dressmaker. In 1969 moved to Wyandotte, Michigan to begin a beautiful family with her husband, Gaetano. She raised 4 children, Maria, Frank, Patrick, and Rosanna. Anna worked at Cater Air. She was also a longtime real estate investor and rental operator.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, and gardening. She was specifically excellent at horti-culture gardening. She was proud to be a Christian Mother at St. Alfred’s.

Anna loved her family, farming, and gardening. Raising her family was a pure joy in her life. Farming animals provided her with the love of labor. Her expert horticulture skills provided her the joy of gardening vegetables, fruits, flowers, and trees. She spent a lifetime teaching the Word of God; help others, treat others as you would like to be treated, never be competitive or jealous and love others the way Jesus loves you!

Monday, November 13, 2023


Please keep in your prayers those we have lost this year. The Mass of Remembrance will take place in November 2022.

Leonard Thomas Sabuda | October 30, 1937 – November 28, 2023

Marian Tarnowski | September 15, 1933 – November 27, 2023

Beatrice Marie Peregord | May 6, 1948 – November 20, 2023

William J. Downing | July 21, 1953 – November 20, 2023

Yvonne Hall | October 3, 1937 – October 12, 2023

Walter Joseph Tarnowski | October 19, 1937 – October 26, 2023

John 14: 1-4

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”