Fr. Loren O'Dea

June 11, 1928 - October 14, 2015

We have received word of the death of Father Loren O'Dea, who passed on from this life on October 14, 2015, at the age of 87.

The O’Dea family will receive guests at the Heeney-Sunquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road in Farmington on Sunday, October 18 from 2-7 p.m., with scriptures at 4 p.m.

Father Loren's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 19 at 11 a.m.. He will lie in repose at 10 a.m. at St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Michael Church), 120 Lewis Street in Pontiac. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Pontiac.

Subsequent to a 2012 determination by the Archdiocese of Detroit that two allegations of sexual misconduct with minors prior to his ordination were substantive, Fr. O'Dea was permanently removed from public ministry.

Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our renewed Mass Pact.