Fr. William PetronApril 14, 1931 - November 16, 2017 Father William Petron, passed on from this life on November 16, 2017 at the age of 86. Father Petron was born April 14, 1931 in Highland Park, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 1, 1957. Father Petron served as Pastor of St. Mel Parish, Dearborn Heights, and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Detroit. He served as Parochial Vicar of Guardian Angels Parish, Detroit; St. Christine Parish, Detroit; St. Gertrude Parish, St. Clair Shores; Ascension Parish, Warren; and St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens. Visitation will take place at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084 (between Maple & Big Beaver), on Saturday, November 18 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 from 12 – 6 p.m., with scripture service on Sunday at 5 p.m. Father Petron will lie in repose at St. Hubert Parish, 38775 Prentiss Street, Harrison Twp., MI 48045 on Monday, November 20 from 10:00 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Petron was predeceased by his parents, Roman and Margaret (Betty); his sisters, Patricia Janes (the late David), Mary Lee Suchyta (the late Robert) and Christine Devereaux (Patrick). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to his sister Mary Lee Suchyta, 22660 Shadowpine Way, Novi, MI 48375.