Reverend Edward Mitchell passed from this life on January 9, 2020 at the age of 91.
Father Mitchell was born April 18, 1928 in Highland Park, Michigan, and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 5, 1954.
Father Mitchell served as Pastor of St. Irenaeus Parish, Rochester Hills; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; and St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale; and as Administrator at St. Raphael Parish, Garden City. He also served on the Metropolitan Tribunal and as Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; St. Mary of Redford Parish, Detroit; and St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe.
Visitation will take place at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 North Inkster Road, Garden City, Michigan 48135 on Sunday, January 12 from 3 – 8 p.m., with the Rosary at 7 p.m.
Father Mitchell will lie in repose at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 31530 Beechwood Avenue, Garden City, Michigan 48135 on Monday, January 13 from 9:30 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Father Mitchell was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Josephine, and by his brother, Gerald. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Marilyn, and by many nieces and nephews.