Our brother and fellow priest, Monsignor William Easton, passed on from this life on December 29, 2013 at the age of 69.
Monsignor Easton was born on June 18, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 14, 1970.
Monsignor Easton’s many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak, administrator at St. Joseph Parish, Pontiac; St. Michael Parish, Pontiac; and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pontiac. In addition, Monsignor Easton served as dean of spiritual formation and vice rector at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit and pastor at St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak; St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pontiac; and National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak.
Visitation will take place at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, 2100 West 12 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, on Thursday, January 2 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m.
Monsignor Easton will lie in repose on Friday, January 3 at The National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish Church, from 8:30 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Monsignor Easton was predeceased by his father, William, brothers Robert and Donald. He is survived by his mother, Shirley, siblings Karl, Theresa Naski, Kathleen Wigmosta, and many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Shirley Easton at 10114 Lakeside Drive, White Lake, MI 48386.
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Monsignor Easton. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our revised Mass Pact.