Our brother and fellow priest, Father Jeffrey Anifer, passed on from this life on October 1, 2013 at the age of 72.
Father Anifer was born on October 29, 1940 and was ordained a priest on May 27, 1967 in Wisconsin. He incardinated into the Archdiocese of Detroit on April 29, 1989.
Father Anifer’s many assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Lawrence Parish, Utica and St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores. In addition, Father Anifer served as pastor at St. Gabriel Parish, Detroit; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; St. Clement Parish, Warren; St. Conrad Parish, Melvindale, and St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale.
Visitation will take place at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Church, 19624 Wood, Melvindale, on Thursday, October 3 from 1-9 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Father Anifer will lie in repose on Friday, October 4 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Church, from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Father Anifer was predeceased by his parents John and Catherine and sister Elaine. He is survived by his brother Andrew and many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Mr. Rudy Gezik, 3827 Parsons Road, Carpentersville, IL 60100.