Deacon Donald Leach

July 6, 1955 - September 21, 2017
Our brother, Deacon Donald Leach, passed on from this life on September 21, 2017 at the age of 62.

Deacon Leach was born on July 6, 1955 and ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 15, 1994. He served ast St. Aloysius Parish, Detroit; Resurrection Parish, Canton; St. Patrick Parish, Detroit; and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth. 

Visitation will take place at the Vermeulen–Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 Ann Arborn Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170 on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 2–9 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m. The funeral home webpage for Deacon Leach can be found here.

Deacon Leach will lie in repose on Saturday, September 30 at St. Thomas a'Becket Parish, 555 S. Lilley, Canton, Michigan 48186 from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. A luncheon will immediately follow Mass.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to Bridging International Communities, a nonprofit founded by Don and his family at

Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Deacon Donald Leach. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our Archdiocesan Mass Pact.