By Reverend Fr. Loren F. O'Dea
October 14, 2015
Age 87, of Waterford, died early Wednesday morning, October 14, 2015, at Lourdes Senior Community, Waterford.
Father Loren was born June 11, 1928, the son of the late Joseph Daniel Sr. and Harriet O’Dea.
Father Loren had a career as a social worker, then Director of Mental Health at Pontiac General Hospital. In retirement, he returned to Sacred Heart Major Seminary where he was ordained a priest in 1993. He served Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Farmington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, J. Daniel Jr., Paul (Kathryn), Catherine, Robert (Lois), John “Jackie”, and Michael (Joan).
Father Loren is survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
The O'Dea family will receive guests at the funeral home on Sunday, October 18th, from 2-7 pm, with a time of prayer at 4 pm.
Father Loren's funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, October 19th, at 11 am (in state at 10 am) at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, (St. Michael Church), 120 Lewis St., Pontiac. Bishop Walter Hurley will preside.
Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pontiac, will follow mass.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Hope Cemetery, 120 Lewis St., Pontiac, MI, 48342.
Kindly keep the O'Dea family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.