DETROIT (WWJ) – Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Eleanor Josaitis. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Madonna on Oakland Boulevard in Detroit, with a scripture service at 7 p.m., the small church located not far from Focus Hope.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Woodward in Detroit.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
Josaitis, 79, died early Tuesday morning at Angela Hospice in Livonia, where she spent the past several days. She was diagnosed with cancer less than one year ago.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Together with the late Rev. William Cunningham, Eleanor took the lead in helping to heal and unite Detroit after the 1967 riots by creating Focus: HOPE, which in time became one of our city’s true crown jewels.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach