Reverend Father Richard S. Rakoczy
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Reverend Father Richard S. Rakoczy

Waterford - November 14, 2020; 86; Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit; Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Sophie (nee Koziel) Rakoczy; Dear brother of Genevieve and preceded in death by Edward (Stella), Frank, Valerie, Walter (Helen), Henry (Mary), Fr. John, and Harry (Vicki). Also cherished by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Father Rakoczy served at Holy Name, Detroit, Sts. Peter and Paul, Detroit, St. Veronica, Eastpointe, Administrator at St. Rita, Holly, St. Clement, Dearborn, Pastor at St. Patrick, Carlton, and St. Perpetua, Waterford. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, and at the Church on Monday 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Knights of Columbus Rosary Sunday 7:00 p.m. Rite of Committal Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1760 Mount Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207. Online guest book

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
RIP Father Richard. You were such a Gentle Man. I looked forward to seeing you at the hospital and special services at St Perpetua You will be missed
The Lamphere family
November 22, 2020
With gratitude for Fr. Richard's ministry marked by gentleness and characterized by the many days of his retirement volunteering as a chaplain at St Joseph Oakland Hospital.
Edward Haggerty
November 21, 2020
We recently ate out. He was my long time pastor at St. Perpetua Parish. RIP
Gerard Couture
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