Bennett J DePetris

August 17th, 1950 to November 14th, 2018

Bennett John DePetris, 68, of St. Clair Township, formerly of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

He was born August 17, 1950 in Detroit to the late Italo and Mary DePetris. He married Mary Kathleen Serra on August 12, 1975 in St. Clair Shores. She died April 24, 2016.

Ben served in the U.S. Navy. He was a registered nurse with St. John Health for 44 years before his retirement. He was an active member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and the Marysville Knights of Columbus 9526. Ben was an animal lover, enjoyed doing charity work, and was very proud of his yard and Christmas decorations.

He is survived by three sons, Brian, Eric, and Adam (Tina) DePetris; a granddaughter, Addison Kathleen DePetris; two sisters, Marie (David) Briskey and Annette DePetris (Jeff Nahan); two brothers, Frank and Michael (Ann) DePetris; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the Marysville Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. followed by a scripture service with eulogy at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. DePetris will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 in St. Christopher Catholic Church. The Reverend James Arwady will officiate.

The Rite of Committal will be in Christian Memorial Gardens West, Rochester. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Navy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society or Marysville Knights of Columbus 9526.

Arrangements are by Marysville Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit


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