Visitiation for Eleanor Josaitis underway, funeral mass to be held Saturday

(WXYZ) - She's been called Metro Detroit's Mother Theresa. Today, countless friends and family will join Eleanor Josaitis' family as they pay tribute to the woman who fought for the rights of others.

Josaitis, co-founder of Focus: HOPE died early Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Today a visitation will be held at the Church of the Madonna in Detroit from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This is the church where Focus: HOPE co-founder Rev. William Cunningham served as pastor. A scripture service will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

One hour of visitation will also be held Saturday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward. This will be immediately followed by the funeral mass, which is open to the public.

Josaitis will be cremated following the funeral mass.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Eleanor Josaitis Fund for Focus: HOPE, 1355 Oakman Blvd, Detroit, Michigan, 48238

Focus: HOPE CEO, William Jones Jr. said in Josaitis' memory, "I believe her legacy is that she has helped changed the trajectory of so many lives and so many communities here in Detroit and inspired so many other people to do good, it's really not something that can be easily calculated."

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