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John Roger Pilette
July 2, 1960 - January 20, 2022

John Roger Pilette

John Roger Pilette
Jul 2, 1960 - Jan 20, 2022

John Roger Pilette
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John Roger Pilette, age 61, passed away January 20, 2022.

John was born July 2, 1960 in Detroit, to the late Doris (nee Herbert) and Albert Pilette. John was a proud member of DECA, the Knights of Columbus, and Family Campers and RVers (FCRV). John was happily married to his loving wife, Elizabeth, for over 30 years. He enjoyed camping all throughout Michigan. When he wasn't traveling he liked to play games on phone, keep up with his family on facebook, and spend time with his beloved pets.

John is the loving husband of Elizabeth (nee Valenti) Pilette. Cherished brother of Juanita (John) Mallmann, Gary (Diane) Pilette, Roberta (Kent McKever) Pilette, and Michael (Janice) Pilette. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews, his dear dog and best buddy, Gilligan, and his cat Winnie.

Visitation for John will take place Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4-8pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 26, 2022, instate 10am until time of mass, 11am, at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1491 Baldwin Street, Detroit. Memorial contributions in John's honor are appreciated to Kids Kicking Cancer, or Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph,


Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin on Jan 25, 2022

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of John. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of his life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Pilette family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon John.

David Donahue on Jan 25, 2022

My condolences to Elizabeth & Pilette family. Made contribution to capuchin, Sincerely David Donahue Alimar employee

Rene VanZaelen on Jan 23, 2022

Me and my brother-in-law Philip is going to miss him we used to pick him and his wife up at church God bless to you Elizabeth may he rest in peace 🕊️🕊️

Janet D. Snyder on Jan 23, 2022

In 1967, we moved next door to the Pilette family on Somerset. It has been a privilege to have them as our friends. John will be greatly missed by my family. Janet Snyder



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Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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Detroit, MI 48214
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