Directors' Notes

From our family to yours...

Published article from Francis J. McCabe, Founder of McCabe Funeral Home


Business Honesty

“It is one of the unsolved mysteries that some evil genius can captivate a man’s mind and alluringly suggest that the rules of a fair game may be beaten and success and positive reached by a short cut. Those who have tested the delusion, and failed, are among the human tragedies on every hand, which call to the passerby and should impel them to pause and ponder.

After 198 days, we have reopened our doors!

On Monday, August 11, 2014, our funeral home in Farmington Hills caught on fire during the storm that devastated so many in our surrounding communities.

No child or senior without a Christmas

McCabe Funeral Home and Farmington Area Goodfellows are happy to announce that new toys, new books, or non-perishable food items may be dropped off at either McCabe Funeral Home location.

God had a plan!

Sandy and Kevin McCabe chalk it up to God that no one was injured during a fire at their funeral home on 12 Mile during an Aug. 11 storm that left a healthy portion of the Detroit area under water.

A letter to our gracious community

Dear Fr. Jeff, Fr. Craig, and our parish family of St. Fabian,

It is with great humility and appreciation that I make, what will be a feeble attempt, to express how thankful I am for the help my wife, Sandy, and I (along with our staff) received on the evening of Monday August 11th.


Dear Friends,

            As we all return to our normal day-to day responsibilities after the July 4th holiday, it is good to know that our community still has time to help those less fortunate.

Toys for Tots

As we begin 2014, we look back on the accomplishments and shortcomings of this past year with excitement for renewal in the New Year. I hope 2014 finds you, your families and friends in health, peace and happiness.

Buyer Beware! State regulators fail to enforce laws.

The Mortuary Science Board for the State of Michigan at their last meeting fined a vacant building for licensing violations. The building used to be a licensed funeral establishment and had a licensed manager as required by law. The law requires a “full time” licensed manager. But in the case of the vacant funeral home, the State felt that the licensed manager did not know enough about the funeral home because of his age and lack of involvement with the “business” of the funeral home. 

Local Newspaper Article Critical of Funeral Service

On July 13, 2006 Susan Ager authored an article critical of funeral service in the Detroit Free Press. She makes some false statements about funeral directors like: “for me the question is why pioneering Americans still follow rigid funeral industry traditions.” This statement implies that funeral directors created the funeral customs we practice today. Nothing could be further from the truth. My family has been in funeral service since 1893 starting in Detroit. 

Of Pets and People

Recently, the City of San Francisco, California considered allowing a Pet Cemetery to open within city limits. Many people today are memorializing their beloved pets in various ways, including traditional burials with grave markers, cremations with scattering or placing the cremated remains in an urn at home.

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