Maxine Hafeli

March 7, 1922November 21, 2021

Maxine Agnes Hafeli, age 99, of Clinton Township, formerly of Detroit, died peacefully on November 21, 2021, at Clinton Creek Assisted Living Center in Clinton Township. Maxine was born March 7, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Joseph Lukasiewicz and the late Agnes (nee: Konczal) Lukasiewicz. She was the beloved wife of 65 years to Edward Hafeli, who died January 14, 2007. Loving mother of Edward Dennis (Dawn), Alan (Joanne), Donna (Jeremiah) Trombly, Kenneth (Josie), and Marcia (Robert) Hart. Proud grandmother of Scott (Aimee), Melissa (Manish) Goradia, Brandon (Michele), Darrin (Amy), Mark Trombly, Jason (Lacey) Trombly, Tara (Keegan) Marshall, Katie (Jason) Cole, Amy Britt (the late Keith), Andrew (Laura) (the late Jennifer), and Greg Hart. Cherished great grandmother of Sam, Emily, Ashley, Adam, Megan, Morgan, Ian, Jayden, Avery, Elliott, Oliver, David, Matthew, Abigail, William, Keira, Ellie, and Aleiah. Loving sister of Aurelia, Phyllis, and the late Emerence, Joseph, and Celine.

Maxine’s life was devoted to her husband and family and also her Catholic faith. She never forgot any family birthdays or anniversaries, and she and Ed seldom missed any games or activities in which their children and later their grandchildren were participants. In a Michigan Catholic feature article, Maxine was referred to as “The Queen of Our Lady Queen of Heaven,” the Detroit parish to which the couple belonged and served faithfully for three quarters of a century.

Mrs. Hafeli will lie in state from 11:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Road (at Canal Road), Clinton Township, MI 48038. Celebrating the Funeral Mass will be Rev. Jerome Slowinski. The Committal Service will take place following the funeral at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Rd. Because of COVID, a funeral luncheon will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Solanus Casey Center/Capuchins or to a charity of your choice.

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  • the late Joseph & Agnes (nee Konczal) Lukasiewicz, Parents
  • the late Edward Hafeli, Husband
  • Edward Dennis (Dawn) Hafeli, Son
  • Alan (Joanne) Hafeli, Son
  • Donna (Jeremiah) Trombly, Daughter
  • Kenneth (Josie) Hafeli, Son
  • Marcia (Robert) Hart, Daughter
  • Scott (Aimee), Melissa (Manish) Goradia, Brandon (Michele), Darrin (Amy), Mark Trombly, Jason (Lacey) Trombly, Tara (Keegan) Marshall, Katie (Jason) Cole, Amy Britt (the late Keith), Andrew (Laura) (the late Jennifer), & Greg Hart, Grandchildren
  • Sam, Emily, Ashley, Adam, Megan, Morgan, Ian, Jayden, Avery, Elliott, Oliver, David, Matthew, Abigail, William, Keira, Ellie & Aleiah, Great Grandchildren
  • Aurelia, Phyllis, & the late Emerence, Joseph, & Celine, Siblings

  • Solanus Casey Center
  • Capuchins


  • In State

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


Maxine Hafeli

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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

November 24, 2021

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

Dennis D and Kat Sturtz

November 23, 2021

I really didn't "know" Maxine other than through the eye's of her son, Dennis. I did learn some very interesting things. She was generous, kind, thoughtful and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and mother in-law. She's also known for her canny sense of humor.
I found out about a year ago that Maxine is an alumna of Nativity of Our Lord, High School, Detroit, Mi., class of '38. And 29 years later, class of '67, I graduated from Nativity. Maxine was a fellow "Viking".
She'll be missed by many but forgotten by no one! God rest her soul and bless the "Hafeli" family!

Barbara Smith

November 23, 2021

Our sympathies, Ken and family, for the loss of your mother. May she rest in eternal peace. Barb & John Smith, April & John Fedulchak, Nicholas and Laura, Chelsea & Conrad Pyne.

Brian Richter

November 23, 2021

Margaret and I were very sorry to hear of Aunt Maxine's passing. She was always very welcoming to all our family and fun to be with. I have great memories of visiting the house on Rolyat both in summer and over the winter holidays. I recall once our going to an afternoon Tiger game at Briggs Stadium and Aunt Maxine making hot dogs for us to take to the game, wrapping them in foil and putting them in a bag for us. Boy, they were good! However, I shall never forget all she and Uncle Ed did in taking care of my Mom over the years she resided in Michigan after Dad died. Also, my family and I will never forget her dancing up a storm at Glenn and Carime's wedding when she was 90! Aunt Maxine lived a full life and was usually busy helping others. God bless her and all the good that she did.

Roger Richter

November 23, 2021

Aunt Maxine will always be remebered as a kind, and thoughtful person with a good sense of humor and a devoted Tiger baseball fan. As youngsters we enjoyed visiting Uncle Ed and Aunt Maxine and having them visit us in Toledo. It was always a fun and relaxing family event. Her sister, Emerence, always considered Maxine a best friend and they shared hundreds of delightful letters and phone conversations over the years. May she rest in peace.

Sue Anger

November 23, 2021

My Godmother, Aunt Maxine was always such a kind, prayerful example to me. I am so sorry that I won't be able to be there but I know she is at peace and basking in the Light of Christ. We will all miss her! Condolences to all the Hafeli family. Sue and Russ

Linda Dippel

November 22, 2021

Your Mom was a special lady. I remember sharing memories that our family and then her family had regarding Fr. Solanus at Mark's house. I would share one, she would share one etc. and then finally your Mom said. OK you win. This memory always brings a smile to my face. May you get comfort in all the beautiful memories you have of her.