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“So sorry for the loss of Luigi! Praying for they family! May he rest in heaven! ”
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“R.I.P Louie! You will be dearly missed. ”
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“So sorry praying. For peace and comfort heaven recived another. Angel. Love you guys ”
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Luigi Arfre, age 73 of Warren, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born March 20, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Joseph and the late Francesca (nee: DiBenedetto) Arfre.

Luigi was a man of simple pleasures, unassuming and the definitive example of a "what you see is what you get" kinda guy. There were many aspects of Luigi's life which he held special, but one that stood above the rest,…the loving relationship he shared with his bride and soul mate of 45 years, Barbara. The two shared a unique and genuine love story that was filled with an abundance of joy, memories and unconditional love that touched each and every heart that was blessed to witness their gift. It was a gift they unwrapped each day that offered new and exciting insights into the life they shared as one,…a gift that kept on giving. Though it was difficult for Luigi to lose his beloved Barbara to death almost 4 years ago now,…he found the courage and motivation to press on through the other huge gift in his life, his loving family. Between them and his dear friends, Luigi's story turned out to be one of sincere appreciation and thankfulness for the loved ones in his life.

Luigi was also known for his strong work ethics and acknowledged the importance of giving from the best of your abilities, something of which he did for over 40 years with General Dynamics. Extending the utmost in service excellence on the job, Luigi was a great mentor for those around him and often led by example. With over 4 decades under his belt, he finally accepted his well-deserved retirement and began a whole new chapter in life.

Like many men, Luigi was a true sports fan and enjoyed being engrossed in the action and competition, whether in person or taking in a game on television. Of course, he enjoyed most all sports, but did have some special proclivities when it came to two of his favorite Detroit's teams, the Lions and Tigers. The cold weather months afforded Luigi the pleasures of the pigskin,…while the warmer months found his favorite "boys of summer" ushering in that bit of Americana with the cracking of the bat and the exhilaration of watching that high-flying ball make its way past the back field fence and over the wall. That's where he found his enjoyment,…the simple pleasures of sports.

In telling the story of Luigi, one would be terribly remiss if not for mentioning his other proclivities,…Coffee, Sweets & Hamburgers. Now there's a trio of tasty delights, and Luigi could indulge with the best of them. He always had a coffee in his hands, which often meant that a sweet treat wasn't far behind. And when it came to hamburgers, he would often be heard espousing, again, how he could live on nothing but hamburgers for each and every meal. For many guys, their favorite meal often includes some kind of thick & juicy steak, but not for Luigi. Again, those simple pleasures were what he was about,…with the prime meaty juices rolling down his chin coming from a delicious, good ol' American hamburger!

Of course,…sports, food, it's all good. But these were not the sources of Luigi's greatest joys. Those were reserved for the living, breathing and loving influences in his life, his treasured family and friends. In them he found the purpose of life, the reason for carrying on, and the blessings of knowing others care. And, too, Luigi returned the same in kind. He was always there if you needed a hand or a leg up. He was always willing to give where he could, never expecting anything in return. It was the fabric of his being, woven by the memories and life lessons that impacted him greatly. A loving example of how we all should live, we remember Luigi and remain grateful for how he impacted our hearts and souls, and leaves behind a legacy of love to be revered and embraced with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Luigi was the beloved husband of the late Barbara. Dear father of Jacqueline (John) Lagman, Anthony (Vanessa) Fick, Drake Fick, Robert (Juanita) Fick, Michelle Arfre, Sherry (Greg) Bleser, and Linda Lunceford-Pierce. Loving grandfather of Olivia & Jenna Bleser, Shane & Cameron Pedersen, D.J. & Josh Harrison, Kayley Huddleston, Crystal Eller, and great-grandfather of Kelsey, William, Arayanna, Rose, and Mattie. Brother of Ann (Leonard) Novak.

Visitation for Luigi will be held Tuesday, April 25th from 3-9 pm, with a 7:00 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. His Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Mr. Arfre will be laid to rest, with military honors, at 1:30 pm on Thursday, April 27th at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Please share memories of Luigi at his memory book above.