City workers, family, friends say farewell to Notte

Sterling Heights — Family, city workers and members of the community turned out Monday for the funeral of Mayor Richard Notte, who died last week of pancreatic cancer. Notte's funeral was at St. Blase Catholic Church and he was buried at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. The hearse was accompanied by two police vehicles, a fire engine and a Department of Public Works vehicle as it passed City Hall. City offices were closed at 11 a.m. so city workers could attend the noon funeral. Notte, 76, who often wore a signature fedora, was mayor for more than two decades, the city's longest-serving top administrator. Before becoming mayor, he served 10 years on the City Council. Notte worked 45 years for Ford Motor Co. and was a member of the United Auto Workers union.

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