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Virginia Lou (Merrill) DeRosia

October 22, 1928 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 89)

Virginia Lou DeRosia, 89, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Sally’s Care Home.

Virginia Merrill was born October 22, 1928, in Flint, Michigan to the late Raymond and Mabel (Ferris) Merrill. On February 26, 1949, she married Kenneth DeRosia. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2011. Virginia was a teacher aide for Alpena Public Schools. She was an active Community Mental Health board member and a member of the Ossineke Eagles. Virginia enjoyed reading and spending time with family at the lake.

Surviving are her daughter, Heidi DeRosia; two grandsons, Ian DeRosia, Christopher DeRosia; and sister Christine Hall.

Mrs. DeRosia was preceded in death by her son, Jeff DeRosia; brother, Raymond Merrill; and sister, Suzan Miller.

Visitation will take place on Friday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Sister Mary Hughes officiating.

Interment:  Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials:  Pied Piper School


Donations may be made to:

Pied Piper
Alpena MI 49707