DePASQUA, Rosanna (nee Filippelli) - Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Saturday, December 8, 2012, Rosanna DePasqua (nee Filippelli) passed away at the age of 65 ½ . Beloved wife of Mario DePasqua. Loving mother of Sandra (Mike) Fullerton, Roberto (Samantha) DePasqua, and Laura (Jerek) Bowman. Cherished grandmother of Vanessa Fullerton, Lauren Fullerton and Meah Bowman. Dear sister of Piera (Tony) Tinteri. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Carmela Filippelli. Rosanna came to Canada from Italy, in 1953, when she was 6 years old. She was a very dedicated grandmother, mother and wife, and was always helping anyone who needed it. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME , 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the nursing staff of the 5th floor Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health and to Dr. Dostaler for the care and compassion shown to our mother. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca12158709
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Posted by Steve & Angela Metcalfe (Friends) On Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dear Mario, Sandra & Mike, Robert & Samantha, Laura & Jerek and families;
We were so sad to hear about Rosanna. She was such a wonderful lady, and dearly loved by our family. We will always remember her beautiful smile and her incredible hospitality, not to mention her amazing cooking! She was our Mom's best friend and so very loved. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days, and those to come.
All our Love, Steven, Angela, Dawson & Emily
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Posted by Maria & Antonio Arabia (Old Friends) On Thursday, December 13, 2012
Mario and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May you have everlasting peace Rosanna.
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Posted by Mary Pitts & Family (Former neighbour) On Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sandra, Robert, Laura & Mr. DePasqua.....we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom / wife Rosanna. She was a wonderful neighbour and a great mom to you. She always welcomed Stephanie with open arms to come and play with Laura. She will truly be missed by all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary, Stephanie & Shaun Pitts
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Posted by Jennifer Watson (friend of Sam and Robert) On Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Robert and Sam, thinking of you at this difficult time. Heartfelt condolences being sent your way along with my thoughts and prayers.
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Posted by Sherri (Rand) Lindsay (Family Friend) On Monday, December 10, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of Rosanna's passing. I have so many fond, loving memories of my childhood spent in the DePasqua household. Rosanna had the best smile and laugh, not to mention she was a wonderful cook who always appreciated someone enjoying one of her dishes. She always had a warm hug and encouraging words for those who needed it. My condolences to the entire DePasqua family. May your happy memories sustain you in these difficult days. Take care of one another. xo
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