DeRosa, (Mita) Louise passed away peacefully on September 14, 2013 in Columbia View Lodge at the age of 97.
She immigrated to Canada with her widowed mother Amelia Mattiazzo and older sister Mary in 1921. They took residence in Trail.
Louise worked at Star Bakery with her husband, Tony. She raised her children in Trail then in her later years moved to “friendly” Blueberry Creek where she found peace in her solitude and the simplicity of life.
Mom is predeceased by her infant sister Anna Campano, husband Antonio (1958), sister Mary Lauriente, step-sister Edie Exner, daughter-in-law Dianne DeRosa (McLaren), son-in-law Robert Kromm, and brothers-in-law Arnold Lauriente and Herbert Exner.
She is survived by daughter Geri Kromm, Raymond DeRosa (Beverly), Gord DeRosa (Beverly), step-brother Roy Morchiori, step-sister Norma Milne, 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
It was her written explicit instruction that there not be a funeral service and that in lieu of flowers, personal expressions of condolences be made to a charity of choice.
It was her choice to have her remains donated to the U.B.C. Faculty of Medicine.
“no more to grow on there”