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MaryAnn DeRosa

June 24, 1945 — July 10, 2020

MaryAnn DeRosa

MaryAnn “Misha” DeRosa, 75, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, July 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Joseph DeRosa; parents, Loretta and Joseph Kost; and many brothers. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard; son, John (Jillian); grandchildren, Ashleigh, Vincenzo, Annmarie, Dominick, Lillia, and Frank; great grandson, Jay; daughter-in-law, Dawn Borgwardt; siblings, Julia, Eddie, Ted, and Arthur; nieces, Sherrilyn (her daughter, Heather), Candice, Erica, and Heather; nephews, Erick and Michael; and many other extended family members. When baby Frankie was told that Grandma Misha was living with Jesus now, the first thing he said was that Heaven has a new angel, and he was right in every sense of the word. She was the type of woman that always put others in front of herself, not just family and friends, but also strangers. She would literally stop strangers in their tracks just to tell them how beautiful their children were. Her love was overwhelming from family and friends to strangers and animals. She loved all animals, it took her almost a year to get over the death of Vinny and Dominick’s hamster. But children always had a special place in her heart, all the kids loved Grandma Misha, whether they had known her for years or just a few hours. The best word to describe her is selfless, you would never hear her complain about anything, if you were good then she was good if there was something wrong she would figure out a way to make it better. She had a smile and sense of humor that lit up every room she stepped into. It didn’t matter if she was having a good day or a bad day, that great big smile and personality would always be there to make you feel special. If she could, she would feed the world, if you knew Misha, you knew that food was never far away. She would slave over the stove making Sunday gravy for 6-7 hours, not to eat herself, but to watch everybody else enjoy. She would yell at Frank and John for eating the meatballs before they were fully cooked, telling them “you’re going to get worms if you eat those meatballs, they’re still raw in the middle.” But that did not stop Frank or John because no one made meatballs like her. Then once everyone was done with dinner, Misha would sit down to eat, that’s just the way she was. We could not have been blessed with a better wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend. We all know you are watching over us as if you never left because you didn’t, you are with us all, forever. What do you give the biggest heart in the world? That’s easy, you give her your heart. Until we meet again A prayer service will be held on Friday, July 17, at 3:30 pm at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, MN with a time for visitation to follow the service from 4 pm to 7 pm with a celebration of life to follow immediately after at the Manitou Grill and Event Center, 2171 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.
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Friday, July 17, 2020

Starts at 3:30pm

Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake

4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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Friday, July 17, 2020

4:00 - 7:00pm

Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake

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Friday, July 17, 2020

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