Deborah L. Verrochi, 66, of Belleville, Ill., born July 21, 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, Ill., after a long and hard fought battle with Alzheimer's (Posterior Cortical Atrophy Syndrome).
Debbie was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. In her own words, her treasured occupation was as a Domestic Engineer. Debbie cherished her many pets through the years and was known for her advocacy on behalf of animals in need. For most of her life Debbie was a
volunteer for the American Red Cross. She loved crafting stained glass art, was an avid bird watcher, and loved to dance.
Debbie will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 42 years, Lawrence "Rock" Verrochi. Their love for each other was never more apparent than in these last four years during which Rock cared for Debbie in their home. Debbie will also be lovingly remembered by her children Meredith (Nikki), John, and Lauren (David), and her beloved grandchild, Marin.
Debbie is survived by her sisters, Darlene Belais and Devonda Leperi, and her devoted niece, Deanna Gossman.
The family would like to thank the staff at Freeburg Care Center, the nurses at Family Hospice, and Home Instead, especially her faithful caregivers Catherine and Jeardean.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice at: familyhospice.org. Condolences may be
expressed to the family online at: www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Procession will leave at 10:45 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville, Ill., with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 3, 2016