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Barbara Derosia

1928 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO Barbara Joyce (Brooks) Derosia of Interlachen, FL and Brattleboro, VT passed away at Elmwood Nursing Home on September 15, 2015. She was born on October 4, 1928 to Winfield and Bessie (Sharro) Brooks in Hinsdale, NH. Barbara was married to Victor L. Derosia Sr. on September 7, 1946. He predeceased her on October 18, 1967. She moved to Florida in 1982 and lived with her sister-in-law, Merle Derosia, who served as a wonderful friend though the years. They worked together volunteering at The Thrift Shop in Interlachen and serving breakfast at the Methodist Church. She will always be remembered by her grandchildren for her famous rum cakes, which she loved to bake for them. She also loved to travel, often taking trips to visit her children and grandchildren in KY, PA, FL, NC and VT. Her children would often take her on trips to the beach at Old Orchard and Daytona, which she loved to do. She leaves two sons and their wives, Stephen and Kris Derosia of Brattleboro, Victor and Tammy Derosia of Dover, two daughters, Mary Chism of KY and Nancy Derosia and her companion, Ron Greenwood of Townshend. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She leaves her best friend, sister-in-law, Merle Derosia. In addition to her late husband, she was also predeceased by a son, Larry Derosia in 1978 and three sisters, Hortense Stephens, Theda Walker, Bernice Marshall and two brothers, Walter and Kenneth Brooks. SERVICES: A graveside service will be held at 1p.m. at St. Michaels Cemetery, Reception to follow from 2 to 4p.m. at VFW on Black Mt. Road.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 23, 2015
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