Rose Helen DePierri, age 91, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 after living a long, full life.
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Rose was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1922 to an immigrant Italian family. It was there that she eventually met and married her late husband, James DePierri, Sr.
Rose and James became the parents of five loving children: Carol, Dorothy, Patty, Jimmy, and Sharon. Rose is survived by Carol, Patty, Jimmy, and Sharon. Rejoicing at her arrival in Heaven are husband James and daughter Dorothy.
Rose is the grandmother of 10 grandchildren: Jordan, Harrison, Carter, Mandy, Alexis, Meredith, Allison, Ashley, Julie, and Jennifer. She is the great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Luke, Brooke, Carter, Canon, Emma Kate, Caroline, Avery, Elena Claire, Kinley, and Avery.
Rose was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Rose had an energetic spirit and always welcomed you with a warm smile. Rose had a flare for fashion and lit up the room whenever she walked in.
Rose was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed attending mass each Sunday with her late husband, James. Rose found solace in the Church and its' rituals and had many friends in the congregation.
The family is having a private service at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery and wishes to thank everyone for their messages of support during this time.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 6, 2013