Theresa DesRosier Branas

BRANAS, Theresa DesRosier, 80, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009, at HPH Hospice, Dade City. Theresa was born in Pontiac, Mich. She moved to San Antonio, Fla., in 1929, and then to Dade City in 1953. She loved teaching and retired in 1986 from Pasco Elementary School. She was a former member of the Dade City Woman' s and Garden Clubs. She was a member of St. Rita' s Catholic Church, Dade City. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph N. DesRosier and mother, Catherine "Katie" Pike DesRosier. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, William R. Branas Sr.; children, William R. Branas Jr. (Wendy) of Homosassa, Fla., Nancy Branas of Spring Hill, Fla., Mary Cay Sasser (Ray) of Lacoochee, Fla., and Patricia Branas of Tampa; siblings, Marie Merkle of Valrico, Fla., Patty Batchelor (L.D.) of Brooksville, Fla., Kenneth DesRosier (Lorraine) of Bradenton, Fla., Roman DesRosier of Dade City, Fla., Charles DesRosier (Linda) of Huntsville, Ala., and Bobby DesRosier (Frances) of Dade City; sister-in-law, Marilyn B. Keen of Tampa; five grandchildren, Chris Branas, Christina Branas Parrish (Dave), Jason Sasser (Charity), Charlie Branas and Tyler Branas; one great-grandchild, Trey Sasser; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many great friends. FUneral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at St. Rita Catholic Church. The family will receive friends for viewing 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, at the 5th Street Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home at (352) 567-0000. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to HPH Hospice, Dade City.

Funeral Home

Hodges Family Funeral Home - Dade City
14046 5th Street  Dade City, FL 33525
(352) 567-0000

Published in TBO.com from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2009