It is with great sorrow that we announce beloved mother and grandmother, Louisa Ann DeRosa entered into eternal rest with her family by her side on December 13, 2021 at the age of 93. Louise was a longtime resident of Campbell Hall and recently of New Hampton, NY.
Louise was born on October 9, 1928 in Walker Valley, NY to the late Charles and Frances Grote Howe. Louise was predeceased by her husband, of 54 years, Nicholas DeRosa as well as her six siblings: sister: Ella Conway and brothers: Clifford, Davis Luther, Robert and Walter Howe. Louise was also predeceased by her great grandson, Luke Krueger.
Louise is survived by her son, Nicholas DeRosa and his wife, Kathleen of Middletown, NY; her daughter, Linda Bialas and her husband, Jerry of New Hampton, NY; grandchildren, Kimberly Weinert, Eleanor (Keith) Krueger, Anthony (Tina) DeRosa, Michael (Alma)DeRosa and Merideth (Chris) Moran. Step grandchildren: Michelle (Andrew) Vasti, and Kelly Conklin. Great grandchildren: Albert, Lauren, and Allison Weinert, Emma and Hannah DeRosa, Dylan and Logan Moran, Megan Krueger and Christine DeRosa. Step-great grandchildren: Nicholas and Madelyn Vasti. Louise is additionally survived by many nieces and nephews.
Louise’s kind, caring and light hearted spirit shone through every time you were in her presence. She would always greet you with a warm welcome and loving smile. Louise loved spending time with those closest to her heart – especially her great grandchildren. She enjoyed a good laugh, listening to stories, traveling, reading, and gardening. You could often find Louise siting on the couch crocheting. She made many beautiful afghans, which she donated to the Walden Humane Society, Montgomery Nursing Home and Occupations, Inc. among others.
Louse was an amazing mother and loving grandmother. We feel extremely blesses and grateful for having her by our side all these years. She was always there when we needed her the most.
Louise was a retired Therapy Aid for the Middletown Psychiatric Center. She was a former member of the Campbell Hall Presbyterian Church, a past volunteer at Campbell Hall Rehab & Nursing Home and the Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen in Middletown. Louise was a member of the New Horizon, Golden Links and Walden Senior Clubs.
There isn’t enough ink or paper to say THANK YOU. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, support staff, Hospice personnel and all the others on 2 North at Garnet Medical Center who helped make our mother as comfortable as possible in her final days. Your compassion, care and sensitivity was truly phenomenal and we will be forever grateful. Words really can’t define how we feel. You all are such a great asset to you profession. The best of the best. We would also like to share gratitude and recognition to Jackie and Maria for providing a kind and gentle touch of care to our Mother in our home.
Funeral arrangements will be private and under the direction of Gridle-Horan Funeral Home, Walden, NY. Donations can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Extended family and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial service in the Spring of 2022 to honor Louise’s wonderful 93 years of life.
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