Mary Lou Rossato

Mary Lou Rossato

Sunday, August 14th, 1938 Thursday, February 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Mary Lou Rossato (LaJeunesse)

Kingsford- Mary Lou Rossato, 81, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Evergreen Assisted Living, Kingsford, Mich.

She was born August 14, 1938, in Iron Mountain, Mich., daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Shea) LaJeunesse. Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and a graduate of Iron Mountain High School, class of 1956. After high school she graduated from Northern Michigan University with a teaching degree. Mary Lou was married on May 27, 1960, in Iron Mountain to Mario Rossato. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2006. She worked at the Dickinson County Library until the 1970’s and then worked as a bookkeeper for Rossato Plumbing. Mary Lou belonged to the Writers Club and the Genealogy Association.

She enjoyed playing bingo, reading, listening to country music, and especially the time spent with family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Peter (Teresa) Rossato, Kingsford, Mich., and John Rossato, Iron Mountain, Mich.; two daughters, Anne (John) Main, Green Bay, Wis., and Jane Rossato, Iron Mountain, Mich.; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Loar, Milwaukee, Wis., and Jim LaJeunesse, Felch, Mich.; two sisters, Milly LaJeunesse, Milwaukee, Wis., and Marie “Sissy” LaJeunesse, Felch, Mich.; six grandchildren, Jason (Racheal) Rossato, Matt Rossato, Patrick (Becky) Leifker, Mike (Jackie) Leifker, Rick Rossato and Tony (Simone) Rossato, four great-grandchildren, Parker Rossato, Aria Rossato, Adaleigh Leifker and Miles Leifker; one brother-in-law, Robert (Georgina) Rossato, Norway, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Sara LaJeunesse, Manitowoc, Wis. and Helen Rossato, Vulcan, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mario, Mary Lou was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph LaJeunesse, Marty Loar, Paul Loar and Wayne Loar; and two brothers-in-law, Ben (Beverly) Rossato, and Adolph Rossato.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Rev. Jim Danielson will officiate. Burial will take place in Norway Cemetery in the spring.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Evergreen Assisted Living Memory Care Unit for their kindness and compassion shown to mom.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Jacobs Funeral Home- Iron Mountain
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
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    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Jacobs Funeral Home
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
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    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Rev. James Danielson
  • Interment

    Norway Township Cemetery
    WPA Rd
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Romaine Lauridsen

Pete and Teresa, so sorry to hear about Mary Lou. I only met her a few times at bingo but her enthusiasm for the game was contagious. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Romaine, Lisa, Donald and Shawn.
Comment | Posted at 02:48pm via Condolence

Al & Emma St Peter

Dear Peter, Teresa & Family
We are so sorry for you loss of your Mother Mary Lou. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you. May wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time
Comment | Posted at 06:30pm via Condolence

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With deepest sympathy, Jason
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Janet Dye

Dear Jane~
We are so sorry to hear about your mother passing on. May God's love & all your cherished memories help to comfort you at this difficult time. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
With Sincere Sympathy~
Sid & Janet Dye
Comment | Posted at 10:52am via Condolence

Patti Menza

Jane, Anne, John, Pete and families-you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jim and Patti
Comment | Posted at 06:23pm via Condolence

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