• Robert L. DeRosia Sr.
    October 19,2012
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    Robert L. DeRosia Sr.

    HERNANDO, Fla. — The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Robert “Bob” Lloyd DeRosia, Sr., age 82, of Hernando, Florida, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with Full Military Honors.

    The family will receive friends Friday, October 19, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.

    Bob was born December 6, 1929, in Fair Haven, VT, son of the late Raymond and Mary (Varney) DeRosia. He died October 16, 2012, in Lecanto, FL.

    Mr. DeRosia was a Retired Chief Petty Officer with the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He moved to Hernando, FL, from Fair Haven, VT, in 1979.

    Bob was an avid dancer, dancing well into his 70s. He danced in shows with his sister, Iris, as a teenager and danced with his wife, Aurora on television on two occasions.

    He was a member of American Legion Post #77, Inverness, Moose Lodge, Crystal River and Member at Large of VFW #4337, Inverness.

    Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mattie Pallmerine DeRosia; his second wife, Aurora Levesque DeRosia; brother, Raymond A. DeRosia; two sisters, Una J. DeRosia and Iris Palmer; and two grandchildren.

    Survivors include three sons, Robert L. (Tamara) DeRosia Jr. of Fair Haven, VT, Raymond A. (Judy) DeRosia of Spokane, WA, Paul Rodgers of NH; five daughters, Marjorie J. Hamel of South Royalton, VT, Leila Z. (William) Stewart of Dade City, FL, Mary G. Mead of Hernando, FL, Shiela A. DeRosia of Poultney, VT, Cindy (Bob) Messer of Chippenhook, VT; 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
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