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Rita Rose DeRaud

February 20, 1933 May 20, 2018
Rita Rose DeRaud
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Her Legacy… Rita Rose DeRaud, 85, passed away May 20, 2018. She was born on February 20, 1933, in Oak Park, Illinois to Joseph Hoefer and Marie (Reuter) Hoefer. Rita married the love of her life, Thomas Alfred DeRaud, on August 6, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. She will be remembered as the epitome of beauty, strength, and grace. She was a pillar and a constant in everyones lives, showing pure strength and resilience. She continued to be devoted to her family, husband, and faith. Rita maintained an active role in her parish at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and was part of the knitting group ministry. She loved to play Candy Crush for fun.

Her Family… Rita will be missed by her children, Michele Howell, Therese DeRaud, Mark (Rebecca) DeRaud, Paul (Sara) DeRaud, and Suzanne (Kevin) Gorski; siblings, Sister Charlotte Hoefer, and Michael (Sharon) Hoefer; grandchildren, Emily (Lance) Podsiad, Erin (Mark) Ibanez, Kelleigh Howell (Raul), Tyler Canning, Anna Rose Canning, Sara (Travis) Helmer, Colette DeRaud (Jake), Lilyana Hyman, Dylan DeRaud, Cade DeRaud, Colton DeRaud, Matthew Gorski, and Justin Gorski; great grandchildren, Clare Podsiad, Hunter Luna, Sawyer Podsiad, Charlotte Ibanez, and Wells Luna. She is preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Marie, her husband; Thomas, and brother; Joseph Hoefer.

Her Farewell… Rita’s family and friends will gather Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:00pm-8:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Her Community Farewell will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am (10:00 gathering) for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2201 S. Old US Highway 23, Brighton, Michigan 48114. Father David Howell will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to Angela Hospice Care Center. Please leave a message of comfort for Rita’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at

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Family and Friends Gathering




2:00 PM 5/23/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel

7425 E. M-36
PO Box 735
Hamburg, MI 48139

Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. M-36 Hamburg 48139 MI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 5/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brighton

2201 Old US 23 Highway
Brighton, MI

10:00 gathering

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brighton
2201 Old US 23 Highway Brighton MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Angela Hospice-Livonia MI


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