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Rose Anna Desjardins

By Joshua Smith

Oakfield - Rose Anna Desjardins, 93, of Oakfield, passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Genesee County Nursing Home, in Batavia.

Mrs. Desjardins was born October 2, 1917 in Fort Coulonge, Quebec, the daughter of the late John and Rosalee (Bertrand) St. Jean.

She emigrated to the United States from Quebec, Canada on July 23, 1955. She was a housewife in Oakfield where she raised her children. She enjoyed spending her summer months at Fort Coulonge, Quebec, Canada at her summer home. Rose Anna will rest there now with her beloved husband and family. Au revoir, Ma Ma

Her husband, Oswald F. Desjardins, passed away in 1999.

Survivors include 6 children, Mona (Gary) Sulimowicz, Frank (Darlene) Desjardins and Richard (Pam) Desjardins all of Oakfield, John Desjardins and Annette Desjardins, both of Batavia and Nancy (Joseph) Richthammer of Basom; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She had 3 sisters and 5 brothers - 4 are still living. All of her siblings remained in Canada throughout their lifetimes - Rose Anna was the only one to leave.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 7 pm at Alabama Full Gospel Fellowship, 5329 S. Gravel Rd, Medina, NY - Rt 63 just north of Alabama Center. Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to the family. Burial will be in Fort Coulonge, Quebec. Condolences may be made at

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