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“So sorry for your loss. I am praying for all of you. All of you mean so much to me. Love you ”
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Rosa Asaro met life head-on with its challenges and like a cat with nine lives, survived them all. Born in Detroit on the eve of the Great Depression, Rosa was one of 14 children. Her parents, Margaret (Bozzo) and Battista Bruglio, had immigrated from Sicily to Detroit. Rosa left school early to help her mother raise their large family. She worked many other jobs in her lifetime, her favorite one being the safety supervisor at General Safety; a seat-belt company.

Rosa met the love of her life, Nate in 1952. Nate pursued Rosa, and they were married in 1954. They moved into their first house in St. Clair Shores after and started to build a family. Their two son's, Bill and Jim were born there. From there Rosa and Nate moved to a new house in Warren in 1964, and lived there for 12 years watching her son's grow up, and graduate high school.

A very social lady, Rosa had many friends. Her special joy, however, was being around family at the reunions. Her baked goods were legend. Who wouldn't stay for cards or a domino game when Rosa's baked goodies would be served? And is it any wonder that Rosa's favorite television show was the Golden Girls? Rosa could have easily joined the cast as she was one herself.

On April 4, 2006, Rosa lost her beloved husband Nate.

Rosa was a fighter her whole life, whether it was defending her nieces and nephews on the street or fighting for her health, she never gave up. Rosa had health problems her whole life, from open heart surgery in 1969, brain surgery in 1994, colon cancer surgery in 2009, and her final battle with kidney failure this year. She always fought a tough fight, and came back strong, but this last fight took it's toll on her and God finally called her home on the early morning hours of August 7, 2014. She will be reunited with her husband at Great Lakes National Cemetery later this month.

Rosa is survived by her sons, William and wife Judy Asaro, and James R. Asaro; her grandchildren, Adrienne Morris, Francesca Asaro, Alysia Bacevicius, Grace Asaro; and her great-grandchildren, Vincent Asaro and Graham Bacevicius. She was predeceased by her husband, Anatole (Nate) and her parents, Margaret and Battista Bruglio.