Grateful for over 70 years of marriage to her beloved husband Sam before his passing and for the family she raised with him, proud of her Italian heritage, and devoted to her Catholic faith, Yolanda J. DeRosa passed peacefully on January 10, 2022, nine months after her husband’s death.
The third of six girls in her family, Yolanda was born on October 6, 1930 to immigrant parents, Onorio and Giovannina, née Caliendo, Gabriele in Auburn, NY. In addition to being a homemaker, Yolanda was the first woman in Cayuga County to hold the office of Deputy County Clerk. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed interior decorating, and delighted in entertaining. Yolanda lived her faith and found great strength in sharing her faith by supporting charity. Yolanda’s life will live on in her five children Deborah DeRosa Donnelly, Darlene DeRosa Lattimore, Diane DeRosa Stout, all of Auburn, NY, Dale Yvonne DiMento, of Boston, MA, and Sam Gabriel DeRosa, of Atlanta, GA, 10 grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-grandsons, and two great-granddaughters.
Friends are invited to join the family this Thursday afternoon at 3:30 pm in St. Alphonsus Church, for Yolanda's Mass of Christian burial with Rev. Louis Vasile as celebrant. Interment will be private Friday in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry of Auburn,( please make checks payable to: St. Alphonsus Food Pantry) NY,85 E. Genesee St., Auburn,NY 13021 or the Eternal World Television Network.
To watch live the church ceremony, please either visit fingerlakeslivestreaming.com/yolanda-derosa or https://youtu.be/UdR3i5HqXec
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