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JoAnne Norstrom Rosa

July 11, 2019

Surrounded by her loving family, JoAnne Norstrom Rosa, departed this life on July 11, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware and was the daughter of  James A. Norstrom and Joan Hattenfield Norstrom. JoAnne was preceded in death by both parents, her oldest son, James C. Rosa, her step-father, John R. Lowry, her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. In 2003, JoAnne lost her husband, Angel L. Rosa, who was the love of her life.

JoAnne worked briefly at Arnold’s Deli and Holcomb Kitchens. She was a  lifelong member of Hanover Presbyterian Church. JoAnne enjoyed a long friendship with Janice Mears. She enjoyed being a full time homemaker and the companionship of her dogs: Rocko, Semi and Gage. However, JoAnne’s greatest joy came from raising her children and  being “Nana” to her grandchildren for over 20 years. 

JoAnne is survived by her children, Lynn DeLuca (Tony), Eric Rosa, Maria Rosa, and Troy  Spraggs. Grandchildren include Michael, Ines, Quazeem, E.J., Sayquan, James, Sierra, Nicolas, Cheyenne, Vincent, Jamiah, and Kayne.  Great Grandchildren include: Christopher, Quazeem, Jr., Angel and Davina. She is also survived by an aunt, Dessa Hattenfield of Iowa.

The Rosa family wishes to thank the nurses of Compassionate Care Hospice for the care given to JoAnne during the past eight months.

A Memorial Service will be held at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson Street, Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, JoAnne requested that contributions be made to each person’s favorite charity.

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