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Maryrose Pappa

Maryrose Pappa

Tuesday, October 25th, 1932 - Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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Obituary

Maryrose Pappa, 88, of Three Oaks, passed away, Saturday, March 20, 2021 at West Woods of Bridgman.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery in Three Oaks. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned and announced this summer when COVID restrictions are eased. Memorial donations in Maryrose’s name may be made to the River Valley Senior Center, 13321 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, MI 49115. Those wishing to sign Maryrose’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Maryrose was born October 25, 1932 in Chicago to Austin & Evelyn (Kaemerer) Steeves. She graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago, Class of 1950. On May 21, 1955 , she married Russell F. Pappa in Chicago. Maryrose dedicated her life to her family. She was an avid sports fan and attended all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events whenever possible. Maryrose was a member of the first ladies fast-pitch traveling baseball team in Chicago, on which the movie A League of Their Own was based. While wintering in Florida, she worked for many years at Disney World in the gift shop. She will deeply missed by her loving family.

Maryrose is survived by her six sons-Stephen (Pamela) Pappa of Kissimmee, FL, Michael (Carrielynn) Pappa of Baroda, Thomas (Laura) Pappa & Johnny (Sheila) Pappa, both of Three Oaks, David (Jill) Pappa of Lords Valley, PA, Joseph (Kristine) Pappa of Lake Mills, WI; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; her brother Edward (JoAnn) Steeves of Davenport, IA; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell on April 8, 1995, her grandson Joshua Pappa, her father-Austin Steeves, her mother & step-father Evelyn (David) Kaskie, and her brother Austin Steeves, Jr.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Riverside Cemetery - Three Oaks
    Address
    THREE OAKS, MI 49128
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Riverside Cemetery - Three Oaks
    Address
    THREE OAKS, MI 49128
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial donations in Maryrose's name may be made to the River Valley Senior Center, 13321 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, MI 49115.
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery - Three Oaks
    Address
    THREE OAKS, MI 49128
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John Rorabeck

Posted at 06:56pm
Was saddened to hear of the death of this fine lady. I recall meeting her on several occassions while hanging with Steve and Pam in the early '90s. Lots of laughter and love in this tight-knit family. John Rorabeck, Berrien Springs.
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