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George DelGrosso

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George DelGrosso, 94, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born the youngest son of Donato and Marianna (Fanzo) DelGrosso, on June 27, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Highland Park, Michigan in early 1930, and he remained in Michigan for the rest of his life.

George was enlisted in the United States Navy, upon completion of High School.  He served his country on the ship L.C.S. 20 (Landing Craft Support) and many others until he was honorably discharged on July 25, 1946. 

He married Eileen Kuptz on June 15, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan and were married for 59 wonderful years until her passing in 2010.

George was a known craftsman who enjoyed working in his workshop.  He was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing, cross country skiing, down hill skiing and occasionally bowling.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eileen; and son, Steven.

George is survived by his dear friend and partner, Jeanne Crenshaw; children, Mariann (Stan) Nowak of Portage, MI, Kathleen Murphy of Commerce MI, and Douglas (Paula) DelGrosso of Keego Harbor, MI; 8 grandchildren, and several greatgrandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.  Visitation will be Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735 with a Rosary being offered by the Knights of Columbus at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday beginning at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Care Team, 604 W. Main St., Suite A., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

5 comments on “George DelGrosso”

  1. Art & Sue Kennedy

    George DelGrosso. What can we say? We have been fortunate to have known George for several years. We enjoyed many family celebrations with George and will miss his always smiling face. Rest In Everlasting Peace In Our heavenly Father’s arms. May the DelGrosso families and friends be Blessed with strength and Peace as they go through this very difficult time.
    Art & Sue Kennedy

    • We feel lucky to have known such a wonderful man in our lifetime. Kind, loving, generous and on and on. Rest in Peace, and peace and comfort to your family.
      Love Pete and Andrea Sarotte

      • Ron and Cindy Sabotka

        We are thankful to have spent time with George and Eileen and their family. Over the years there were many birthdays and celebrations of all kinds that we shared. George was certainly a gregarious man, always kind, he made you feel welcome and brightened the room with his smile. Prayers for his loved ones during their time of loss.

        • Kerry & Corine Streng and Carol Berti

          Father in heaven,
          Thank you for sharing George with us on this side of eternity. We have been blessed by his demonstration of strength and love for his family and friends. While we mourn on this side, let us also celebrate the service and love that George shared. George has “Graduated”, he is home and we believers will be with him again.

          • We lost our Italian Stallion , Uncle George. What a wonderful man. So many memories with him through the years. He was so kind and loving to everyone he came in contact with. He saw the beauty in everything. So sad to see him leave this earth, but to a much better place. He will be sitting at the right hand of God because that is where he definitely belongs. He was so loved by all. Blessed prayers to all of his family. Much love to everyone at this sad time. ( we always called one another on June 27 , our shared birthdays ) God Bless you Uncle George. Patti Venezia -Stoll & Ron Stoll

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