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Domenica Theresa DiSante

Domenica Theresa DiSante

Died: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Age: 85
Grosse Pointe Farms resident Domenica Theresa “Mickey” DiSante, 85, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

Mrs. DiSante was born on March 27, 1918 in Detroit, to Simon DeMaggio and Angelina Caruso. After graduating from St. Anthony High School in 1936, she worked as a secretary, then became a Navy Wave a few years into World War II. After the war, she met and married Anthony DiSante and they had five children in six years. After 11 years as a stay-at-home mother, she worked part-time at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Picture Rental Gallery. A few years later she worked full-time at Wayne State University as a secretary in the College of Engineering and then for the University Libraries. While at Wayne State University she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history.

Mrs. DiSante was secretary of the Queen of Peace Senior Action Group, a regular player with its Tuesday Pinochle group, and a member of the Lakeside Palette Club. She was a longtime member of the Grosse Pointe Theatre and loved going to TOPS meetings in Mount Clemens.

Mrs. DiSante and her husband Tony were members of the Judelaires choral group for many years and she sang in the Queen of Peace choir for 30 years.

She enjoyed Scrabble, sewing, traveling, bridge, painting and drawing.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna and Angela; sons, Christopher, Anthony(Stephanie), Peter (Erin Ann); grandchildren, Jacob and Eli Hoerler, Anthony, Eileen and Bridget DiSante; sisters, Rita Vermilion, Theresa Cantlon, Mary Giacinto; and brother, Anthony DeMaggio.

She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony DiSante; brother, Simon “Bud” DiMaggio and sister, Elena Scandone.

A funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Harper Woods, on March 20.

Interment was Monday, March 22, at Mount Olivet cemetery in Detroit.

Arrangements were provided by Verheyden Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace, the Capuchins or Grosse Pointe Theatre.
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