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Michael A. Desrosiers
PAWTUCKET Michael A. Desrosiers, 62, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011. He was the husband of Maria (Dutra) Desrosiers. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of Helena (Guilbeault) Desrosiers and the late Andre W. Desrosiers. Mike was a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran who served two tours with the 101st Airborne. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife and mother he leaves two sons, Michael and Joseph Desrosiers; two brothers, Dennis and Andre Desrosiers; two sisters, Carol Desrosiers and Nancy Neilan; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews. His funeral with Military Honors will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, 755 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. VISITATION will be Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing will be appreciated.