Obituary of Kathleen Sue Marchese
Kathy Sue Dusseau was born in Monroe on October 19, 1952. She was one of twelve children born from the union of the late Eldred and Ursula (Kolinski) Dusseau. Kathy attended school at Christiancy Elementary and at Monroe High School.
Kathleen married the love of her life, Donald Joseph Marchese Sr., on October 1, 1971, and they were blessed with five children. First and foremost, Kathy, cared for the needs of her husband and children as a homemaker. However, she also found a way to balance employment outside the home serving as the Assistant Manager at the A&W Restaurant.
For many years, the family worshipped at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kathy loved to work outside and worked hand in hand to care for their yard. She was extremely proud of her husband’s service in the United States Army and for many years played an active role with the AmVets Women’s Auxillary Post 222 in Toledo often volunteering with the VFW Post bingo.
Kathy enjoyed crafts setting up a booth at many local shows. She had a beautiful heart loving people and animals. She was kind-hearted and generous, forgave easily, never staying mad at those she loved. Her home was always open to pets as well. She loved country music.
Kathy looked forward to girl’s night, playing Yahtzee and bingo on Fridays with her crew Lois Baker, Loretta Terrasi, Linda Brooks, Sally Carroll, and Lois’ daughter: Laura “Sissy” Janisse.
Kathleen Sue Marchese, age 68, of Monroe passed away on Monday; May 10, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by two children: Misty Ann and Toby Marchese; and four siblings: Eldred, Butch, Wayne and Cindy.
To cherish her memory, Kathy, leaves her beloved spouse of nearly fifty years: Donald Joseph Marchese Sr.; three children: Donald (Helena) Marchese Jr., Jeramiah (Dawn) Marchese, and Michelle Marchese; four sisters: Paulette, Carolyn, Veronica "Ronnie", and Diane; two brothers: Jerry and Pat Dusseau; and seven grandchildren: Alyssa Marchese, Savannah Marchese, Tyler Marchese, Nelson Meinke, Cheyenne Marchese, Vanessa, Gage Swartz, and Samantha Bryant.
Friends may gather from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Worship Service Celebrating Her Life will follow at 7:00pm with Reverend Harold Raines officiating. Private graveside services will take place at Roselawn.
Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com.