Rosemary B. Pouliot, age 97, of Escanaba passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Rosey was born February 16, 1923 in Escanaba, the daughter of William and Clara (Perron) Roberge. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1941. Rosey served with the Women’s Reserve in the U.S. Navy, better known as the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), during World War II. She was united in marriage to Austin Pouliot in 1950. Rosey was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba and owned and operated hair salons for many years and supported her husband in many different business ventures. Her and her husband loved to dance, especially the Waltz. She thrived on having family around her and doted on her best friend, Dolly (dog).
Rosey is survived by her children, Gregory (Katherine) Pouliot of Sheboygan, WI, John (Connie) Pouliot of Gladstone, Michele (Phil) Shields of Escanaba, Joel Pouliot of Gladstone, Mitchell (Gretchen) Pouliot of Portage, MI, William (Greta) Pouliot of Gladstone and Jeffery (Brenda) Pouliot of Hudsonville, MI; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin, her parents, William and Clara Roberge, sisters, Lucille LaBre, Marguerite Roberge, Louise Abb and Therese Roberge and grandson, Daniel Pouliot.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 2 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot officiating. Rosey will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba.
Masks and social distancing are mandatory upon entering St. Anne Catholic Church.