Rose Marie Alter
Rose Marie Alter
  • October 8, 1930 - April 12, 2017
  • Earlysville, Virginia

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Rose Marie Alter, 86, of Traverse City, MI passed away on April 12, 2017 in Earlysville, VA after a short battle with cancer.

She was born October 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Trotta and the wife of the late Frederick Alter.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Pietrzyk (David), their dog Jake who stayed at her side, two grandchildren John (Agnes) and Eric Pietrzyk (Stacey), three great grandchildren, Asher, Aurelia(Ella) and Kayla Escurel Pietrzyk, one brother, Leonard Trotta (Barbara), three nephews, Lennie (Cindy, their children, Lennie, Annie, and Tommy), Timothy, and Daniel.

Rose Marie was very close to Edna Pietrzyk and Loretta Harding, who helped care and be there for her through her illness, and also all the Pietrzyk family who considered her “Grandma Rose.” She loved her family above all else, and there is nothing she would not do for them. In her younger days, Rose Marie could be found dancing the night away several times per week.

We would like to thank Legacy Hospice and Home Instead, especially Patti, for their care and support.

Visitation will be held at The Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville, VA on Friday night April 21, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30. A Rosary will take place from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:30 am.

Donations may be made to Legacy Hospice.

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