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Theresa R
DiRuzza (Mercorelli)

August 10, 1931 – October 3, 2018

Theresa DiRuzza
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Obituary for Theresa R DiRuzza (Mercorelli)

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ALEXANDRIA: Theresa R DiRuzza, 87 of Alexandria died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in the Summit Convalescent Center after an extended illness.
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Theresa was born in Bronx, New York on Aug. 10, 1931 and was the daughter of Nicola and Theresa (Dartolli) Mercorelli. On September 3, 1955 she married Nicola George DiRuzza, Sr. who preceded her death on February 21, 2015.

She was a home maker most of her life and was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Theresa was a member of the Church of St. Mary’s and the Daughters of Isabella.

Left to cherish her memory is her sons, Nicola G. “Nick’ (Mary Ann) DiRuzza and George (Melody) DiRuzza; her grandchildren, Mario (Blair) DiRuzza, Maria (Anthony) Schultz, Lew DiRuzza, Andrea DiRuzza, Adrienne DiRuzza, Sarah DiRuzza and Ben DiRuzza and seven great-grandchildren; her brothers, Angelo Mercorelli, George Mercorelli; her sister, Gloria (Freddie) Cosimano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary’s, 820 W Madison, Alexandria with Fr. Dan Duff as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Park View Cemetery. Friends may call at Whetsel Funeral Service on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

The family request memorials be made to the Church of St. Mary’s Building Fund, 820 W Madison, Alexandria, IN 46001 or in care of the funeral home.

The Whetsel family is honored to celebrate the life of Theresa R DiRuzza with her family and community.

For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.

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First Visitation

When Sunday, October 7, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Whetsel Funeral Service
Address
1503 S Park Ave
Alexandria, IN 46001

Second Visitation

When Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Church of St. Mary's
Address
820 W Madison St
Alexandria, IN 46001

Service Information

When
Monday, October 8, 2018 11:00am
Officiating
Father Dan Duff
Location
Church of St. Mary's
Address
820 W Madison St
Alexandria, IN 46001

Interment Information

When
Monday, October 8, 2018
Location
Park View Cemtery
Address
Alexandria, IN 46001