Alice DesErmia

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Alice DesErmia, age 89, of Tecumseh, passed away Sept. 9, 2012 at Herrick Hospital. Alice was born Dec. 9. 1922 in Albion, Michigan the daughter of Herbert Russell and Ruth Sarah (Stiles) Boyd. On Feb. 14, 1944, she married Hugh DesErmia and he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 2010.

Alice attended Clinton Schools and graduated in 1940 at the top of her class. She also graduated from Michigan Normal (now Eastern Michigan) in 1944.

Alice was a member of the DAR and attended and supported the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh.

Her hobbies were playing bridge and reading.

Alice is survived by three sons, Bruce (Kathryn) DesErmia of Traverse City, Mich., Brian (Lynn) DesErmia of Clinton and Bret (Ana) DesErmia of Brighton, Mich; six grandchildren, Russell, Adam, Claire, Reid, Graham and Rhys DesErmia; six great grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Stein of Virginia Beach, Va.
In addition to her husband, Hugh, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Rev. Richard Mortimer officiating.

Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences to the family may be made online at

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