Barbara E. Brusorio

HOUGHTON – Barbara E. Brusorio, 86, a resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community and former Hancock resident, passed away Sunday Morning, April 24, 2016, at Cypress Manor following a short illness.

She was born on November 13, 1929, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Russell and Evelyn (Kersila) Liimatta. Barb was a graduate of the Hancock High School.

On March 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Alfred “Babe” Brusorio and on July 21, 2008, he preceded her in death.

Barbara had worked at the Houghton County Memorial Airport and retired from the State of Michigan, where she had worked as a secretary.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed caring for her flower garden, traveling and going to the casino.

Mrs. Brusorio was a member of Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church of Hancock.

Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; her brothers, Clifford, Wallace and Clyde; and her sister, Marie Burns.

Surviving are her children, Debra Manninen, of Escanaba, Diane (Robert) Stites, of Hancock, Michael Brusorio, of Acworth, Georgia; her grandchildren, David Manninen, Matthew Manninen and Angela Stites; her sister, Judy Taylor, of Calgary, Canada; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church of Hancock with Fr. William Ssozi to celebrate.

Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

To view Barbara’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Barbara E. Brusorio

HOUGHTON – Barbara E. Brusorio, 86, a resident of The Bluffs in Houghton and former resident of Hancock, passed away Sunday Morning, April 24, 2016 at Cypress Manor following a short illness.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.