May 22, 1960 ~ March 11, 2019

Born in: Hinsdale, Illinois
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Marguerite “GigGi” DeRose passed away on Monday March 11, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be held for her on Friday 3/29 at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 South Colorado Bld. at 10 A.M.

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Funeral Mass: March 29, 2019 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Denver
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Room: Chapel

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Memories Timeline


  1. Marguerite, you will be greatly missed!! Thank you for all the special memories we shared as sister in law’s. You will always be in my heart! I am so blessed to have had you in my life and part of my family!! Love you always. Rest in peace!! ❤️


  2. Marg, we will miss your ready laughter and your spirit. You will always be part of our lives, in our thoughts, and prayers.

    Your sister-in-law, Teresa

  3. Marguerite, you will be missed when we celebrate birthdays and holidays of which you were part of every year. Know that we love you very much and you will always be in our hearts.

  4. Gigi was one of the strongest, funniest and kindest people I ever had the joy and privilege to have known. She had an amazingly huge heart combined with a mighty spirit. So proud to have been her friend since college days in Carbondale. There is most certainly a hole in the soul of The Universe from her leaving.

    My sincere condolences and sympathies to you, Dominic, as well as to your and Gigi’s families and many friends.

  5. I am so lucky to have gotten to know and spend so much time with Marguerite and Dom over these past decades ( almost 3, I think). Marguerite was delightful, first as a physical therapy client of mine and then as a dear, dear friend. She was truly one of the strongest, kindest people I’ve ever met. She had some warrior woman spirit that just kept going through what seemed like unbearable hardships. And could she make me double over laughing at her exuberant and irreverent sense of humor. My favorite text from her—–the video of her joyfully skiing at Winter Park. She did it!!!!!!!!!

  6. When I think of Marguerite, I think of sunshine, laughter, kindness, caring, humor, and curiosity. I think of birds, flowers, puppies, cows (yes cows) and angels. (I told her she was my angel.)

    I think of love, humility and selflessness. Supporter, encourager. I think of thoughtfulness, and gift giving. (She gave the best gifts!)

    I think of chocolate, Starbucks, mimosas, movie trail mix, and candy.

    I think of intelligence, courage, and acceptance. (Unbreakable spirit! She was so brave.)

    I think of adventure, appreciation, and joy in the little things. Making lemonade when you got lemons. I think of forgiveness, inclusiveness, and love of family. (If you needed her, she was there.)

    When I think of Marguerite (Marg, SIL, Sistah, GiGi) I think of how very much I will miss her. I wonder what I am ever going to do without her … what this world is going to do without her. I think of what she has left us: that spirit, that joy, that love. And I know that she will still be very present in our lives.


  7. Marg (SIL),

    You will be in our hearts forever. I will miss sitting next to you at family dinners. I enjoyed our conversations about our dogs, our trips to the zoo and all the laughter we shared. I think of you every time I see the cow cookie jar in my kitchen.

    It was such a blessing having you in our family but it was much too short. You are at peace now and no longer in pain. Your smile and laughter are lighting up heaven.

    Love you always!

    Martha (SIL)

  8. Sending my warmest thoughts and prayers to all of Marguerite’s family and friends, and especially to Dominic. I hope there will be comfort in all of the good memories you share as you celebrate her life today.

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