In Memoriam

Josephine Rhoads, Associate


Josephine “Jo” Christine Rhoads, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on January 31, 1930. A long-time Adrian Dominican Associate, she resided in the Troy, Michigan, area and participated in the Peacemakers Mission Group of the Great Lakes Dominican Chapter, she died on June 19, 2018 in residential care.

Jo was the wife of the late Raymond “Jerry” Rhoads; dear mother of Mark (Phyllis), Kevin (Terri) and Lisa (Tony) Pietrantoni; and grandmother of Allison, Erin, and Alexander. 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, with Prayers at 7:00 p.m., at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, between Maple and Big Beaver, in Troy. 

The Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 4571 John R, Rd, Troy. Visitation at church begins at 9:00 a.m. 

Rite of Committal will be in White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Residential Hospice.

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