Josephine Donnelly Dickerman
Josephine Donnelly Dickerman

July 17, 1956 - March 4, 2019
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Resided in Harrison Township, Michigan
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March 4, 2019, age 62. Passed away suddenly, surrounded by her close family and friends. Josephine ‘Jody” (nee Donnelly) Dickerman was born on July 17, 1956 to John Charles Donnelly and Isabelle Casgrain Donnelly of Grosse Pointe, MI. She was one of eight children and attended Our Lady Star of the Sea High School. Jody’s love of her family was at the center of her life and universe. She often reminisced about her Mom and Dad’s traditional pancake breakfast every Sunday, dubbed “Pancakes”; a well-known occurrence to her friends and family. She would never be seen without her favorite things, particularly her half-frozen Diet Coke in-hand. She also loved salt water taffy, morning coffee and was usually seen wearing her favorite thing, her flip flops on sunny days.

Jody resided in Grosse Pointe Woods and Harrison Township for many years before relocating to Palm Beach Shores, FL and eventually returning back to Michigan. Jody was one to pay things forward in the ways she could. Her sister Anne’s late husband, the late Robert Bagno, helped her attain continued sobriety in 1995. Jody was sober until the day she died. She helped countless others find help that was a large part of her daily life.

Jody is survived by her three loving sons, John A. ‘J5’ Trost V, Karl C. (Tansie Lynn Dew) Trost and William L. (Jennifer Claire Barbour) Dickerman III. She is survived by seven brothers and sisters, Anne (Donnelly) Widlak, John C. (Nancy) Donnelly, Susan (Donnelly) Klotz, Laurie (Phil) Filken, Isabelle Donnelly, Michael Donnelly, and William “Will” Donnelly of Hawaii. She is also survived by three wonderful grandchildren, Brayden Forrest Dickerman, Presley Isabelle Dickerman, and William John Dickerman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, one of which she referred to as ‘her fourth son,’ Jack (Tracy) Donnelly. She leaves behind many many friends whom she will miss dearly.

Family and friends will gather on Friday March 15, 2019 beginning at 9:30 am until time of Mass 10:00 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The American Lung Association 1475 E. 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071.




Memorial Mass
St. Paul Catholic Church
157 Lakeshore Drive,
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236
Friday, March 15, 2019
10:00 AM
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