Pixley Funeral Home


Rosemary Frances Paradoski

April 16, 1940May 5, 2021

Rosemary Frances Paradoski, 81, of Rochester Michigan died on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI.

Rosemary was born April 16, 1940 and was the treasured daughter of the late Orazio and Rose Troia of Terrasini, Sicily. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Detroit Denby High School. Soon afterwards she met the love of her life Ronald C Paradoski who she married on April 30, 1960. Together they enjoyed a full life of golfing and traveling throughout the world with so many amazing friends.

Rosemary cherished her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching and attending their sporting events, dances, school activities and cooking wonderful Italian meals together. She was so proud of all their accomplishments and looked forward to her growing family getting together. She was known as Nana, Grammie, Mom, Roe, Rose, Rosemary and Friend. Whenever you needed her, she would drop everything to help or participate.

Rosemary became a business owner of a party supply company which was the perfect place for her since she enjoyed decorating for every holiday the yearly calendar noted. After selling the business she continued her holiday decorating for several commercial buildings in the area. In her later years she enjoyed volunteering for many organizations near and dear to her heart.

Ron and Rosemary lived in several different areas where they gained so many friends who together enjoyed many different recreational activities. From Pinnacle Club, Mahjong group, golf leagues, plays, and baseball games, they continued to stay busy and live, laugh and love.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Paradoski, parents Orazio and Rose Troia, grandson Timothy Kmiec Jr and son in law Lary Blahnik.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Ronald Paradoski Jr of Rochester MI, daughter Roseann Paradoski Blahnik of Kalamazoo MI, daughter and son in law Lynmarie and Timothy Kmiec of Rochester Hills MI, grandchildren Kristyn and Seth Wiley of Colorado Springs CO, Emily and Justin Syrowik of Mountain View CA, Matthew Blahnik of Kalamazoo MI, Michael Kmiec and Abbey Gaulin of Chicago IL, Taylor Paradoski of Rochester MI, Jonathan Kmiec of Rochester Hills MI, Isabelle Paradoski of Rochester Mi, and Ava Paradoski of Rochester MI, and great grandchildren Brayden Blahnik and Wyatt Wiley of Colorado Springs CO.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday May 15, 2021 at St Andrews Catholic Church in Rochester, Michigan. The family will begin receiving guests for viewing at 11:30 am. Interment will take place privately at a later date. Current Covid regulations are required (6’ distancing and masks).

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  • Ronald Paradoski Jr, Son
  • Roseann Paradoski Blahnik, Daughter
  • Lynmarie Kmiec (Timothy), Daughter
  • Kristyn Wiley (Seth), Grandchild
  • Emily Syrowik (Justin), Grandchild
  • Matthew Blahnik, Grandchild
  • Michael Kmiec (Abbey Gaulin), Grandchild
  • Taylor Paradoski, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Kmiec, Grandchild
  • Isabelle Paradoski, Grandchild
  • Ava Paradoski, Grandchild
  • Brayden Blahnik, Great Grandchild
  • Wyatt Wiley, Great Grandchild
  • Ronald Paradoski, Husband (deceased)
  • Orazio Troia, Father (deceased)
  • Rose Troia, Mother (deceased)
  • Timothy Kmiec Jr, Grandson (deceased)
  • Lary Blahnik, Son-in-law (deceased)


  • Instate

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, May 15, 2021



Rosemary Frances Paradoski

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Candy Gardner

May 14, 2021

Rosemary and Ron were such integral members of our Michaywe community for years. They did a lot of volunteering in our community. We loved our Lakewood Dr. chili cook-off collaborations and block parties. Lots of fond memories. Still think of them every time we pass their house.

Duane and Barbara Christie

May 13, 2021

Dear Ron, Roseann and Lyn

We were so sad to hear of Rose’s passing. We certainly have many good memories of both Ron and Rose. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Duane and Barbara Christie

Mark and Mary Gaulin

May 11, 2021

We had the pleasure of meeting Rosemary last Labor Day weekend and my first and last impression was how lucky this family was to have this wonderful woman in their lives !!

Kimmie LaCorte Brown

May 8, 2021

Dear Ronnie Jr., Roseann and Lynmarie & families,

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your precious mother. Growing up with your family, your mother was just like extended family to me, especially knowing she was Italian! I have many fond memories of her growing up. She was such a refined, exquisite, sweet and beautiful woman. I can honestly say I know the pain that you are experiencing as we too have lost both our parents. I can tell you from experience that the pain you feel now will turn to happy memories as time goes by. Be happy for her, for she is right where she wanted to be... with the love of her life, your father and know that our Lord is holding her in His arms, healed her from all of her earthly wounds and is keeping her safe until you meet again!It’s us, left here that makes us weep but I also know God gives you unmeasurable strength to get you through this dark time. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers and are here for you if you ever need us. I am sorry we cannot be there to honor your mom during this time of Covid but know that we are there for all of you in spirit and you are all in our thoughts and prayers as well.

With all of our love, Kimmie (LaCorte) Jim & family.