Darla L. Verbrigghe

ESCANABA – Darla L. Verbrigghe, 71, of 4771 17th Road in Escanaba passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born March 6, 1942, in Escanaba, and was the daughter of Adrian and Leona (Smith) Pickard. Darla graduated from Holy Name High School in 1960.

The former Darla L. Pickard married Mathias “Matt” Verbrigghe on Sept. 10, 1960, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Escanaba. She was employed at the Taystee Bread Bakery in Escanaba until her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge 354 Ladies Auxiliary. Darla enjoyed Camping, baking with her grandchildren, wintering in Texas with her husband.

Darla Louise Verbrigghe is survived by her husband, Matt Verbrigghe; son, Daniel Verbrigghe of Escanaba; daughter, Sandra (Scott) Ion of Cranberry, Pa.; six grandchildren, Simon, Alison, Samantha, Derek, Zachary and Emlyn; sister, Rose (Melvin) LaCarte of Cornell; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne Arnold in 1999; son, Dale Verbrigghe in 2010; and sister, Janet Ross.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Father Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services in the St. Thomas Catholic Church fellowship hall.

The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.