Barsenas, Romana, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Age 69 years. Daughter of the late Antonio and Herlinda (Castillo) Ruiz , Romana was born August 9, 1940 in Carrizo Springs, Texas. She was married too Jesus (Jesse) Barsenaz on October 15, 1960. He survives her. Romana was a secretary at Holy Rosary Catholic Church for 18 years and Pastoral Administrator from 1990 to 1992. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the music director at St. Joseph and SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Romana had instilled the love of music in her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, gardening and playing her baby grand piano. Surviving besides her husband Jesse are two daughters and one son, Bernadette (Bernie) and Martin Crimmins, Saginaw; Linda and Victor Castro, Saginaw; Jesse (Jay) and Jill Barsenas, Carrollton; nine grandchildren, Matthew and his fiance Renee Cook, Andrew, and Tara Crimmins, Felicia, Lucas (Lukie) and Gabriella Castro, Jennifer and Jay Hall, Kyle Mitchell and Aly Barsenas; one great-granddaughter, Kloey Hall; one brother, Guadalupe and Cindy Ruiz; two sisters, Maria Gonzales and Bessie Sanchez; many nieces, nephews and special family friend, Aaron Wenzel. Romana was preceded in death by her brother and her sister-in-law, Jimmy and Pat Ruiz, one niece and two nephews. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 902 N. 6th Ave., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. John Sarge and Rev. Fr. Daniel Daniel Anholzer, OFMCap will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund.