On The Waterfront, 2008 – ad, music headliners & bands

Source:  Northwest Quarterly magazine, Summer 2008, ad, page 44, Vol. 5, No. 2

Bettye LaVette, Blue Oyster Cult, Boiled in Lead, Chicago Afrobeat Project

Deedle Deedle Dees, Eddie Blazoncyk’s Versatones, Edgar Winter, Finger Eleven, Los Lonely Boys, Shocker Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Puddle of Mudd, Styx, Tommy Castro Band,

Vanessa Hudgins



Anita Bouril, 78 – from obituary August 27, 2008

Anita Bouril, died Aug. 24, 2008.

Born Dec. 7, 1929 daughter of Carmelo and Josephine (Castrogiovanni) Buscemi.

Anita married Joseph Nelson 2/20/1954; he died 4/20/1986. She married John Bouril in Rockford.

Employed by Barber Colman 32 years.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory; Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Source Rockford Register Star 8/27/2008

Buttacavoli, Loretta M. – from 2008 obituary

Loretta M. Buttacavoli,  born 1924 in Independence, Louisiana; married Santo “Sonny Buttacavoli in 1944, he died in 2000, she died in 2008.

Daughter: Chera Correnti   Sisters:  Mary Cuccia, Angelina Baggelio, Virginia Presti, and brother Adolf “Tony” Danna.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 7/17/2008

Maria’s Italian Café – Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2008

Maria’s Italian Café:

Sign over the door “John and Joe’s Casa di Amici”

Began in 1924 out of back door of kitchen; restaurant opened in 1930’s

Run first by Maria Cason, then by her sons, Tony and Jake

Now run by Jake’s widow Carmella and her sons, Joe and John

During WWII, military personnel from Camp Grant dined in the basement


Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, WInter 2008, Page 75, Vol. 5, No. 4