Veterans Who Have Passed–Mathew Spinello

Source:  Rockford Register Star, May 17, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Michael J. Delany

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 8, 2020.

Diocese adds St. Edward to consolidation plan May 2, 2018

Source:  The Rock River Times  May 2, 2018   Vol. 25  No. 29

Robert “Bob” Lawson Thalhofer – 2016, obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/21/2016

Bishop Emeritus Thomas George Doran, D.D. J.C.D. 1936-2016


Source:  Rockford Register Star 9/6/2016

Joseph Thomas Geraghty

Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Saginaw, MI, to Joseph T. Geraghty, Sr. and Evelyn P. Heath-Geraghty.

Married in St. Peter, Rockford, 1950.

Graduated from St. Thomas High School, 1938.

Attended the University of Chicago and University of Iowa.

Joined the Naval Air Corp in 1942.  During his 4 years in the Navy, he was stationed in Pensacola, FL as Ensign, flew torpedo bombers in the North Atlantic looking for German subs, and flew off of a carrier in the Pacific during WWII.

Owned several businesses.

Died Nov. 22, 2014, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory; Funeral Mass at Cathedral of St. Peter.

Source: Rockford Register Star, Nov. 27, 2014




Didier, John Paul “Jack”

1944 graduate of St, Thomas High School

WWII Navy veteran and Purple Heart Recipient

co-owner of Didier Greenhouses, Inc

Died April 27, 2014

Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Cathedral of St. Peter, Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Source: Rockford Register Star April 30, 2014