Castegnaro-Merritt, Suzanne M.

born 6/9/1925 in Rockford, daughter of Thomas and Mary McShane Hughes, graduated Muldoon 1943. Married Gino Castegnaro on 8/9/1947, he died Sept 2, 1989. Married Joseph C. Merritton Nov. 28, 1998, she was member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. Died July 5, 2000; Mass at St. Bridget Catholic Church, burial in Calvary Cemetery, Fitzgerald Funeral Home

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/8/2000

Ferguson, David L.

David l. Ferguson, died March 22, 2015 with multiple myeloma.

Born March 28, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Dale and Carol (Bolster) Ferguson.

Married Dixie (Rhodes) Ferguson.

Served in U.S. Air Force, during Vietnam era, as a Staff Sgt./Inventory Management Specialist, in Hickham Air Force Base, in Hawaii.

Loras College grad, worked at John Deere.

Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church; Burial at Union Cemetery; Fitzgerald Funeral Home.

Source:  Rockford Register Star March 7, 2015.

Herbert Foley

Herbert Foley

Age 73

217 South Independence Avenue

Died Thursday at Rockford Memorial Hospital after a brief illness

Lifelong Rockford resident

Manager at Pabst Blue Ribbon Distributing for 25 years; retired four years ago

Herbert Foley
Herbert Foley

Survivors include his widow, Kathryn Barrett Foley

Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery


Source:  Rockford Register Republic, 06/24/1966

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



Norman, Charles Allen

Charles Allen Norman

Born Aug. 28, 1962, the son of Webbs and Nancy Norman, graduate Rockford West High School and Illinois State University. An investment broker and Certified Financial Planner for more than 25 years, for the past 16 years, he served as the branch manager to the A.G. Edwards/Wells Fargo office in Bloomington.

Died April 6, 2014, Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Greenwood Cemetery.

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Source: Rock River Times, April 9 – 15, 2014 Vol. 21, No. 25

Villani, John J.

Born May 15, 1922, son of Contido and Adella DeCori Villani

proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, WWII, participated in the occupation of Japan

Died April 1, 2014 in his home

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Anthony of Padua Church,

Source: Rockford Register Star April 4, 2014