Obituary for Mary Ginestra Abruzzo, Proprietor, Three Trees Restaurant RR Star May 23, 1994

Source: Rockford Register Star   May 23, 1994  Page 4

Veterans Who Have Passed–George “Curley” Summers

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

Castrogiovanni, Anthony A. (wife Lena) – from 1979 obituary

Castrogiovanni, Anthony A. (wife Lena) (owner of Sanitary Meat Market)  homeowner 1519 Montague St.,  Source:   1937 Rockford City Directory

Castrogiovanni, Anthony A.  “Anthony Castrogiovanni, grocery founder, dies”      Source:  Rockford Morning Star 11/15/1979

Anthony “Tony” Castrogiovanni, 77, 1509 Montague St., co-founder of a grocery business that grew into Hilander Foods, died Wednesday in St. Anthony hospital after a brief illness. He came to Rockford with his parents, 70 years ago, from Aragona, Sicily.

Mr. Castrogiovanni and his brother, Joseph, started out in the meat business in 1919 at 1016 S Main St. He was associated with his brother in the first Hilander Foods market on Rockford’s east side Highland District. Before his retirement, he was President of Hilander Foods, Inc., a business made up of members of the Castrogiovanni family.

Member St. Anthony Catholic Church, member and past president of Aragona Club.

Survivors include wife, Lena, a son Anthony F. Castrogiovanni, a Rockford dentist, 3 daughters: Joanne Celitti and Patricia Di Tullio, both of Rockford, and Margaret Castelli, of Naperville, and 13 grandchildren.

Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home, St. Anthony Catholic Church and St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 11/15/1979, and also Rockfordiana: Biographies – CAR – CAZ, 1967 to present


Ambruoso, Veto A. – March 20, 1988 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sunday, March 20, 1988

Graceffa, Mary Frances

Died March 11, 2004. Born Sept. 21, 1925, daughter of Joseph and Vita Ruvolo, worked at Warner Lambert 18 years, Maria’s Restaurant 25 years, and Roma Bakery 5 years. Married Phil Graceffa May 21, 1944 in Algiers, La. Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home, St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include husband, Phil, daughter Maria Schiro, sons Anthony (Sue), Phil Jr., and son Joseph (Cynthia) 7 grandchildren, Martin (Patricia) Ruvolo, sister Rose (Dale) Hribal

Source: Rockford Register Star March 2004

Cason, Marguerite “Peggy”

born Feb. 7, 1916 in Canonsburg, Pa, daughter of Joseph and Angelina Marconi, married Anthony “Tony” Cason in 1938 ; married 68 years; he predeceased her in 2007. Co-owner of Maria’s Italian Café; she was the business manager with husband Tony founded Maria’s Frozen Foods.  Member of St. Anthony’s church survivor’s include granddaughters Renee (Doug) Zwiger, Rae Ann Pirello, and Rita (Chet) Epperson, brother Frank (Laura) Marconi. Predeceased  by her daughter, Donna and son-in-law, Russ Pirello, brothers Raymond and James, and sisters Edith D’Orazio and Norma Sproule.  Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home, St. Anthony Catholic Church. Private family internment in Calvary Cemetery

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/16/2010

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/17/2010

“Suspect in killing quiet; service today for victim” – 2004

Source: Rockford Register Star, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004

Vincent Bartelli, 78 – 1984 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Stat Nov. 30, 1984

Vincent Bartelli, 68 – 2010 Obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star April 11, 2010

Peter DeFay – 1886 – 1960

Peter Defay

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Nov. 11, 1960