Veterans Who Have Passed–Robert Anthony Sandona

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 28, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Dominic M. Messina



Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 5, 2020.

Theodore John Paratore Obituary 1931-2018

Source:  Rockford Register Star 4/24/2018

“Saint Ambrogio Club Marks 100 Years in South Rockford” – 2018, Val DeCastris

Source:  Market Street Press, June 2018 by Val DeCastris

Guzzardo School of Music, 1988 article – Joe Guzzardo, 3 photos

Source: Festa Italiana 1988 Souvenir Paper

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

Cason, Anthony “Uncle Tony”

91, of Rockford, passed away in Provena St. Anne’s. Born April 17, 1915, the son of Tiss and Maria Cason, he married Marguerite Marconi in St. Anthony Church in 1938. Tony and his mother created and founded Maria’s Italian Café and Maria’s frozen foods. He owned The Music Box, Green Gables, Palm gardens, The Airport Restaurant and Nino’s Steakhouse. Tony played the trumpet in the Al’s Iowaianes Band and also for special services in the army, WWII. Member of St. Anthony Church. Predeceased by brother John (Jake), sisters Irene Cherichetti and Inez Vitale.  Arrangements by Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home.

Source: Rockford Register Star 3/10/207

Giorgi, Amadeo A.

& Marilyn busn. rep. United Food and Commercial Workers Union :pca; No 1540 h1529 Victoria Ave.

Source: 1987 Rockford City Directory

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/19/2013