Veterans Who Have Passed–Angeline M. Sink

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 3, 2019.

Rockford Labor News, 1974 – February 22, 1974, Page 3, Events

Source: Rockford Labor News, February 22, 1974, page 3

Alfred “Dan” Torrisi, 1927 – 2017 – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star July 19, 2017

Graceffa, Rosemarie H.

died July 29, 2004. Born January 18, 1925 in Rockford, to Fredrick C. and Isabell Meehan Hughes. Married Ray C. Graceffa in Rockford June 5, 1948. Survived by husband. Children: Thomas (Marianne) Graceffa of Rockford; Mary (Richard) Barruss of Downer’s Grove Children: Collette (Charles) Yelm of Princeton; Therese (Michael) Lattal of Houston, Texas Christopher (Judy) Graceffa of Rockford, Michael (Christine) Graceffa of Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; 21 grandchildren. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Bernadette Catholic Church

Source: Rockford Register Star August 2004

see also obituary Aug 2002 of Mary E Walsh, sister

Gregory “Greg” A. Wurzer – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 7-26-2017

Robert W. Welte – 1919 – 2016

Robert W. Welte

Source: Rockford Register Star May 3, 2016


Surwill, Stanley – 1997


Source: Rockford Register Star March 25, 1997

McHugh, John P., MD

Born May 19, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY, to John P. and Theresa (McDonagh) McHugh.

Married in Belvidere, IL., 1949.

Graduated St. Michael’s High School in Brooklyn, NY, in 1942.

Attended St. John’s University until 1943.

John joined the U.S. Navy V-12 program and was sent to Holy Cross College in Worchester, Mass. in 1944, and then was sent to St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York as a Navy corpsman for 6 months.

John attended the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago, from January, 1945 to June 1948.

Completed internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL.

Following his internship, John served a year at St. Albans Naval Hospital in Pulmonary Medicine as a Lt. Junior Grade Officer (Medical Corps).

John was a General Practitioner/Family Medicine Physician in Rockford from 1950 – 1984.

He then became Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Rockford Memorial Hospital for six years.

1992 Excalibur Award winner.

6 Children, 11 grandchildren at time of death.

Died Dec. 6, 2014.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home; St. Bernadette Catholic Church;

Source: Rockford Register Star Dec. 6, 2014



Cazel, Richard J. “Dick”

Born Nov. 18, 1931, in Freeport, the son of Clarence and Iola (Bouray) Cazel.

Graduated from St. Thomas High School, 1949.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War,

Member of  the St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

Active with the Korean War Veteran Association, American Legion, YMCA Retired Men’s Club and the Camcar Retiree Club.

Died Nov. 9, 2014 at UW Madison Hospital.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory; St. Bernadette Catholic Church; Calvary Catholic Mausoleum.

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 12, 2014