Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd. - Riverside Chapel

At Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, we know that every service is a celebration of a life richly lived. Creating a ceremony that is meaningful to your family and friends is very important to us. Our mission is to comfort those families in need and assist them during the funeral planning process. We will handle everything.

Let us help you design your loved one's service to be as unique as the life they lived. Nearly a century of serving the needs of families and friends has taught us that we all share something we can keep forever: our memories, the experiences we shared...the story of their life and ours. Each life is a story of its own. As such, we are in the business of helping people tell and remember stories. The staff of Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory has dedicated themselves to assisting people through one of life's most difficult times.

We consider it a privilege to assist you during those difficult hours. Rest assured we will be with you through every step. We believe that the experience of a loved one's death is a deeply meaningful time -- our commitment to you is to come along side and help you grieve, cope and move forward.


Our Obituaries

Bruce Cole

October 21, 1932 - July 31, 2014

Bruce L. Cole, 81 Rockford- Bruce L. Cole, 81 passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at The Atrium. Born October 21, 1932, in La Porte City, Ia., the son of Roy & Geneva (Reed) Cole. Served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Married Marylon J. Barnes on Sept. 22, 1955, in Waterloo, IA. Bruce worked for Rath Packing, Ingersoll, Rockwell International and Abar Ipsen. Bruce was a member of...
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George Knight

September 19, 1938 - July 28, 2014

GEORGE KNIGHT, 75 MACHESNEY PARK - George Knight, 75, of Machesney Park, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. George was born September 19, 1938, in Trenary, Michigan to George I. and Lillian (Wright) Knight. Married the love of his life, Mary Jean (Jorgenson) Knight on December 31, 1958, in Oregon, Wisconsin. George was a tool designer at Rockford Products,...
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Nicholas "Nick" Falzone

December 1, 1962 - July 25, 2014

Nicholas "Nick" Frank Falzone, 51, of Rockford passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014. Born December 1, 1962; son of Frank Falzone and Carol (Woody) Anderson. Nick worked for the Rockford Water Department for many years then moved to California and worked for CH2 M Hill. Survivors include his children, Jeremy, Lyndsay, Ashely and Brandon Falzone; grandchildren, Adrianna, Olivia, Lieyla, Frank,...
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Mervel Wood

June 17, 1920 - July 16, 2014

Mervel E. Wood, 94 ROCKFORD – Mervel E. Wood, 94, of Rockford died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Wesley Willows. Born June 17, 1920, in East St. Louis, IL, the third son of Leonard C. and Clara Myrtle Bredenkamp Wood. Graduated from Alden, Iowa High School in 1938, from Ellsworth Junior College in 1940 and from Iowa State College in 1943 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a...
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Louise J. Burns

November 27, 1916 - June 11, 2014

Louise Josephine Burns, 97, of Rockford passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Presence Cor Mariae. Born November 27, 1916 in Independence, Wisconsin; daughter of Frank & Victoria (Kowahl) Libowski. Graduated from Independence High School and came to Rockford in 1937. Married Charles Webster on August 14, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa. He predecease her on December 20, 1950. Married Lloyd Burns on...
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Patrick D. Proudfoot

March 30, 1936 - June 2, 2014

Patrick D. Proudfoot, 78, Rockford, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, in Presence Cor Mariae surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 30, 1936, in Boscobel, WI, the son of Shelby E. and Eunice L. (Riley) Proudfoot. Pat moved to Rockford in 1952, from Viroqua, WI. He served in the Navy from 1953 until 1957 as an Electrician Mate 2nd class. Pat married Sharryn Roach in Rockford in St....
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Alan E. Diehl

May 24, 1931 - May 31, 2014

Alan Eugene Diehl, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 24, 1931, in Freeport, the son of Harold A. and Nellie (Brinkmeier) Diehl. After graduating from Lanark High School, Alan enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany from 1948 until 1952 during the Berlin Airlift. He graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in...
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Michelle A Rice

June 19, 1970 - January 19, 2014

Michelle Ann Rice 43 of Rockford passed away Sunday January 19, 2014 in her parent's home. She was born June 19, 1970 in Aurora. The daughter of James and Denise Rice. Michelle worked for TASC in Rockford. Survivors include her daughter, Brittany Hess of South Beloit; granddaughter, Jaquelynn Reich; father, James (Jan) Rice of Rockford; mother, Denise Rice of Rockford; siblings, Joe (Aubrae)...
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Harry Babe Milani

April 3, 1927 - August 23, 2013

Harry "Babe" Milani 86 of Rockton passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 in Swedish American Hospital after a short illness. He was born April 3, 1927 in Rockford, IL, the son of Enrico and Mary Milani. He attended St. James School class of 1941 and St. Thomas High School, class of 1945. He served in the Army from 1945 – 1947 and was stationed in Northern France. He married Mary Lorden on...
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Mario Christopher Bonassin

November 9, 1944 - August 21, 2013

Mario Christopher Bonassin, 68, Rockford, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 9, 1944, in Pola, Yugoslavia, the son of Andrea and Marie Bonassin, and came to the United States in 1951 with his family. Mario married Kohleen Hixson in Rockford on March 27, 1965. He was a craftsman, and after a few different careers, he found...
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Robert A. "Bob" Sewell

August 8, 1927 - August 16, 2013

Robert A. "Bob" Sewell, 86, of Rockford passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at Swedish American Hospital. Born August 8, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Alphonse and Matilda (Gertz) Sewell. He graduated from West Tech High School in Cleveland. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy and graduated from Michigan State University in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married his...
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Mary E. Musso

July 21, 1920 - August 15, 2013

Mary E. Musso, 93, of Mount Morris, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor. Born July 21, 1920, in Mount Morris, the daughter of Lee and Ohma Epperson. She married Joe Musso in Belvidere on Christmas Eve in 1936; he preceded her in death on January 10, 1992. Mary was a member of the Northwest Fire Auxiliary Club for 18 years. She loved camping with her family and friends. ...
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Lori O'Brien

July 21, 1960 - August 8, 2013

Lori Ann (Parrovecchio) O'Brien, 53, passed away peacefully at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, in her home with her family and friends. Born July 21, 1960 in Rockford the daughter of Tony and Josephine Parrovecchio. Graduate of Boylan Catholic High School class of 1978 and from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with honors in 1994. Lori went on to receive her Juris Doctor in 1997 from...
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