James Matthew Goral

12/30/1944 - 05/30/2022


Obituary For James Matthew Goral

James Matthew Goral, 77, of Rockford passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1944, in Rockford, the son of Matthew and Vanda Goral. He married Anna Enna on April 4, 1964, in Rockford. Jim worked for Amerock for many years, he also worked at Southern Imperial for ten years. He loved to golf, hunt, fish, and go to Northern Wisconsin with his family to create lifelong memories and a legacy that will be cherished and carried on through his grandchildren, Kennedy and Kasey Hughes, for generations to come.

Survivors include his wife, Anna. Three daughters, Carole (Greg) Navarra, Judy (Ed) Taber, and Kathy (Todd) Hughes. Two grandchildren, Kennedy, and Kasey Hughes. Two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Siblings, Ed (Sue) Goral, Kathie (Jerry) D’Agostin, Mickey (Tami) Goral, and Debbie (Ed) Nunez. Preceded by his loving parent, Matthew and Vanda Goral.

Memorial Mass at 11 am, Friday, June 3, 2022, in St Bridget Church, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park with Father Aaron Downing officiating. Express online condolences at tonygasparinifunerals.com.


3 Jun

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

St Bridget Catholic Church 600 Clifford Ave Loves Park, IL 61111 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 06/02/2022

    Anna, Carole, Judy & Kathy I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Please know that you and the extended family are in my prayers. I have such wonderful memories spending time at your home growing up. Your Mom & Dad could not have been sweeter the way they treated Karen and I when ever we popped over to your house. Please know that your dad will be greatly missed but never forgotten. He has left an indelible mark on my heart with the memories we shared. I too share in the memory of going up North with your family and it was a time I will remember always!! My deepest condolences. XXOO Nancy (Foley) Appell

  • 06/02/2022

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I remember him when he worked in Customer Service. My thoughts are with you at this time. Take Care Rose Aase

  • 06/01/2022

    I'm lucky to have known and worked with Jim. My condolences to his family and friends.

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