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Joy Lea Cutsforth

03/28/1930 - 02/24/2021

Obituary For Joy Lea Cutsforth

Joy Lea Cutsforth of Rockford, IL, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born March 28, 1930, in Rockford, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine LaFleur. A graduate of Stillman Valley High School. She was a member of St Anthony Church, St Ambrogio Society, Navy Club, former Chaplain of American Legion Post 1207, and Blackhawk Athletic Club. Joy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her adventurous nature included parasailing, bowling, playing bingo, taking casino trips, playing pull tabs, cooking, gardening, traveling, dancing.

She will be sorely missed by her children, Susan Hines, James (Patty) Benedetto, Mary Lea (Rick) McGlynn, Ronald (Julie) Brown, Jr., Thomas J. (Michelle) Brown, II and Deborah (Geoff) Bauer. Stepchildren, Barb (John) Kelsey, Diane (Marv) Evink, Jan (Dave) Camp. She was abundantly blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces, and nephews. Brothers, Phil, Bert, and Pat La Fleur. Sisters, Mary and Betty LaFleur and Peggy Jackson. Joy is preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Benedetto, Ronald Brown, and Ronald Cutsforth. Son, Joseph Benedetto, Jr. Granddaughter, Adeline Benedetto. Grandsons, Joseph Benedetto, III, and Joe Fanis. Stepson, Charles “Jeff” Brown. Parents. Siblings, Lea, Joe, and Lou. Son-in-law, Harry Hines.

Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in St Anthony Church 1010 Ferguson Street, Rockford with the Franciscan Friars officiating, visitation on Wednesday from 9 am until 9:45 in the church. Those attending services must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Express online condolences at




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Saint Anthony of Padua Church
1010 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102
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Saint Anthony of Padua Church
1010 Ferguson Street
Rockford, IL 61102
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Deborah Bauer-sending my condolences for the passing of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. We talked about her family. I always envied how she enjoyed her bowling. Prayers raised or you and your family. Linda Vojtech (retired hygienist at Rockford Dental Care)
- Linda Vojtech
Always had good times with my Aunt Joy and Aunt Betty. The three of us would get so silly. Loved watching the pull-tab Queen in action. My heart breaks for all of her dear ones.
- Teresa
- Peggy Swanborg Potter
My condolences to the family! Praying for you at this time. Margaret Mathieu and family.
- Margaret Mathieu

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