Mary J. Nicolosi

06/20/1954 - 07/11/2022


Obituary For Mary J. Nicolosi

Mary J. Nicolosi, 68, of Rockford, IL, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022, in Alden Park Strathmoor nursing home. She was born June 20, 1954, in Rockford, the daughter of Deacon Joseph and Rose Nicolosi. A graduate of Boylan High School '72. Mary was in several of the musicals at Boylan and loved to sing and play guitar. She was also an artist.

Mary was given a heavy Cross, but she embraced it over the years with great love for our Savior.

The family would like to thank the staff at Alden Park Strathmoor for their love and care for Mary over the years.

Survivors include her mother, Rose, siblings, Roseann Cassioppi, Leonard Nicolosi, Father Joseph Nicolosi, Lisa (Edward) Modzelewski, and sister-in-law, Cindy Smith. She is predeceased by her father, Joseph Sr., sister, Grace Hall, brother, Angelo Nicolosi, and brother-in-law, Lawrence Cassioppi.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am Monday, July 18, 2022, in Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 am until Mass in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be established by the family. Arrangements by Tony Gasparini Funerals.


18 Jul


09:00 AM

Holy Family Catholic Church 4401 Highcrest Road Rockford, IL 61107 Get Directions »
18 Jul

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM

Holy Family Catholic Church 4401 Highcrest Road Rockford, IL 61107 Get Directions »
18 Jul


11:00 AM

Calvary Catholic Cemetery 8616 W State Road Winnebago, IL 61088 Get Directions »
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  • 08/11/2022

    We played guitar and sang together at St. Peter's. My but that was a long time ago! I remember her beauty, her kindness, her great talents. Kathe Heck Suddendorf

  • 07/31/2022

    I have fond memories of my times with Mary. Our younger teenage relationship had many deep thoughts and an understanding with our feelings and the love we shared for each other and many things. I cherish times spent with her and hold dearly in my heart our relationship both public and private. She carried burdens brought on by others and did the best she could. Always caring and loving her family as she fought her battle. Rest easy Mary -- God will be answering the questions you have sought your entire life. Thank you for being an important part of my life during a time we needed our friendship.

  • 07/18/2022

    My condolences to the family. Mary was a child of Jesus and a good friend. May she Rest In Peace! Michael V. Rotello

  • 07/16/2022

    my wife, Jeanne Dodson and I are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. May God comfort her family. We may not be able to attend her funeral , but might be able to be at the viewing. God bless you all.

  • 07/14/2022

    So sorry to hear but she's at peace. Our prayers for the rest of the Nicolosi family. Vince and Kathy Versaskas

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