Michael A. Vaccarello
11/30/1940 - 11/05/2021
Obituary For Michael A. Vaccarello
Michael A.Vaccarello, 80 years old of Rockford Illinois passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Michael was born on November 30, 1940, in Rockford. He was the son of Sam and Madeline Vaccarello. He graduated from West High School in 1960. After High School, he served in the US Army and then the Army Reserves. In 1965, at St.Edwards Church he married the love of his life, Mary Bunk. At the age of 18, he started working at Bachrodt's as an auto body technician. He then went to work at his Father's grocery store Trade Rite Foods which he eventually took over when his father retired. Later he followed his passion for cars and worked as a salesman at Saturn of Rockford for 10 years. Mike always had a love for music. He enjoyed playing the big bass and singing in a jazz trio band where they performed at numerous wedding receptions and nightclubs. He was also known for his out-going personality and serenades of Frank Sinatra!
He is survived by his three daughters, Gina Church of Sun Prairie, WI, Lisa Church of Rockford, IL, Angela (Mike) Vaccarello-Nelson of Roscoe, IL. Granddaughter Jenna Church. Also, his special friends are referred to as his Goombadies, Pete DiVenti, Joseph Bove, and Dick Swenson. Special thanks to all of the 3rd Floor nursing care, especially Chemere for having a special place in her heart while caring for our Dad.
Funeral Mass at 11 am Monday, November 15, 2021, at St.Anthony's Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 2-4 pm Sunday, November 14, 2021, in Tony Gasparini Funerals Chapel, 6825 Weaver Road.
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