ANTHONY J. FARONE, 85 ROCKFORD - Anthony J. Farone, 85, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1928, in Cicero, IL, son of Philip and Anna (Mara) Farone. Anthony married Lucille Cozzi June 12, 1949. He served four years in the US Navy during WWII and worked over 47 years at Swebco Manufacturing. He was a loving husband, father, Papa and great Papa. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lucille; children, James (Donna) Farone, Raephael (Richard) Kinroth, Thomas (Marla) Farone, Judy (Russ) Johnson; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, the Schwebke family as well as Vince, Karen and Stephanie. Predeceased by parents and 12 siblings. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street, Rockford, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Fr. Carl Beekman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted family. To extend condolences, please go to Cremation-Society.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013
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