Rosemary T. Azzaro
Born: May 11, 1924; In Woodstock
Died: June 11, 2014; In Sun City, AZ
Rosemary T. Azzaro, 90, passed away at her home on June 11, 2014, in Sun City, AZ., while surrounded in love by her sister Rita, nephew Tom Svejcar, niece Peggy Henson and faithful caregivers Sandra Grix and Sylma Sagahon. Her cremains were returned to Woodstock for interment, accompanied by her dedicated Care Manager, Pamela Braun.
Rosemary was born on May 11, 1924, in Woodstock, IL, the daughter of Raymond and Mary A. (Murray) Donovan. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 45 years, Anthony Azzaro, stepchildren Mary Ellen (Thomas) Parker, Joseph Azzaro and Barbara (William) Wallace. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Evangeline Svejcar, Eleanor (Sr. Paula, CSC) Donovan, and her brother, Harold Donovan. She is survived by her sister, Rita Donovan, stepson Anthony Azzaro, Jr. (Jerry), and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and ten nieces and nephews.
Rosemary's public service career covered a span of 48 years during which she worked in the McHenry County Government Center where she was well respected for her diligence. Rosemary started as a clerk in the County Clerk's Office and was later selected Deputy County Clerk for 18 years. In 1978, she was elected McHenry County Clerk, an office she held until her retirement in 1990.
Rosie was an avid golfer, a passion she shared with her husband Tony, whom she first met at a golf course. Together they shared many wonderful years and friends while golfing at the Woodstock Country Club, courses throughout Chicagoland, Wisconsin, and Arizona, where Rosie was a member of the Lady Lynx Golf League. It was there that she shot her second "hole in one" and played until age 88, when she fractured her hip in a fall.
Rosie will be remembered and missed by her family and many friends for her winning smile, tremendous spirit, and generous heart.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, in the St. Joseph Center of St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, from 9:30 am until the 11:00 am Funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to either
, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014; The Sisters of the Holy Cross Development Office, 100 Lourdes Hall - St. Mary's, Notre Dame, IN 46556; or a
For information, contact the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit the website at www.slmcfh.com