Emily Gelafio

EMILY E. GELAFIO, 93 ROCKFORD - Emily E. Gelafio, 93, of Rockford passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Alpine Fireside. She was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Rockford, the daughter of Rocco and Lucille Tartaglia. She married Frank F. Gelafio on April 28, 1946, in Rockford. Frank predeceased her in 1991. Emily worked all her life in many places, W.T. Grant, Bishop's Buffet, Owen's and JC Penny. She was a member of St. Anthony Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. Emily enjoyed reading books and newspapers; she also enjoyed writing cards and letters. Loved cooking and having breakfast with her JC Penny friends. Survivors include her two children, Janice (Brian) Eber of St Charles and son, Frank (Linda) Gelafio of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchild, John Lukas of Wisconsin; two great- grandchildren, John and Daniel Lukas; two sisters, Irene Drevedahl of Loves Park and Sylvia (Harry) Wagner of Loves Park; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Frank; stepmother, Dina Tartaglia; and brother, Victor Tartaglia. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, with the Franciscan Friars officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday in the church. Arrangements completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

Funeral Home

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Rockford
1860 S. Mulford  Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-2273

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2014