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CATHERINE A. WHITNEY, 87 ROCKFORD - Catherine A. Whitney, 87, of Rockford, passed away Monday June 9, 2014 in her home, surrounded by her Family. Catherine was a fighter, having many health struggles throughout her life. She was born August 3, 1926 in Rockford, the daughter of Salvatore and Anna Correnti. She married John Whitney in Rockford on September 28, 1946 in Rockford. John predeceased her on October 16, 1998. She worked for Nylint for many years. Catherine loved going to Lake Wisconsin, she was also the last of Salvatore and Ann's children. Member of St James Church Rockford. Survivors include her three children, Rich (Peggy) Whitney, Gloria Opsahl and Joanne (Steve) Parsons of Loves Park; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces' nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents; husband; son, Buddy; and five brothers and sisters. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Fitzgerald Funeral Home 3910 N. Rockton Ave. with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 12 to June 13, 2014
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