CARMELLA CATHERINE CASON ROCKFORD - Carmella Catherine Cason, "Mrs. John "Jake" Cason" passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born July 17, 1924, daughter of Joseph and Mary Catanese. Carmella was a lifelong resident of Rockford. She married John "Jake" Cason, former owner of Maria's Italian Restaurant on May 11, 1946. Carmella has owned and operated Maria's for the past 65 years along with her sons, John and Joe. Carmella was a devoted member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and member of the Altar and Rosary Society. A member of St. Ambrogio Society, Carmella was an avid bocce player. She loved traveling and being with her friends and family-and family came first. Her smile was infectious. Survived by sons, John and Joseph of Rockford; daughter, Maria of Atlanta; and grandchildren, Michael, Benjamin, Lindsay and Jake. Predeceased by husband, Jake; mother, Mary; father, Joseph; and sister, Mary. Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home, with rosary recited at 5:30 p.m. Visitation also from 10 a.m. Friday to time of Mass at the church. Arrangements by Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 707 Marchesano Drive. Condolences to: www.gasparinioliverifuneral.net.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2012