Rosemarie Wert
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Rosemarie Wert, 83, of Lincolnwood, passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2020. Cherished mother of Stephen (Jamie) Petras, Joseph (Mary) Petras and Scott Petras. Loved sister of Theresa Warner, Carolyn (Charles) Novosad, and Andrew Warner Cuccia; Cherished grandmother of Alexandria (Ryan) Petras, Dannielle Petras, Rhiannon Petras, and Kirstyn Petras; Great grandmother to Lily Petras and Caleigh-Ann Petras. Beloved daughter of the late Margaret and Andrew Cuccia.

Rosemarie was a lifelong resident of Chicago. In her early career, she managed, developed, and supervised transition teams for many major condominium properties nationwide. Later Rosemarie was a co-founder and partner of Community Specialists where she was a leader and mentor to many. Highly respected in her field "The Rosemarie Wert Legacy Award" was created and is now given out yearly to individuals who display the values and ethics she embodied in her iconic career of over 50 years in the Community Association Industry. She was the past president of the Apartment Building Owners and Managers Association of Illinois. She also served on the Illinois Legislative Action Committee.

Rosemarie enjoyed life to the fullest: She loved her family, maintained many cherished, life-long friendships and thoroughly loved her career. Family gatherings were incredibly significant to her. She found her greatest joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader and her adventurous spirit was reflected in her many travels. She was an exceptionally generous person, helping countless people throughout her life.

She leaves behind so many happy memories and even though she is gone, she will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Visitation Sunday, July 5th from 3-7pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, masks must be worn in the funeral home and there will be 50 attendees allowed in at a time. Graveside service Monday, July 6th 1pm at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove. More info 773-736-3833 or visit

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 3, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
I knew Rosemarie as a child and later in high school. We were in the class of Austin 54. We continued our friendship with a small group meeting every couple of months. We will never forget her smile and friendship. Rest In Peace girlfriend. Till we meet again.

Annette Sacco
July 6, 2020
As a voice out of the past, I was sad to see that Rosemarie was gone from your lives. It's been a long time since we've seen each other, but all memories flood back to when our families visited each other and we kids played together. I would like to have joined all of you yesterday or today but just couldn't find a way. It would have been nice to see each other again. I wish love and peace and wellness to you all❣ Virginia Grafitti Hodina
Ginny Grafitti Hodina
June 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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