McHENRY – Rose Zemeckis, nee Nespeca, 90, a longtime resident of Pistakee Bay in McHenry, and formerly of Chicago's Roseland area, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
A charismatic individual, she was dearly loved by her family and friends and she will be remembered for her gentle and kind heart, full of love for all who knew her. She greeted you in her home with open arms and plenty of food.
She was the beloved wife of Alphonse Zemeckis, whom she married Aug. 27, 1949. He preceded her in death July 1, 1998; the loving mother of Robert (Leslie) Zemeckis and Carol (Rick) Klimas; the proud grandmother of her three grandsons, Alexander, Zane and Rhys Zemeckis, who brought her so much joy and the little granddaughter she waited so patiently for, her precious Zsa Zsa Rose Zemeckis; a devoted sister of Carmen (late Mary Justine Donovan) Nespeca, Pasquale "Packy" (Marian) Nespeca and Virginia (Ted) Spengel; the cherished aunt of numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews; a dear sister-in-law of the late Edward (Barbara) Zemeckis and the late Stella (late Leo) Van Haren.
The visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. Family and friends will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 3, for graveside committal services at St. Casimir Cemetery, 4401 W. 111th St., Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be directed to the "Michael B. Patterson Trust," c/o First Midwest Bank, Johnsburg Branch, 3805 N. Johnsburg Road, McHenry, IL 60051.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
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Published by Northwest Herald from May 1 to May 2, 2010.