Rose Zemeckis
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.
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I met Rose several years ago in Fox Lake when she demonstrated food items. She was so engaging that I bought whatever she demonstrated, whether I needed it or not. I had the pleasure of talking with her several times usually
about our children. She was very proud of them, but missed the companionship of her grandchildren. She was a unique woman who always left you with a positive attitude on human nature. She was kind, thoughtful and a beautiful soul. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Rose will miss her. I am sorry for your loss, but share your love for this special woman.
Luanne McCarthy
May 3, 2010
With Deepest Sympathies Mr&Mrs Joseph Rubino
May 3, 2010
Dear Zemeckis family,

I'm very sorry to her the loss of your beloved mom and grandmom. I grew up just a few houses away from "Rosie." All the kids in the neighborhood loved her like she was our own grandmom. We moved when I was in college but still remember our neighborhood with great fondness and wonderful memories of a protective, loving neighbor hood, and Rosie and Al are so much a part of those thoughts. Please know that your mom, as well as your dad, gave allof us a childhood to remember. God has a special place in heaven for women like her. And as I remember Rosie with all her kindness, love and joy, I know once all of us Pistakee Lake kids get to heaven she will be waiting there..with of course food..and the FULL SIZED candy bars..which we all loved at Halloween.

May you all find comfort in knowing she was loved and loved so many in her 90 years.

Sincerely,

Liz Schneider
Liz Schneider
May 1, 2010
Dear family of "Aunt Rose",
I am Joy Spengel's sister-in-law. My husband and I have had the GREAT pleasure of being with Aunt Rose a few times. She was truly a wonderful person, one of a kind! We are so sorry for your loss. There was nobody like her! She just made you smile. :)
You are all in our thoughts,
Connie & Rich Sexton
May 1, 2010