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Eunice L. Usedom

August 30, 1934 — April 15, 2021

Eunice L. Usedom, 86, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Eunice was born in Woburn, MA on August 30, 1934, the daughter of James and Catherine Murphy. She graduated from Woburn High School and Lawrence Memorial Nursing School in Medford, MA. On October 16, 1955, she married Richard C. Usedom in Woburn. They remained married until his passing in 2011. Eunice proudly served in the nursing profession for the entirety of her long working career, most notably and proudly for Dr. Donald Hajek of Rockford. She was a devoted mom to Richard K. Usedom of Rockford, James (Leah) Usedom of Asheville, NC, Karin (Thomas) Kellogg of Rockford, and Barbara (Philip) Amberg of Sycamore. She was proud of all of her grandchildren, Juliett Joy “JJ”, Abby (Neil), Mary, Jenna (Vadim), Reid (Kat), Blair, Thomas “TK”, Chris, Cali (Tyler), Jim (Alli), and, most lovingly, Carolyn “Rosie”. Eunice is predeceased by her husband, her parents, her sister Rose, and her beloved brother Harry Murphy. Her family would like to extend eternal thanks to her many friends for their friendship and many kindnesses. Additional thanks to the remarkable teams at Generations at Neighbors in Byron and at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and to all that provided Eunice such compassionate care and comfort in her most difficult times. Private family services will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please thank a nurse. Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family. Share on-line condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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