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John Joseph Adams

September 19, 1931 — January 9, 2024

John Joseph Adams, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, in his home. He was born on September 19, 1931, the son of Justin and Veronica (Devine) Adams. John married Carol Hocking on February 17, 1951, in Rockford. John was a carpenter, working for Bertel Peterson Plastering in Rockford for many years. He was a member of the Rockford Carpenters Local 792 for over 50 years until his retirement in 2021. He loved to run in marathons, snow ski, scuba dive, swim and enjoyed watching movies, often taking his children with him. John was a long-time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and most recently, St. Bridget Catholic Church. He belonged to multiple clubs in Rockford.


Survivors include his wife, Carol Adams; his children, Michael Adams, Rockford, Tom Adams, Rockton, John (Patty) Adams, Rockford, Dennis (Marcia) Adams, Winnebago, Jayne (Bryan) Rose, Loves Park, Daniel (Jacki) Adams, Las Vegas NV, Sue (Mark) Bellone, Machesney Park, Mary (Kevin) Gugliuzza, Machesney Park, Michelle (John) Hicks, Broomfield CO, Cynthia (Christopher) Correnti, Woodruff, WI, Patrick Adams, Rockford, Timothy (Corrina) Adams, Machesney Park, Grace (Ronald) Durham, Ennis TX, Jennifer (Bradley) Delmore, Machesney Park; his grandchildren, Michael (Johanna) Adams, Jaimie Conley, Tracy (Dustin) Colombi, Joshua Adams, Caroline (Jim) Casper, Andrea (Nick) Enderle, Veronica (Mike) Costello, Christina (Carlos) Martinez, Benjamin (Kelli) Frazier, Matthew Frazier, Kaitlin Adams, Nicholas Adams, Jessica Bellone, Marcus (Maggie) Bellone, Aurora Bellone, Kelsey Gugliuzza, Jillian Gugliuzza, Haley Hicks, Kayla (Andy) Elsenbacher, Sydney Hicks, James Correnti, Ashlyn Correnti, Sarah Correnti, Jennifer Correnti, Elle Adams, Piper Adams, Nathaniel Durham, Kathleen Durham, Delainey Durham, Jeffrey Delmore, and Daniel Delmore; his great-grandchildren, Chase Colombi, Rylie Colombi, Tinlee Adams, Payton Conley, Steve Casper, Jackson Casper, Savannah Costello, Callie Costello, Brady Costello, Noelle Enderle, Max Enderle, Adelyn Enderle, Adam Frazier, William Frazier, Christopher Frazier, Brooklyn Bellone, Ronan Bellone, Evelyn Bellone, Christopher Correnti, Olive Correnti, and Nikolas Correnti; his sister, Sharon (John) Hasselgruber. Predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Gerald Adams.


Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave, Loves Park with Monsignor Steve Knox officiating, Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the time of Mass at the church on Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago/Rockford

8616 West State Road, Winnebago, IL 61088

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