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Josephine A. Fleming

July 5, 1933 — July 16, 2022

Josephine A. Fleming (Sparacino)
July 5, 1933 – July 16, 2022

Though her body is now at peace and no longer with us, the light of her soul lives within all of us that she has loved and blessed.
Born to James and Mary Laudicina on July 5, 1933. She attended St. Mary Catholic grade school and graduated from Muldoon High School in June of 1951. Upon graduation, she started employment at J.L. Clark on June 4, 1951, working in the planning department for several years. Due to her love for people, she transferred to Human Resources where she remained until her retirement in July 1998, after 47 years of service. J.L. Clark was her only employer.

Josephine married Frank Sparacino on June 6, 1953, and he predeceased her in November 2001. She remarried to Patrick Fleming in August 2005, until his passing in February 2015.

Josephine enjoyed music, dancing, bowling, word puzzles and feeding the birds that visited each day. She was a volunteer for the Center for Women at Swedish American Hospital from 2002 until April of 2020.

She is survived by her sister, RoseMary Hillmer; brother, Jay Laudicina; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; stepchildren, Mike (Britt) Fleming, Pam (Ron) Hastings; step grandchildren, Amanda (fiancé Keith) Hastings, Krystin (John) Ewing, Jordan (Tes) Hastings, John (Katie) Fleming, Katie Fleming, and Kyle Becker; step great-grandchildren, Keith Jr., Arianna, Damian, Charlie Mae, Johnny, Gwyn, and Amelia.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 11:00 am, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford, Illinois 61109. A public visitation will be held prior to mass starting at 9:00 am. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Please share memories and condolences online at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago/Rockford

8616 West State Road, Winnebago, IL 61088

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