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Theresa Rose Decori

October 8, 1919 — May 13, 2007

Theresa Rose DeCori, 87, of Rockford, died after a short illness on Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Provena St. Anne Center surrounded by her family. Born October 8, 1919 in Rockford, daughter of Domenica and Antonio Borgetti. Married Dominic DeCori on November 24, 1940 and celebrated 59 years of marriage; he died in 2000. She was an exceptional seamstress, and a wonderful cook but her talents didnt stop there. She was the ""pillar of the family"" and was respected by all as she exhibited knowledge and wisdom far beyond her formal education. At 80 years of age she became interested in the computer and soon was writing e-mail, traveling the internet, and mastering word games. She was also a very devout person who held all those in need in her prayers. Her family was her life. She was an amazing woman who will be missed for her wisdom, her sense of humor, and her love of life. Survived by: son, Robert DeCori of San Jose, CA; daughters Rosemary (Dennis) Heffner, and Donna (James) Farone of Rockford; 12 grandchildren; Robert II, Gregory, Patrick, Amy, and Bradley DeCori; Denise (Robert) Kinsey; Richard (Joanna) Heffner; David (Krista) Heffner; Kimberly (Michael) Scott; James (Jennifer) Farone II; Stacy (Stephen) Hirsch; and Jennifer Farone; 12 great-grandchildren; Christian and Catalina Kinsey; Jacob, Ericka, and Bridget Heffner; David and Mary Heffner; Nicole, Katelyn, and Daniel Scott, Corey and Brianna Hirsch; her loving brother Emil and his wife (Lillian) Borgetti; sister-in-laws Josephine Navarra, Mary White, Kay Nuciforo; and brother-in-law John DeCori (friend Ida numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family also extends a special thanks to her physician Dr. Willard Moore, the wonderful and caring staff at Provena St. Anne Center, and her friends and care-givers, Maria Hammel and Debbie Bartelli. Predeceased by husband; parents; brothers Friar Francis Richard Borgetti and Emilio; sister Rose; and granddaughter, Lisa Farone. Funeral Mass Friday, May 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, May 17 in Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd with a rosary service at 7 p.m.. Visitation will continue on Friday in St. Bernadette Parish Hall from 9:00- 9:45 a.m.

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