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Mary E. Boatwright

June 24, 1941 — October 29, 2023

Mary Ellen Boatwright, 82, of Rockford, died on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 24, 1941, daughter of George Gump and Martha (Reisner) Gump-Krause. She graduated from Granton High School in 1958 and spent her time taking care of her family. Mary married Cecil J. Boatwright in 1960 in Florida.

Mary is survived by her husband, Cecil Boatwright; son, Terry (Mary) Boatwright; grandchildren, Randy, Brandon, Nick, Austin, Allen, and Bradley; great-grandson, Donnie. She is predeceased by her son, Jerry Boatwright, her parents, and sister Laura Verhagen.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61108. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. The burial will conclude at New Milford Cemetery, Rockford, IL. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, November 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 6, 2023

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

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Burial

Monday, November 6, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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