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Rosemary Ann Alesia

Visitation Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Visitation Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Salerno’s
Funeral Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Funeral Time: 10:30 am
Place of Funeral: St. Philip The Apostle Parish
Funeral Notes: Family and friends are asked to begin arriving for Visitation at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Rosemary Ann Alesia, nee Lovely
Beloved wife of the late Vincent Sr.; Devoted mother of Vincent Jr. (Cheryl), Angelo (Jill), Michael (Cheryl), Patrick (Teena), and Robert (Christine) Alesia; Dear sister of the late Joan Lucchesi; Adored grandma of Michele, Nicole (Shane), Samantha (Luis), Jack, Natalie, Nick (Emily), Rachael, Jake, Lauren, Brandon and the late Matthew; Cherished great grandma of Mia, Riley and Luca.
Rosemary was born on January 21, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, as the daughter of Ben and Ann (DeGuido) Lovely, and was the younger sister of the beloved Joan (Lucchesi). Rosemary attended grade school at Holy Family and high school at St. Mary’s, both in Chicago. During that timeframe, she met the “club girls” who remained her dearest friends for the rest of her life. Rosemary met Vince, the absolute love of her life, and after a short courtship were married in 1957. Their loving relationship lasted for 49 years until Vince became ill and passed far too early from a sudden illness in 2007. Together, Rosemary and Vince proudly raised 5 boys (Vince, Jr., Angelo, Michael, Patrick and Robert) in Cicero, Addison and Elmwood Park. Nothing made Rosemary happier than spending time with her family, whether it was at the racetrack, at one of the kids’ sporting events or just hanging around the house. Every Sunday, Rosemary made her gravy, meatballs, braciole and pasta for the Alesia crew and anyone else that happened to be visiting. Rosemary took great pride in cooking and especially in her meatballs which are famous from Taylor Street to Florida. Rosemary’s true purpose on earth was to care for others and the addition of 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren only made Rosemary’s life that much sweeter. Rosemary was a warm and welcoming soul, selfless and generous, and she touched so so many in her 85 years. Rosemary will be truly missed by all those she has left behind while she’s re-united with her departed grandson, sister, club girls, beloved Vince and so many others.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

St. Philip The Apostle Parish

Phone: (630) 628-0900
Address: 1223 W Holtz Ave Addison Illinois, 60101
Website: http://www.st-phil.org/
Service Date: May 20th 2023
Funeral Time: 10:30 am

Interment Details

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Phone: (708) 449-8300
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd. Hillside IL , 60162


Posted by:
Kelly P Patten

Posted on:
Friday, May 19, 2023

No one would know the Alesia’s without knowing Rosie! I think of all the times, we played games, sat at the table, or on the deck, attended the milestone parties under the tent, swam in the pool, or the incredible fun filled Derby Day, New Year’s, Super Bowl parties. All in which included Rosie! Extending her heart, her kindness, her laughter, her food!!!(how could you not love the food), her adorable questions or comments that would send her sons and all into a laughter that would extend for years to come! I will be forever grateful to Rosie for being so kind, loving and inclusive to all! But mostly for sharing her amazing family and letting us all be a part of this extradentary family she and her husband created! We Love you, Rosie (Mom Alesia)! Steve, Kelly, Ashley (Bond), Sean and Bradley Patten

Posted by:
Gary/ Pat Garsee

Posted on:
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Our condolences to the entire Alessia family. I’m sure she will be missed by all. Prayers for the families wishing you peace and comfort at this time