Nicholas "Nick" A. La Marca, 100, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was born in Independence, Louisiana on March 10, 1919 to Baldassare and Antonina (Gagliano) La Marca. He married the love of his life Rosalie L. Cicero in 1941 in Rockford.
Nick was a supervisor for various manufacturing companies during his working career. He previously owned and operated Nick's Furniture Refinishing, Nick's Small Engine Repair and North Main Smoke Shop. A member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. He enjoyed dancing with his wife, woodworking, small engine repair, casino trips, fishing, gardening, watching the Chicago Cubs and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Nick was a loving father to his children, Lynnette (Harold) Nelson of Rockton and Nick B. (Mary) La Marca of Rockford; loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Michael (Kathy) Nelson, Mark (Lori) Nelson, Nick S. (Cathy) Nelson, David Nelson, Nicholas P. La Marca, Matthew (Vicki) La Marca and Meghan La Marca; leaves precious memories to cherish to his great-grandchildren, Marissa, Joshua, Hannah, Ava, Alyssa and Nicholas Hudson; and several loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife of 74 years, Rosalie; four brothers and four sisters. A special thank you to all the visiting nurses, clinics and hospitals for their compassionate and loving care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 in St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park, with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Mercyhealth Hospice.
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