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Frances M. La Marca

February 13, 1929 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Frances La Marca Obituary


Frances M. La Marca, 94, of Rockford passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Javon Bea Hospital after a brief illness. Frances was born February 13, 1929 to Dominick and Jennie (Gulino) Scimeca in Amite City, LA.  She grew up on the family farm helping to harvest strawberries and watermelons. Frances came to Rockford at 20 years old and lived with her aunt and uncle. She met Ernie La Marca after World War II and they were married on September 14, 1957 at St. Anthony Church in Rockford. Frances worked at Rockford Screw Products, as well as other companies, eventually retiring from the Rockford School District where she worked in food service.  Frances enjoyed family fishing trips to the Hayward, WI area for almost 50 years. Her passion for cooking involved making pasta every Sunday and her Louisiana favorites (gumbo, jambalaya, etc.).  Her hobbies included tending her vegetable/flower gardens, casino trips and sitting on the back patio in the summer. She absolutely adored her only grandchild, Adam and the adoration was mutual. 

Frances is survived by her sons, Greg (Helen) La Marca and Gary La Marca; grandson, Adam La Marca; sister, Loretta Snow; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; longtime friends, Sue and Jackie. Predeceased by husband, Ernie; brothers, Dominick, Joe, Louis and Roy; and sister, Josephine.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and CNA’s who took care of Frances while she was hospitalized.

A private family service will be held.




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