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Dolores J. Polizzi

Dolores J. Polizzi, 86, died Saturday, July 20, 2013. 

She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Chicago to Edward and Alma (Pavasek) Bergman.

Her family later moved to a farm in rural Harvard, where she attended King Country School. She graduated from Harvard High School in 1944.

She then moved to Woodstock, where she met her husband, Casimer Polizzi.

Together, they were part owners for many years of the Polizzi Brothers Food Mart which was located at the “Six Corners Intersection” (intersection of routes 120 and 47) in Woodstock. They were married 62 years until his death in 2011.

She worked at Woodstock Autolite until the birth of her first child in 1951. 

She later worked until her retirement for the McHenry County tuberculosis office.

She loved and was dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She helped raise a grandson and took care of her mother and husband until their deaths. She supported and enjoyed participating in Woodstock Senior Services, where she attended luncheons and played bingo. She also volunteered at local nursing homes where she helped lead rosary. She loved her volunteer job at St. Mary Church in Woodstock, where she helped count the weekly monetary donations. She was a supportive mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (David) Corcoran and Sandy (Randy) Eslick; two sons, Dick (Rhonda) Polizzi and Jim Polizzi; nine grandchildren, Tony (Jen) Polizzi, Kristin (Dan) Tussing, Megan (Chris) Jessen, Rhiannon (Patrick) Louise, Jeremy Polizzi, Ryan Polizzi, Kali Eslick, Laura Polizzi and AJ Polizzi; great-grandchildren, Peter John Louise and Landon Casimer John Polizzi; a brother-in-law, John Polizzi; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and the funeral Mass were July 24 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.

Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

The family thanks nurses Shelly Cartwright and Vicki Palafox and the other caring staff in intermediate care at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock for their caring support.

Memorials can be sent to St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

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