Obituaries

Grace V. Maculan

November 11, 1932 - February 5, 2018

Grace V. Maculan

Obituary

Belvidere, Il

Grace V. Maculan, 85 of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully, Monday morning, February 5, 2018 at University Hospital, Madison, WI following a short illness.  Grace was born November 11, 1932 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Anthony F. and Margarette M. (Yale) Palmeno.  She married Peter R. Maculan on November 12, 1949 in Rockford.  Grace enjoyed working.  She began her career in the office of Sundstrand’s before managing a restaurant; which led her to open and run Mac’s Snack Shop in Belvidere.  As of recent, she has been the bookkeeper for Maculan Chiropractic Clinic.  Grace was also a loving mother who was a great problem solver and very empathetic.  She enjoyed helping her family and loved her grandchildren.  Grace was also a very technologically savvy person who loved bookkeeping and computers.  She enjoyed flower gardens.  Grace made her spiritual home at St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere.

Grace is loved and will be missed by her children, Judith Maculan (John Penoyar) of Hinesburg, VT, Diane Maculan of Belvidere, Angela Graw (Bob) of Brookfield, WI, P. Robert Maculan (Cathy) of Rockford, Amelia Crawford (Jed) of Lyons, CO; grandchildren, Anna Penoyar, Sean Stephenson, Erin Ogunsanya, Adam Graw, Elle Maculan, Peter Maculan, Grace Crawford, Rose Crawford, Jack Crawford; Great-grandchildren, Zoe Stephenson, Lorenzo Stephenson, Olivia Graw, Emmeline Graw; nieces and nephews.  Grace is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Richard, James, Joseph and Anthony Palmeno.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.  Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 in St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Brian Geary celebrating.  Burial will be at highland Garden of Memories.  Memorial contributions can be made to the University Wisconsin Hospitals-Madison, Wisconsin in Grace’s memory.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Sunday, February 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Monday, February 12, 2018
10:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 in St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Brian Geary celebrating.

Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories.

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I’ve known Grace and the Palmeno family since Grace was 16. What a delightful person! I imagine her always with a smile. Great bunch of kids they raised. Many happy fun memories with her & Pete. She babysat my sister & I when she was 16 with Franny Sundell, & Nina Morten. We remained friends for years. She WILL be missed by all. Lovely lady. So sorry we were unable to attend these memorials. Our sympathy to all.

Duane & Terry Keller 2018-02-12T09:52:42

Judi — so glad to have met Grace, and to have followed along all these years from Vermont as you kept us abreast of Illinois family fun. Mostly, we are glad that your mom and your dad left a loving family to carry on.
So . . . thank you Grace, for Judi & her family who have touched our own lives.

Beth & Andrew 2018-02-08T12:44:43

Rob, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Having experienced the same loss just a couple of months ago, I know the pain and sorrow you are now experiencing. As hard as it seems now, try to think of all the memories you and your family will always have in your hearts. God Bless and know that she is now no longer in pain.
Sincerely,
Keith Wicklund

Keith Wicklund 2018-02-07T17:18:02