LaDonna M. Marotta

February 12, 1938 - March 8, 2017
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LaDonna M. Marotta, 79, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center in Belvidere. Born February 12, 1938, daughter of Herbert and Alice Wanke. She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1955, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Northern Illinois University in 1973. LaDonna married the love of her life, Lawrence “Larry” Marotta on February 24, 1962 at Saint Anthony’s Church in Rockford. She was employed by the Rockford Public School District 205 for 32 years. LaDonna was a former member of Holy Family Church and a member of Saint James Church, Belvidere. She was a member of the Chapter L Gold Wing Club. LaDonna loved sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting and ceramics.

LaDonna is loved and missed by her loving husband, Larry; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Yana Marotta; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Vione Holder.

Memorial Service will take place at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Brian Geary officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service


Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial Service will take place at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Brian Geary officiating


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.


 

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Born: February 12, 1938
Died: March 8, 2017

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Jeffrey S. Anderson posted on 3/13/17

To the Marotta family. I'm sorry to have learned about the death of Mrs. Marotta. May she rest in peace.

 

Sandy Huhsman posted on 3/14/17

Larry and family: I will always have memories of the breakfast group, your open houses invitation and how you both came to sit with me when Don was having surgery. So many good memories. So sorry for your loss and my prayers will be with you and family. Love, Sandy Huhsman

 

Debbie & Fran Re posted on 3/15/17

Larry & family We are so sorry about the loss of LaDonna. She was a loving, talented & compassionate person & we will miss her. She touched the lives of many. We are so glad that we had time with her. Again our deepest sympathy & love. Love, Debbie & Fran Re

 

Barbara Penn posted on 3/15/17

LaDonna was a wonderful, caring counselor who cared about not only the students but also the teachers. She would listen and take action to help you. Her smile and love for all will be missed.

 

Deborah Ferruggia Boulley posted on 3/15/17

Our sincere condolences to our cousin Larry, his son Michael and wife Yana and son, for the passing of our sweet and talented cousin LaDonna. Aunt Rosie would also be wishing you all her prayers. Her spirit in heaven will be waiting for you LaDonna. You were one of her favorites! Over the years we all enjoyed the openness and kindness showed by all of you. I remember my mom taking care of Michael while LaDonna was teaching. Aunt Rosie, would play music for Michael from our small victrola record player, as he rested. LaDonna rest in peace. We loved you always. Cousin Joann Snyderman, cousin Debby Ferruggia Boulley, and cousin Louis Ferruggia.

 

Joan Reum posted on 3/15/17

It is with great sadness I learned of LaDonna's passing away. She was a dear friend of mine as well as a great counselor when I worked at East high school I remember so well our trips together. I I kind of lost track of you guys but always remember fondly the good times. Rest in peace good friend.

 

Jeff Williams posted on 3/17/17

LaDonna was a wonderful colleague and a dear sweet lady. Although frustrations and pressures were common in the counseling office, I never saw her upset or angry. She led our department with class and poise, and she always found time to listen. Her passing is a true sadness for me.

 

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