Suzanne J. MORI
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Suzanne J. MORI
  • August 22, 1934 - December 14, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Suzanne J. "Smiley" Mori, 83, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017, with her daughter, Michelle by her side. Born August 22, 1934 to Dominic and Helen DiMarco. Married Gene R. Mori on June 29, 1966. He passed away on May 23, 1999. She worked at Jacks of Better and then as a Caregiver for the elderly. She loved her family very much. She enjoyed family gatherings, cookouts, Sunday drives and playing bingo. She was always smiling, telling jokes and was a people person. She was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include daughter, Mary (Fred) Corey, Michelle S. Mori; sons, Joe (Kim) Ponder, Jeff Ponder; grandchildren, Becky (Jared) Bussan, Andrew Ponder, Abby Ponder, Jacob Ponder; great-granddaughter, Rayna Bussan. Predeceased by her parents; husband; 2 sisters; 3 brothers; best friend of 50 years, Rita Connery.

A special thank you to Dr. Edison Lim who was responsible for the good quality of life that our Mom had for the past 23 years and to OSF Hospice.

Private family services were held. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.