Nancy Jane Torricelli
Nancy Jane Torricelli, 75, of Springfield, died at 4:15 am, Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She was born December 6, 1936 in Monmouth, IL to Robert T. and Marie Hennenfent Maxey. She married Reno Anthony Torricelli on August 16, 1958 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Annette (Glenn) Groesch of Springfield, Theresa (Mark) Oldani and Cecelia Schurman both of Rochester; one son, Ken (Gina) Torricelli of Champaign; significant other, Dick Jeffers of Springfield; six grandchildren, Maria & Gabriella Oldani, Alex Torricelli, Reed and Michael Groesch and Madeline Schurman; three sisters, Patricia Bowen, Roberta Johnson and Cecelia (James) Mudd; one brother George (Mary Ann) Maxey, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, her parents preceded her in death.
Nancy was a member of St. Jude’s Church in Rochester. She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association; Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority; Illinois Council for Exceptional Children, she was the recipient of the CEC Teacher of the Year Award and received the James Toal ICS Honorary Alumni Award. She retired from District #186 after teaching Special Education for over 30 years.
Visitation: 3-6 pm Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home, with Prayers at 3pm. Additional visitation from 9:45 – 10:15 am, Monday, April 30, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 11 am, Monday, April 30, 2012 at St. Jude’s Church in Rochester. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to MDA / ALS, PO Box 78060, Phoenix,
AZ 85062. Please list in memory of Nancy Jane Torricelli on memo line.