Nov 12, 2022
Rosemary Berg nee Yaccino age 93 Beloved mother of Carmen (the late Susan) Molinaro and Pamela (the late Frank) Siegfried; Cherished gram of Nicole (Kristen Drozd) Siegfried, Matthew (Katie) Siegfried, Jonathon Molinaro, and Bobby Molinaro, Dear sister of Anthony (the late Sharon), Jean (Lee) Fabic, Theresa (the late Alex) Prichodko, the late Frank, the late Lucy Kellerman, and the late Rita; Dear daughter of the late Phillip and Mary; Fond aunt and dear friend to many. Long time Wood Dale resident and member of Holy Ghost Church. Visitation Saturday November 12th 8:30 am until time of funeral 10:30 am at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E Irving Park Road (at Prospect) Itasca to Holy Ghost Church. Mass 11:00 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org, would be greatly appreciated. For funeral info: 630-250-8588 or oaksfh.com Following is a devotion from Rosemary's son, Carmen. Well after an almost three year battle my Mom passed this morning peacefully. Mom was one of the strongest people I have ever met. She pretty much raised my Sister Pam and myself by herself while still working and advancing in her field of expertise which was banking. My sister and I both believe she was promoted as one of the first female bank vice-presidents way back in the 1960’s. My Mom taught me many things in life but some of the things that stand out are as follows. First was that nothing is more important than family, followed closely by the importance of friends. For those of you who are Blue Bloods fans, those family dinners around the table was our family tradition that even continued when my Mom was in her assisted living facility. Second was that if you work hard for something you will appreciate it so much more than if it’s given to you. Special things take special effort. Don’t be afraid to dig in and get your hands dirty or work up a sweat. Thirdly, life is not always fair or easy. We get knocked down to the ground quite often. Really doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. What matters is how you react when you get up. Bitterness, anger, hatred never did anyone any good. Determination, sticking to it, and the willingness to pick yourself up and try again. That’s what is the true test of the character of a person. Finally, and maybe most importantly, Mom taught me to treat other people as I would want to be treated. Try to help others when you are able to and you can. Kindness is something we all want to get but sometimes to give kindness can be so rewarding. Never pass up the opportunity to help someone along the way. My Mom was 12 days short of her 94th birthday and while she will be missed, she is at peace and in a better place. Hopefully having a family dinner with her brothers and sisters, her Mom and Dad, my brother in law Frank, and my wife Susan. All I have become in my life I owe to my Mom. A great Mom, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister. Rest in peace Mom.