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Genevieve De Long Antonacci
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1923
Death: Jun. 22, 2010

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Genevieve Antonacci, 87, of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Springfield and Sherman, died at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Joanne's House-Hope Hospice.

She was born on April 19, 1923, in Jamestown, IL, to the late Clarence and Louise De Long. She married Nick J. Antonacci on December 11, 1943; he preceded her in death on January 2, 2000.

Genevieve is survived by her three sons, Steve (Jerilyn) Antonacci of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Mark (Mary) Antonacci of Eureka, MO and Mike (Janet) Antonacci of Strasburg, IL; two grandchildren, Nick and Barbara Antonacci; one step-grandchild, Kelly Gross; and two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Delores (Don) Miller of Auburn; one brother, Louis De Long of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a past member of the Sherman United Methodist Church in Sherman, IL where she was active in many groups. She was also a member of the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System and was a former Samaritan Volunteer at St. John's Hospital for many years. Genevieve received her BS from Illinois State University, and her MA from the University of Illinois in Champaign. She was a teacher and had educated hundreds of children in the 34 years that she spent in the classroom. She taught at Riverton Junior High, Williamsville Junior High and Washington Middle School in Springfield.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Auburn Cemetery. Reverend Mike Pennell officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.

Published in The State Journal-Register on July 4, 2010 
Auburn Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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 Added: Jul. 4, 2010

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