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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Donald J. "Donnie" Gasparini of Rockford,
4who passed away on February 6, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Donald Gasparini was born in Rockford on February
63, 1943 to John and Theresa (nee Zavagnin) Gasparini and lived
7his entire life in the Rockford area; he graduated from St.
8Thomas High School in 1960 and married Peggie Hammerstrand in
9Rockford on June 15, 1963; and
10    WHEREAS, Donald Gasparini started his career as a
11supervisor in the Illinois Secretary of State's office; he
12eventually served the community as its Sheriff for nearly 18
13years before retiring in 1997; and
14    WHEREAS, Donald Gasparini enjoyed spending winters in
15Naples, Florida; he was a member of St. Anthony's Church, the
16Venetian Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Tebala Shriners and
17many others; he was inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame and
18served as President of the Illinois Sheriff's Association; he
19attended RVC, the FBI Academy, and the Secret Service Academy;
21    WHEREAS, Donald Gasparini was preceded in death by his



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1parents; his brother, Anthony Gasparini; and his close friend,
2Jerry Tassoni; and
3    WHEREAS, Donald Gasparini is survived by his wife, Peggie;
4his children, John (Amy) Gasparini, Marc (Cathy) Gasparini,
5Deanna Gasparini, and Donald (Jamie) Gasparini, Jr.; his
6grandchildren, Ashley, Franchesca, Sam, Amanda, Bella,
7Nicholas, Ella, Tess, Geno, Ava, and Joey; his sister, Carolyn
8(Joseph) Scandroli; his sister-in-law, Loretta Gasparini; his
9brother-in-law/son, James Hammerstrand; his very special Aunt
10Rose and Uncle Pep Dal Pra; and several cousins, nieces,
11nephews, and dear friends; therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
14Donald J. "Donnie" Gasparini, and extend our sincere
15condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
16him; and be it further
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Donald Gasparini as an expression of
19our deepest sympathy.