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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Thursday February 25th, 2021

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Emma Caroline Baranzelli

Emma Caroline Baranzelli, 87 of Stonington passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 19, 1933 in Stonington, IL the daughter of Phillip and Grace (Fedon) Baranzelli. Emma first worked at Marucco’s Grocery Store in Stonington and then for 25 years she worked as a secretary for Nolen Plumbing where she became family instead of just an employee. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Holy Trinity Alter and Rosary Society in Stonington. In her spare time, she used the enjoyed bowling, traveling, arts and reading. She loved the Stonington Basketball team and all sports especially the U of I Basketball team. She was known for making the signs for the Stonington Summer Feast.  

She is survived by her Nieces: Karen Spurgeon of Kincaid, Christine (Joseph) Broccardo of Palmer, IL; Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews: Aimee Forbes, Ann Lupton, Jennifer Lupo, John Baranzelli and Angela Yoder; Nine Great-Great Nieces and Nephews; Honorary Grandchildren: Daniel (Brooke) Nolen of Moweaqua and Kaitlyn (Alex) Norris of Palmer, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and her brother.

Private Family Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at approximately 11:15 in the Old Stonington Cemetery in rural Stonington, IL with Fr. Tony Swamey officiating. The family wishes that everyone that would like to attend the graveside please wear a mask due to health risks in the family.  

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church 308 N Pine St, Stonington, IL 62567.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Ive know Emma many a year. She was my sisters secretary . Always greeted me w a warm welcome and always asked how things were going when I saw her. She will be deeply missed for sure!

Rhonda Moma Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

I met Emma after I got married, such a lady and always there to help if I had any questions. To the family, you are inmy prayers and thoughts and I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Yolanda Marucco Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

I met neighbor & friend Karen's Aunt Emma when my mom moved to Hickory Estates.
My mom Adell Barger was Emma's neighbor & they became friends.
My mom was glad to help Emma when she needed help with something.
Emma would share her newspaper with my mom & give my mom her extra TV guide.
It was a blessing to me when I would be on the phone with my mom & hear the joy in my mom's voice when Emma would bring her newspaper to share it.
They went from being neighbors & friends at Hickory Estates then to both pass on to heaven less than 24 hrs apart. Keeping your family in prayer for comfort.

Laura Meikle Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

Karen & Christine, So sorry for your loss, I know you'll miss her. If you need anything, call me at 217-825-3731

Brenda Titran Harris Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma Baranzelli

Roy Wilbur & Linda Broccardo Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Emma was always the kindest when I ran into her. Missed seeing her these past few years at the Steak Dinners

Sheila Spresser Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

Emma was my neighbor. She was always so friendly. She loved to read out on her back porch and enjoyed a good visit. She was mad at my family when we moved to Taylorville. Every time I would see her after the move she would give me shit. She told me the new neighbors were not very friendly. Emma will be missed and there will never be another Emma. Rest in peace.

Shelli O'Brien Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM