Lillianna S. DeGrazio

May 4, 2000January 23, 2019

Lillianna S. DeGrazio, age 18, passed away January 23, 2019. Beloved daughter of Lori (Rick) Grosskopf and John (Melisa) DeGrazio. Loving sister of Matthew Lasdasky Jr., Lyric Lasdasky, Jacob DeGrazio, Joseph DeGrazio, John DeGrazio Jr., and Anthony DeGrazio. Cherished granddaughter of Frank Larsen Sr., Emogean (Wayne) Bradley, and Linda DeGrazio. She is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Lillianna attended Zion Benton High School. She loved her family, playing sports, and most of all – laughing. Lillianna was strong willed and enjoyed spending time with her friends. Visitation Thursday from 2-7 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee. Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 PM at the funeral home. Interment private. For funeral info: or 847-336-0127.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lillianna S. DeGrazio

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Angie Hayes

January 31, 2019


I know we’ve known each other since we were two. We were best friends for a long time. When you visited next door we always loved Poncho and we would watch movies, play around the houses. I remember when you’d always come over drinking a bottle of hot sauce, you always liked it. I enjoyed when you lived with us. I had sleepovers with you a lot too. We did a lot of fun things and laughed tons. You always had the sweetest personality and a beautiful soul. I even saw you about a month ago when you came into my work. We chatted for a few minutes and we blew each other kisses. I’m going to miss you and love you forever Lilli. ❤️

Margie Engels

January 31, 2019

My first memory of Lillianna is when I met her in Alabama. She was living with her Mom, Lori, at her Grandma Emogene's and Grandpa Wayne's house. I went with her Uncle Mike at Thanksgiving in 2008. We were in the sun porch, dancing together, to The Beatles. It was Lilli, me and her Mom. We also went to a mall shopping, the day after Thanksgiving. I remember giving Lilli a Beatles t-shirt I had, the next time I saw her in Illinois. I remember how beautiful she was at her cousin's wedding, Mike's son, Kevin, in Nov 2011. Our last memory is from Thanksgiving 2018, when Mike and I saw her at her Uncle Frank's house. Lilli and I went shopping to Jewel for some snacks. She wanted cheesecake. Uncle Mike and I will miss Lillianna very much! Her beautiful smile, her sassiness , and how smart and kind she was. We will be loving and hugging you in our hearts always! Uncle Mike and Margie

Allison Nelson

January 29, 2019


You were the best little addition to my life I never expected.

Your Mom, graciously, let me be your back-up Mom when she and Grandma & Dad needed.

Your mom let me love you like my own; so I did, love you like my own (that's really trusting and generous and selfless as a Mom---we want ALL OF YOU , as mom's).

But, it takes a village to raise a child, 100% of the time.

Lillianna, you had a village and a community and friends and parents and teachers and coaches , etc. that saw the magic of you.
And, between all of us, baby, you always had a place to go, whenever you needed.

But you OUT-RAN us all... Your confident and innovative and resilient little self kept one step ahead of us at all times. And, you know what, I always admired that in such a young child and a young soul. I don't admire people, are extraordinary.

I don't know how to imagine this world, my life, without your sparkly eyes in my head; laugh in my ears; giggles of immaturity and maturity.

I'm not ready to try.

Lillianna Suzanne Degrazio, you are our firecracker (Claire's and Mine).
You made our house loud and fun and loving.

I love you so much.

Amanda Savakis

January 28, 2019

To my beautiful baby cousin Lily...I don’t even know where to start... I remember as far back as the day you were born to changing your diapers while I was babysitting you, to chasing you around the house when you were a little just lounging and watching movies together. You were always such a sweetheart and it hurts us all so badly that you had to go so soon. Your cousins adored you so much too and loved you so much and have always looked up to you. They have so many good memories of you and their favorite is all the times we went to great america together. We had so many happy memories their and they just adored their cousin and being around her . They really looked up to you. It just feels like this can’t be real....we all just want to wake up from this nightmare. Lily, we all hope and pray you rest well and peacefully babygirl. We will never forget you and your beautiful spirit...we will continue to think of you always. Remembering the good times ❤️

Christy Gaiser

January 27, 2019

Those who loved Lillianna, their lives will be changed forever here on earth. We will all be left with a huge whole in our hearts. Lillianna was smart, loving, thoughtful, and very funny. I believe Lillianna inherited her sense of humor from her Grandpa Frank. The word of God promises in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." On September 9, 2015, Lillianna chose to be baptised and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. I have blessed assurance I will be with you again Lillianna. I love and miss you most beautiful girl.

Until we meet again,

Aunt Christy

Emma Henry

January 26, 2019

Lilliana was such a unique young soul. I rarely remember hearing her complain about much, it seems like forever since I had seen her last but her memories have been very vivid to me since her passing. Her contagious laugh and smile was always something beautiful to remember her by. One memory that continues to run through my mind is summer time, groups of us at 38 acres all day long at that skatepark where we always seemed to end up. I will continue to carry you on in my memory Lilliana, may you rest in peace pretty girl.

Lori Hayes

January 25, 2019

Lilli was a beautiful, sweet , kind, loving girl . She was friends with my daughter Angie and stayed with us for awhile when she was younger. I felt I had a third daughter . Our family had many good times with Lilli and we feel blessed to have had that time and to have known her . We felt she was apart of our family and we loved her very much. We had many great times together at our house. She and my daughter cheered together and went to dances together at North Prairie Jr. High. We also had a haunted house room at schlader Building two years in a row. We will always remember Lilli with love. Prayers to her family. And God comfort you Lori. We love you.