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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Jacqueline "Jackie" M. Diverdi

August 26, 1936October 2, 2019

Jacqueline M. Diverdi, 83, of Surprise, AZ, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was born August 26, 1936, the daughter of Dominick and Elmina (Cravens) Grotto. Jacqueline was married to James Diverdi. She was employed at Amerock in shipping and receiving for many years, as well as at Byron Nuclear Plant as a janitor. She was a longtime member of the Eagles Club and loved going to the club to dance. Jacqueline enjoyed crocheting, and going to the casino to gamble. She liked going to Sunrise Restaurant with her senior group. Jacqueline had a giving heart and loved to help children in need any way she could; especially to Walter Lawson’s Children’s Home ad children of third world countries. Jacqueline is loved and missed by her daughters, Rose (Dave) Way, Betty (Bill) Weeks of Rockford, and Susan (Lonnie) Jennings of Buckeye, AZ; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James, and brother, Dominick Grotto. Private services will be held. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Jacqueline is loved and missed by her daughters, Rose (Dave) Way, Betty (Bill) Weeks of Rockford, and Susan (Lonnie) Jennings of Buckeye, AZ; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James, and brother, Dominick Grotto.

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Tina Stevens

October 10, 2019

Jackie I'll never forget when I used to help you at your night job so you were able to get your work done fast so we could get to the club early to country line dance. Super crazy fun times, rest easy my lady. You will be missed.

Amber Jennings

October 10, 2019

Grandma you were the best grandma in the world I miss you so much. I am so happy you got to see Mariah and Hayden. I remember how you use to tell me don’t give me that dirty look you little turd I bought you pizza and everything else... or that time when you would cover your white legs with the news paper because you didn’t want people to see your legs lol. I remember all the fun sleep overs we use to have. Until I see you again we will have more sleep overs I love you 😘

Sammantha Hartman

October 9, 2019

I loved when you shared you photos with us Susan she looked so Happy.

Betty Weeks

October 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Mom. I am so thankful to have had the Best mom in the whole World! You were one in a million. I will Cherish all the memories I have of you. All the things we did through the years, Crafts , dancing, we sure had fun! You always put us girls first, in your life. There will never be a day that I won't think about you! I love you today, tomorrow and Forever and Always! Till I see you again Mom, know I love you very much!

Donna BLANKENSHIP

October 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss Susan, your mom was a beautiful woman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY