Marguerite Carozzi

January 31, 1925January 22, 2014

Marguerite Carozzi passed away on January 22, 2014 at the age of 88 leaving behind a devoted husband Albert Carozzi, two daughters Viviane Carozzi and Nadine Carozzi, and four grandchildren. Marguerite and her husband came to the United States from Switzerland in 1957 and raised their family in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. She was a loving mother and wife who possessed many talents including oil painting and piano. She began her studies at the University of Illinois where she received a B.A. in French Literature, a M.A. in French and History, and a Ph.D. in French and History of Geology. Her fields of specialty included the history of geology in the eighteenth century and translations in French, German, and English.

She was the love of her husband's life for 65 years and his partner in his scientific and academic careers. To all who knew her she embodied elegance and sophistication. For the last years of her life she endured the havoc and devastation that being afflicted with Alzheimer's brings and she lived through it with the same dignity and courage that typified her entire life.


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February 11, 2014

Dear Albert, Nadine, and Simone,

I'm saddened to hear of your loss. I remember Marguerite as a scholar, and as a wonderfully kind woman who took great interest in welcoming new faculty to C-U. Kathy and I have very fond memories of her. Please accept our condolences.
- - Steve and Kathy Marshak, Champaign

February 11, 2014

Dr. Carrozi and family. I have fond memories of Marguerite during my 20 years in the Geology Department at the University of Illinois. Marguerite was a lovely person and it was my good fortune to have known her. My deepest sympathy to all members of the family. Murle Edwards

Steve & Mary Luzzi

February 5, 2014

Dear Nadine and Family,

We're sorry to hear that your mom has passed. We'll remember and cherish the stories you've shared with us about Marguerite and Albert -- and we're sure you have many more to tell. Hope to see everyone sometime soon.

Our thoughts are with all of you.

Steve, Mary, Shelby and Daniel

Don Krummel

February 3, 2014

Marilyn and I have wonderful memories of Marguerite as our neighbor, quiet, sytlish, and delightful, on Delaware Avenue in Urbana. Our deepest sympathy to Albert and the girls.

February 2, 2014

Dear Albert and Family,

Don and I were so sorry to hear about Marguerite's passing. I have many fond memories of her from your time living in our neighborhood in Champaign, and you and your family will be in our hearts and prayers.


Regina Schumacher

Geoerge_Devries Klein

February 2, 2014

Dear Albert,Viviane and Nadine,

Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences for the passing away of Marguerite, truly a great lady and lovely person. I shall always remember her graciousness and her kindness to all. Yes, she will be missed.

On occasions like this, I always say (or write), please always remember the good things about Marguerite Carozzi. That will be the best living memorial she can have. Be assured, I shall do so.

George Devries Klein (Katy, TX)

February 2, 2014

Nadine, George and Simone,
Lisa and I were so sorry to read about your Mother in the Sunday N & O. We enjoyed meeting her at your house at least ten years ago. She always seemed so pleasant and proper. We hope for the best for your family in this difficult time. Hope to see you guys before too long. - Dal and Lisa

Kathie Marsaglia

January 30, 2014

Dear Nadine, Albert and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Marguerite was such a very special person, always cheery and positive. Bob and I had such a lovely visit with her and Albert in Geneva years ago. Please give your father a hug for me - I miss talking to him about rocks and the history of geology!